How fortunate to border a 600 acre refuge; for four-legged creatures opportunities abound, including the chance for a good sniff. It would appear this now extends to a quick dip….in the mud! LW known for her limitless energy “set the bar at new heights” this afternoon, as completely out of the blue she became a “puddle jumper!” Legs flew, water and mud splashed about and before it was finished, Murphy (who is grey and white and was unfortunate enough to be standing in close proximity) ended up looking like a bit player in some horrible reenactment of a 1940’s minstrel show. It wasn’t pretty! Three puddles aligned in linear fashion, became a 1-2-3 lineup of pools in which our little girl happily romped. She went quickly from one end to the other before wheeling about joyfully on a reciprocal heading, charging at us full force! As she dashed with all her might the wind hooked her cheeks, pulling them back and making it appear as some sort of distorted sneer! Agast! A wild forest beast! Now we know what the mysterious unseen “Jersey Devil” might look like if he was covered in mud!