Good Dog!

golden retriever sitting neck-deep in snow
Source Denver 9News.com

Down they come, twirling, sun-sparkling, lilting in sudden gusts. Daisies dancing in summer–except it’s winter. The falling flowers are snowflakes. 

Buster gallops and romps, red-gold coat growing white as he frolics in froth. He barks at the joke, kibble-sized flakes vanishing in the heat of his breathy attempts to capture them.

Nevermind! He plunges his muzzle in deep, rolling to catch what treasure of scent lies buried beneath. Finding his feet, he plops his butt down, and tips his head in invitation.

Dark for too long, I pull on boots and coat, slide on mittens, and step out.

© Liz Husebye Hartmann (2020)

Carrot Ranch Prompt (02/06/2020): In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to the theme “a dog in the daisies.” It can be any dog, real or imagined. Push into the setting and as always, go where the prompt leads!

12 thoughts on “Good Dog!

  1. What a delightful story. Brought back a wonderful memory of one of our black labs as a puppy. Blizzard, snow 3 foot high…and we couldn’t get him out of the snow, he loved it, lol So glad you ventured out. Difficult to resist them, isn’t it 😀

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  2. Pingback: Dog in the Daisies « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

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