My Dog and I

It is bath time for the dog

he looks at me

like he knows the word bath

really it’s a shower

but I call it bath to him

he lets me take him in my arms

and put him in the tub

I spray him with water

rub him vigorously with suds

between the toes (especially between his toes)

and all over

I still remember a time when someone

showered me

dried my skin

and put ringlets in my hair

My Dog and I