Instead I found this..
I got lucky that day, because I wasn't really prepared for a cat near a puddle on the road. I only had the natural light of late day and I wasn't that close, but what I had was just enough to give me a nice reflection of pretty kitty, who ran as fast as kitty legs will carry within two seconds of taking this photo.
Kitty's puddle is nice and clear, with no extreme depth, so the light is reflecting the image upward. It's a different story when you photograph in murkier, deeper water, as you will see with the next two images.
David Duchemin is telling us that we should spend more time playing with reflections because it will teach us how to use them more effectively when we encounter them, and what to expect from them as an extension of our photography work.
It took me a good 15 minutes of playing with reflections (and Pete the turtle) to decide how to finally capture the following photo. Pete was as intrigued by his reflection as I was.