The kids (canine variety) just love the outdoors.
It doesn't matter what time of year, what type of weather, or how cold it is. If they can be outside, that's where they want to be.
The only exception is summer heat, but that's another story for another day.
They especially love to be outside when it's messy: muddy, rainy, icy. Go figure.
Well, Don took Baxter, Elsie, and Ridge for their usual lengthy Saturday morning romp out along the dirty roads and streams near our house. And, you guessed it: they loved splashing in anything they could put their paws into: mud, ice cold water, draining ditches. Silly, muddy, muddy kids.
Thankfully we have a somewhat mess-free backyard. And the kid love to hang out there.
They stay pretty clean, all things considered (not that they care; I care, though, especially when they come inside!).
They stay mud-free just about everywhere in the back yard, except when the visit the lower corner beyond the crabapple tree. That's a mud pit. And, of course, it's right next to where the neighbors come and go, so the dogs hang out there to bark and race back and forth. It figures.
So, we decided it was time to throw some straw in the mud pit to at least tone down the splash factor.
Elsie, Baxter, and Ridge had to help, of course.
And they did.
But even two bales later, we still have a mud pit.
And muddy dogs.
I guess that's just part of living with Labs. :o)
I'll take muddy paws and underbellies with Lab kisses and faithfulness any day.
'Til next time,