"Don't sweat the small stuff." I love
that saying, it is so true. Having fun
far out weighs a dirty dog and the
requirement for a bath once you get
home. Of course there is some dirt that
once dry; will simply brush away. I love
that dirt. Just recently Luke was out
with my husband (top photo) on a run.
With the recent downpours of rain there
was a great deal of mud. Unfortunately
there had been accompanying winds that
had blown leaves onto the mud. Luke
didn't see the mud when he took the
slope at top speed. In a flash he was
down for the count. It was worse than
the image portrays, it was black gunk
mud. I laughed when we met up in the
field later, knowing full well that my
thought of maybe bathing the dogs in the
afternoon was now cast in stone.
In her younger years Jessie would
dig until she just about dropped.
Her mouth so chuck full of dirt from
shoveling along with her little
digging feet that she could barely
close her mouth. She often resembled
a small pig on the ride home. And as
the saying goes "she was as happy as
a pig in s*%t." I know that many of
you are now dealing with snow
instead of mud but just wait, spring
is just around the corner and the
mud will all be revealed. Then it's
bath time, with the happiness of a
dirty dog, there is equal happiness
seeing the dirt wash down the drain.
Those little eyes peeking out from
beneath the water and suds, there
lies a clean dog under there.
The beach is a great place to see
dirty dogs. All those noses stuffed
full of sand. You can see the sand
filling every little nook and cranny
as your dog charges through the toe
spreading sand, glorious. Sand is
one of those dirt's that just
lingers. When you think you've got
it all, there is always more hidden
in secret compartments. Even after a
vigorous bath it can still hideout.
But when the inevitable bath comes;
I often think how wonderful it must
feel to for a dog. A 20 minute long
massage with warm water running over
you, not bad I'd say. Once the
initial "oh no a bath," passes I
think some dogs quite enjoy a bath.
Although, I'm sure that they would
never admit it.
So go ahead, throw caution to
the wind and let them get good and
dirty. It washes off.