Puddles Along the Trail

Februrary has been a very wet month in San Francisco. And this is a good thing, since just three months ago, more than three-quarters of the state was in moderate to extreme drought and the remainder was abnormally dry.

At the same time, all this rain has left puddle after puddle on the trail that we walk our dog along each morning. And while my wife and I try to avoid, as much as possible, stepping into these puddles, our dog always seems to find a way to trek right through the middle of them. And she also finds a way to find and walk through the muddiest parts of the path.

Kind of reminds me of myself when I was a kid.


Written for my daily one-word prompt, “puddle.”

10 thoughts on “Puddles Along the Trail

  1. Marilyn Armstrong February 27, 2019 / 12:13 pm

    Once upon a time, long, long ago I had a big English Setter. He was mostly white with little “orange” dots which made him what they call “an orange belton.”

    He had a real passion for mud. I would get him groomed and when I let him run in the park (it was the only place it was safe to let him run because it was completely fenced), he would find the ONLY mud puddle in the middle of a drought — and roll in it. One big dog. Mud from nose to tip of tail.

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    • Fandango February 27, 2019 / 1:04 pm

      We once had an Irish Setter, with long, rust-colored hair. That dog was dumb as a door nail and suffered from separation anxiety. Whenever we left him alone, we’d come home to a house that looked like it had been ransacked.

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      • Marleen February 27, 2019 / 1:58 pm

        Interesting. I had a cat of a sort that is said to have a personality more like a dog… a siamese. He had separation anxiety (or something like it). He would race around the apartment, when we got home after being away for a while. I’m glad he never tore anything up or knocked anything around. (We didn’t have decorative items sitting around back then, though.)

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  2. JT Twissel February 27, 2019 / 3:43 pm

    Yes, in California we’re always either in a drought or flood situation.

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  3. Melodie Michelle ❤️ February 27, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    I’m in East Texas and we have experienced some of the game “wetness” as you guys have. My son was like your dog, always going through puddles 🤣 thanks for the bringing those memories back!

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  4. Carol Carlisle February 28, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    Oh I’m lovin’ the wet here in The East Bay. I have plant life growing between the boards on the deck. Keeps the fire away for a while

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