Watching the face of dog meeting dog in a snow covered place
Is a different type of entertainment.
Already excited at the cold of the snow
The dogs’ minds go to overdrive as they come face to face.
There is of course the typical enjoyment of staking their claim
Only to be followed by the claims of the next
And of course the sniffing and lifting of ears
As their interest in the other each dog now proclaims.
If they are allowed to romp free you have a whole new sight.
Snow flying left and right
As the dogs bow and take flight
Racing around in an intricate pattern of joy and delight.
Of course it is easy to follow their tracks
Even if they take off out of your view
Because the snow marks their trail to the end,
Eventually finding them reclining on their stomachs.
That is the thing about snow.
The more you play, the faster your energy goes.
It is a lesson dogs don’t get, but then that is grand
Because if they get hyper, outside is the place to go.