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And exactly how did the dogs get muddy like this? What could they possibly have been doing?
The answer is simple – we went for a walk. Yep, that’s it. A walk. The proof is in this video here –
P.S. – Yes, this would have worked for Walking Wednesday. In fact, it was supposed to be Walking Wednesday. But YouTube fought us and won on Tuesday night, but we got it to load Wednesday finally. So, let’s call this Trotting Thursday.
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How did I miss this post? hellooooo? Wild Dingo is out to lunch…
k, Snowflake may be muddy but his pink nose is still PINK! Therfor Juno says he’s NOT MUDDY ENOUGH!
isn’t it cool how sibes can get muddy but the clean off so easily? the dirt doesn’t really stick to them. usually by the time we’re home from our walk, even if Juno’s been neck deep in mud, she’ll only have it on her paws. but then again… there have been days where the hose had to come out…booowhahahaha!
LOL … and this is why i’m so glad i stuck to a short-coated breed :p
Fun! 🙂 I hope muddy pups don’t mean baths!
I just love the Cheoah slide! I don’t have snow to practice in, do you recommend mud? 🙂
Rusty is great! It was like ha, your going too slow. Geez, what do I have to do?
♬ I fought the mud and the mud won! ♬
oh that trail looks like big time FUN!!! And what could be more fun for your bipeds than a truck full of muddy huskies?
a-roos to yous,
At our house, the red and white team somehow gets dirtier than me and Dave. Crazy, isn’t it?
I’m surprised your dad didn’t make you walk home! I bet the Jeep was nice and dirty… I mean rugged.
Wow. That is some serious mud. Do you pups find that it is good for your complexion?
There is nothing like mud between the toes! You guys have fur like mine where all the mud just drops off, right? (Although mom thinks grooming and brushing after mud fun is necessary). I hope your snow returns soon and walks leave you glistening and sparkling with flakes.
A brillant trotting Thursday! Lots of mud there to clean away!! Hope you didn’t get the cleaning treatment I endured today – I was five hours in the groomers!!
I would like to see more pictures of Rusty please. He is by far my favorite of the herd. Kodiak and Qannik are very handsome but there is something about that Rusty character…….
licks and nibbles,
Trotting Tuesdays sounds good, but there’s no way you got this muddy during the walk on the bridge. I wanted you to show us the dirt! I love dirt. I can’t wait for the hard rain to subside so I can go get muddy myself!
It looks like they had lots of fun to me
aww what fun! great pictures
Our red girls pull like that all the time!! So I switched them to harnesses and it just made them pull harder! Hahaha!
Ha – thanks, Rusty, you never let us down:) And who was making all the pulling sounds in the first half of the walk?
We had the same look the other day when we walked and we were only walking on our local streets. Dakota was one who would avoid a puddle or mud at all costs, but not TD and Phantom, they just don’t seem to care.
Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder
Why do peoples hate mud so much?!?! They need to roll around in it and experience the joy that is mud!
Oh what a wonderful walk. What happen to all your snow. Did that snow thief come to your place too?
We have muddy paws too.. It rained here and the backyard is a swamp…
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie
Khyra & Khousin Merdie
PeeEssWoo: Furry nice Trotting Thursday! TAILS UP FUR WOO!
Wooos! Mud is fun! I like to be wet and muddy! then comes the dreaded bath though, do woo all have to have one of those? Rusty, Rusty, Rusty…. sigh… he is adorable….
-Kira The BeaWootiful
For our first 15 years of having dogs in our lives, they were all chocolate labs with brown dog beds. Then, we added a yellow lab to our pack and, sadly, we became aware of the mud. So, one of his legacies is that every dog gets cleaned after a muddy walk…even if we can’t see the mud!
Dogs seem to love the mud, kind of like how I loved playing soccer in the muddiest possible conditions when I was in school. I’d dive in the mud puddles, emerging laughing like a maniac. Just like a dog, I think!
Dogs are mud magnets, little ones, big ones, all of them. If there is any mud anywhere near, a dog will find it and it will become part of them. A known fact.
And we like it that way, too.
Perhaps Rusty’s motto is “No man left behind” or “No man’s behind left alone!” He’s such a character!
I think the Herd ought to pull Santa’s sleigh next year! They walk in such great formation and they sound all jingly already!
Do you look for walks with extra wide paths? Those humans of yours really hold you back……
Rusty, we wondered if you sometimes like to pretend you are not with the others?
We liked your video, the trippy trappy bridge made a good noise and you jingle like us!
Nothing wrong with a bit of mud………….it’s the humans that don’t like it!