The snow came down, fell thick and white
As far as I could see…
She opened up the garden door
So it could fall on me.
I love the white stuff from the sky
Though it is cold for paws…
It never lingers long enough
For me, before it thaws.
I still remember my first snow
She woke me in the night,
Said, “Come and see my girlie!”
And my world was cold and bright.
We walked through crunchy drifts of snow
And slid on shiny ice,
And all the trees wore silver streaks
And every path enticed.
My body language, so she says
Was such a give-away…
She still can’t look without a smile
At photos of that day.
And I can’t see a snowflake fall
From any winter grey
Without the hope that she and I
Are going out to play.
And though we could not walk the fields
Or scamper down the lanes
As snowballs flew, our puppyhood
Once more flowed through our veins.
Today the snow both came and went,
I hope it snows some more…
I’m watching from the threshold here
So she can’t close the door.
And just for once, she doesn’t mind,
‘Cause underneath, you see,
When snow falls from a starry sky,
She’s just a pup, like me.