The orange and red leaves flew around Jessie’s head as she pranced back and forth between the piles of sugar maple leaves. Santa, Molly and Jessie were spending time with Molly’s sister who had a huge backyard with plenty of trees. Earlier in the day Santa had spent the morning raking the leaves into huge piles. After lunch Santa let Jessie out in the backyard to explore and then went to the front yard to rake more leaves.
At first Jessie had ignored the piles of color. But when she had explored all of the corners of the lot she turned her attention to the first leaf pile she saw. She stepped onto the edge of the pile and heard a crinkly noise coming from beneath her feet. Then, when she went closer, the leaves gave way under her feet cushioning her body. Jessie wagged her tail and hurried into the pile. The leaves flew out behind her with a satisfying whoosh. Jessie picked another pile and then another. Pretty soon a carpet of color was strewn across the lawn before her. She was still zooming around the backyard when Santa came around the corner of the house. Continue reading The Leaf Carpet