Sometimes, something that a puppy does is adorable, but when done as an adult dog, it's not so cute. Something like that happened to me a couple of weeks ago. It was a lovely, sunny afternoon after a weekend of rain. Gael was full of energy, and started to tear around the yard, jumping in and out of the pachysandra, circling the yard, running up to and around me, and then streaking off again. It was fun to watch her. Then she disappeared behind the bushes and I thought I could hear water, as though she were running through a puddle. I called her and she scampered back into sight, covered in mud.