Muddy Pups

And exactly how did the dogs get muddy like this? What could they possibly have been doing?

Really shows on the white fur


Qannik – Proud of my mud!


Kodiak – Relaxing after his mud bath

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.


  1. Wild Dingo on January 25, 2010 at 3:05 am

    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!

  2. M.T. on January 23, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    LOL … and this is why i’m so glad i stuck to a short-coated breed :p

  3. Mochi on January 22, 2010 at 3:24 am

    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? 🙂


  4. matt on January 21, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Rusty is great! It was like ha, your going too slow. Geez, what do I have to do?

  5. Dennis the Vizsla on January 21, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    ♬ I fought the mud and the mud won! ♬

  6. jack a-roo on January 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    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,
    jack a-roo

  7. The Army of Four on January 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    At our house, the red and white team somehow gets dirtier than me and Dave. Crazy, isn’t it?
    Tail wags,

  8. Steve & Kat on January 21, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I’m surprised your dad didn’t make you walk home! I bet the Jeep was nice and dirty… I mean rugged.


  9. Huffle Mawson on January 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Wow. That is some serious mud. Do you pups find that it is good for your complexion?

  10. Siku Marie, the White Dog on January 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    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.

  11. Clive on January 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    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!!

  12. NIA NATION on January 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    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,


  13. Twinkietinydog on January 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    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!

  14. Kari on January 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    It looks like they had lots of fun to me

  15. Laura, Lance, and Vito on January 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    aww what fun! great pictures

  16. Jeanine on January 21, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Our red girls pull like that all the time!! So I switched them to harnesses and it just made them pull harder! Hahaha!

  17. The OP Pack on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 am

    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

  18. Anna the GSD on January 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Why do peoples hate mud so much?!?! They need to roll around in it and experience the joy that is mud!

  19. gus, louie and callie on January 21, 2010 at 10:27 am

    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

  20. Khyra on January 21, 2010 at 10:26 am


    Khyra & Khousin Merdie
    PeeEssWoo: Furry nice Trotting Thursday! TAILS UP FUR WOO!

  21. Kira The BeaWoootiful on January 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

    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

  22. KB on January 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

    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!

  23. Stella on January 21, 2010 at 9:26 am

    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.


  24. Houndstooth on January 21, 2010 at 8:22 am

    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!

  25. Martha and Bailey on January 21, 2010 at 3:45 am

    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!

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