We've had a lot of rain here in Cincinnati. And I bet you can guess what that means. Mud. Lot's of it!
I made the huge mistake of letting our hundred pound German Shepherd outside, unsupervised. I figured he'd just do his business, sniff around, and come back inside. Wrong! He found the biggest mud puddle and ran back and forth through that thing. When he showed up at the back door, he was absolutely filthy.
"Schultz!" I hollered. He cocked his head and looked at me. Then he let his big pink tongue roll out of his mouth and gave me a big doggy grin.
I just shook my head.
Schultz was so dirty, you couldn't even tell that he had red and tan fur. He looked like a completely black dog. I let him dry off in his crate before I hauled him upstairs for a bath. Of course he just had to shake himself, plastering the walls with mud.
After I had gotten the water ready in the tub, I released him from his crate. "Go have a bath," I said.
He charged upstairs, leaving behind a trail of muddy footprints all over the floor and carpet. Then he jumped into the tub. But he didn't stay there. He jumped out and ran through the hall, leaving even muddier tracks.
"Schultz, get in the tub!" I yelled.
He shook more mud onto the walls and went back into the tub. I quickly closed the door.
Do you know what it's like to wash a hundred pound male German Shepherd? No? Well, you probably don't want to know. Let's just say, when I was finished, I needed a bath, because I was covered in mud!
After I had washed the creature, I surveyed the mess. The tub was black. The walls were covered with mud splashes, the toilet was covered with mud splashes. And of course the walls and carpet were covered with mud.
Now, most of you know I'm in the process of trying to sell my house. Does anybody out there want to buy my house which is now plastered with mud and dog hair?