Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I felt sorry for him ,,,

... so I let him loose in our back yard, so he could run around. He did not do a lot of running, but was trying to dig to China or something ...

Happy April 7-3

With him was his red Frisbee, an orange rubber stick with a rope loop (we call it Dynamite), and a foot ball.
Happy April 7-5

Of course I regret my decision:
Happy on April 7

because he did not want to be cleaned up. I had to give him a sponge bath, because the hose was too cold, so was the wading pool. He only stepped in with his front paws, and squealed like a pig. Sigh. The dirt will come off eventually, and I have a strong vacuum cleaner.

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25 comments:

Jessica said...

HAHAHAHA I have an incident multiple times spring like this with my Pyrenees. She lures me in with good behavior "I'm not going to dig this time" for about 4 days, and then on day five, I'll be less vigilant and BAM Muddy dog everywhere. It just makes her so darn happy I can't care too much (and I hate to mop)

RC said...

ooohhhh, I'm dieing ... I can see it happening here soon

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Oh Happy!
Well at least he enjoyed himself. It kind of looks like he's playing in chocolate pudding!

lexa said...

Oh, my! He's like my two -- the dirtier and muddier he gets the better he likes it! lol!

Michelle said...

Oh gosh. I'm cringing and I only have to deal the photos! This makes me happy that Nimitz steps around puddles. ;-)

TracyKM said...

LOL. This is why I said if we get a puppy again, it'd be AFTER spring mud, and soon enough before fall to be house trained before I'd have to deal with mud and cold nights again, LOL!

Freyalyn said...

Oh dear!! Lunil is very similar, but at least she's blonde and doesn't show the dirt quite as revoltingly as Happy. I really don't envy you the cleaning, but he *did* enjoy himself.

Walden said...

He does look like he enjoyed himself though!

Senja said...

You are a good doggy momma!

Knatolee said...

Ooooooh my! I feel your pain, but at least my dogs aren't white (and if they can stand swimming in the pond and in the creek and the river right now, they can stand the garden hose!!!)

This might cheer you up -- that's a lot of knitting:


Natural Gas commercial
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Susan said...

Holy crap, is he dirty! At least he has short hair.

Jeanne said...

I'm sitting here saying "oh no" over and over again - I don't think I'll complain about my dogs getting dirty again!

I love the first picture though

2paw said...

But how happy he is, with his toys, his mud and the hole!!! One look at his face and I melt!!!

runswithneedles said...

Wow. Sadie and Happy would have a great time together. Sadie loves to play in the mud, too.

You are a GREAT dog mom for letting Happy have such fun. I see so many people at the dog park who won't let their dogs get dirty and/or wet. (Boggles my mind.)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Oh my gosh! I think my favorite is the picture of his tongue sweeping past his perfectly mud-coloured snout.

Frieda said...

I will never again complain about having to clean up my little pooch .I feel your pain , but he looks like he's having a blast . With a face like that I bet you can't stay mad at him...

CelticCastOn said...

I love all these pics, he looks like he had a great time. The one with his tongue out is hilarious!

charlie girl said...

Although the clean up stinks, how happy it makes them is worth it...most of the time! (Not before I'm heading to work though and in uniform...). We've got our own mud hole Monty frequents almost daily. Darn Seattle rain.

Martina said...

Oh my Goodness! Many years ago my childs did the same thing ;-)) and they had the same fun, too. Aren´t we good mum´s??

Sharon V said...

Oy, what a mess! You know the saying (that I just made up), 'the dirtier they are the funner it was'. It's only dirt, after all.

I hope he had good nap fterwards.

illusions said...

Absolutely hilarious! He had the time of his life I can see that. Vanilla would do the same all the time. LOL! I can so see them partying.

T-Mom said...

Oh. My. God.

So instead of shrieking "Happy NOOOOOOOO!!!" you grabbed your camera??

You're a MUCH more tolerant and patient dog mom than I am!!

(He's so freaking cute!)

Virginia said...

Ah, the joys of the muddog.

Although, I gotta say, the mud is a heck of a lot better than what my dogs used to get into. Ugh.

Robin said...

TOOOO funny! You need a black dog! My parents' dog, Lily, did that to a toilet paper roll once when she was a puppy. Daddy missed her and found her sitting in the middle of a HUGE pile of shredded toilet paper. She's white and all you could see was her black nose and eyes!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

You may feel sorry for him... but I feel sorry for you - LOL He does look like he's enjoying himself ;) That hole looks large enough to plant something - like a tree!