[In honor of (and with apologies to) Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.] 

Dash on a walk by Kieran Lindsey

On February the fourth, ‘neath skies colored gray, In the dimming light, at the end of the day, He was walking, the sights and smells thrilling, When Dashiell the terrier heard a low trilling.

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© 2020 Next-Door Nature. Thanks to the photographers who granted permission to use their photos, and to those who made their work available through the Creative Commons license: Matt Ward, Richard Gibbons, Robert, Cletus Lee, Ashley Wahlbert (Tubbs), Don Faulkner, and Kieran Lindsey. © 2017 Next-Door Nature. Reprints welcomed with written permission from the author.