It’s springtime, and for those of us who live in the Midwest, this means that it’s officially the rainy season. While it’s true that April showers bring May flowers, it’s also true that they create a LOT of mud. I’m not a *huge* fan of the stuff, but my dog LOVES it! So to celebrate her affinity for all things wet and mucky, this month’s poem is all about MUD . . . from the perspective of my pup!

By Katie Gilstrap

I love me some mud.
It tickles my toes!
It’s cool to the touch,
and it pleases my nose!
It sticks to my fur
and it’s soft on my skin,
so when I see mud,
I can’t wait to jump in!