Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Mudbath

I love spring, but oooooh, the mud! The dogs are now getting hosed down once or twice or even thrice daily. Initially I was feeling guilty, spraying them with cold water, but then I realized that they have been swimming in the creek since, what, March? Early April? If they can tolerate water that has just thawed from ice, a gentle little spray of well water ain't gonna kill them. They both stand still while I rinse them off, which makes me think they are used to this.

Sophie just adores sticking her head in muskrat holes on the creek and river banks, as you can tell:



But they are both pretty good at getting mud all over themselves, not that this photo shows the worst of their efforts:



Until about a week ago, there was still snow in the woods to roll in , to get that nice clean feeling after a mudbath:



These are the woods at the back of our property. The water has almost completely receded now. but the dogs are in their element when they can splash around in water:



Gordon in our back pasture. He often has this bemused look when I am talking to him, particularly when I say something rude:



I, of course, am completely innocent and demure. Completely.



And just to prove it's spring:



And look! Green grass around the farm!



Meanwhile, Sophie trees one of the red squirrels that love to taunt her. "Pleeease, oh pleeeeese fall out of that tree!"

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:48 am

    ...always vigilent for these new installments. :)) I never though I'd be interested in reading someone's blog, but you never fail to entertain :)

    I had to laugh out loud at the last picture. .. funny and beautifully composed at the same time :)... I mean the pic, not S.

    and are they MUD-DAWGS!!! hahahha tooo funny. they are certainly in dog heaven.

    AND youse guys are looking great! It's clear to see that the ol Fahm-life is very aggreable to you.

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  2. Awwww, my biggest fan. Thank you, Mexicali-Anonymous, and thanks for all the compliments! I'm honoured that you are drawn to my blog. :)

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  3. You're probably just damn lucky she didn't tree a bear!

    The dogs are, as always, adorable. It's good to get a look at you and the hubby again to make sure you haven't been taken over by some mysterious knitting space alien or something whilst we weren't watching.

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  4. Oh my, the mud!!

    Send some water down to FL. We're in our dry season.

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