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You Know How Much I Love a Muddy Backyard, Right?

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March 24, 2011 by Marj Hatzell

Mud. Muddy dog prints. The bane of my existence. Daisy is like a sponge, I tells ya. If there is one square inch of moisture in that backyard, she finds a way to make sure it gets on every hair on her body.  Especially the white parts so that she looks brown.  And my floor looks like a bucket of mud was thrown on it. And then tracked around. Which is why I need to get rid of the carpets, yo.

I am telling you, she does it on purpose. Shadow used to do it on purpose.  Daisy? Also does it on purpose. Bristol avoids it like the plague and acts like the wicked witch getting doused with water, “I AM MELLLLLTING!  MELLLLTING!  WHAT A WORLD! WHAT A WORLD!”

Exhibit A:


Daisy in the yard. Prolly not drawn to scale.

Notice how she goes though MOST OF THE PUDDLES when called inside.

Exhibit 2:

Bristol in the yard. Also not done to scale. I’m not an artist, I’m a wanna-be-writer.

Guess which dog IS NOT getting four baths today? That’s right!  The all black dog!  The one with short hair that’s easy to keep clean and bathe!  The long-haired dog that soaks up mud like a sponge?  FOUR BATHS.

Just sayin’.

PS – yes. Daisy’s tongue IS that long. And her tail is also freakishly long.

6 thoughts on “You Know How Much I Love a Muddy Backyard, Right?

  1. I’m right there with ya! I long for a white sofa in my living room which is pretty far off the normal dog path but I know that our three (3) dogs would change their path to include that room and that couch if I DARE, so I won’t. We have dirt colored carpet on purpose. It’s gross but at least we can live in denial.

  2. Crissie says:

    Where are Dick and Jane? LOL

  3. I just realized that in that drawing Daisy’s stub (the leg missing a foot) looks like a male appendage. That would be an accurate drawing if she was a boy.

  4. Amanda says:

    Yes, no carpeting is awesome. We are on our second house with all hard floors. I wasn’t sure I’d like it in our last house, but I grew to LOVE it. My only carpet is an 8’x11′ area rug in the living room and one of those rugs in front of each door tossed down in a futile attempt to try and catch dirt before it gets tracked everywhere else. I can’t imagine our allergies if we had wall to wall. After what my Dyson picked up out of the area rug, I have a total ick factor about wall to wall now. Wall to wall carpeting to me is like going out to eat. I just try not to think about the details.

  5. sharonheg says:

    They know. I swear they know. They know exactly how and when to push buttons.

    I just wrote a blog entry about a conversation I had with my dog. Not a “don’t go into the mud” conversation but even so a, “I know you don’t want me to do this but I’m going to see how much I can get away with” conversation.

    It’s a good thing she’s cute. So are yours. Well, based on the drawings. Glad you said the drawings weren’t drawn to scale because otherwise I’d think your dogs were the ancestors of Paul Bunyon’s dogs. Well, Ox. You know what I mean.

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