Our weather here in western Massachusetts continues to be very mild for this time of the year. With days heading up into the 50’s, the frozen ice molds left behind from the only snowstorm we’ve had this winter are melting leaving puddles and mud throughout the back field.
Mine is a fair weather crew. Once the temperatures get in the teens, the dogs plant themselves in front of the fire for the day, rolled up like three large contented cats. So, they’re loving it right now and want nothing more than to spend most of the day hanging out on the hill.
The result, of course, is muddy paw marks everywhere. After a week of back yard mud fun, baths for all three dogs were in order. King and Lily, as usual, jumped right into the dog tub. Annie puts up a fuss – always, but knows I’ll win in the end. Lily was due for a trim, so she hopped on the trimming table for the works, while the other two looked on.
Listening to the upcoming forecast for the week, I’ll probably be repeating the routine again next weekend. It will be Annie’s turn for the works, which is never an easy go of it. Oddly enough, one thing she tolerates extremely well, though, is having her toenails trimmed. For some unknown reason, she just sits calmly on the grooming table as I trim every toe! She’s always rewarded for her good behavior by getting her teeth brushed with poultry flavored dog toothpaste which she adores. Annie is a character! She always makes me laugh!