It's a new year and I now live in a new location.
No longer a city dog I'm a rough and tumble country dog
who rambles dirt roads, encounters bears,
follows deer trails, and finely discerns scat.
I hunt black flies and lady bugs.
I adore a labrador named Dudley.
I've traded in sidewalks and curbs for
rock walls and donkey paths.
I've never seen a sky so blue
or heard so much in silence.
I'm happy to be here in this New Year
and so happy you came too.