Mud, Pond Guck and Prickles

Today, in between storms, Jackson took off for a quick jump in the pond and then for his usual stroll in the woods. And while I wasn’t paying attention for a few seconds, Chance darted after him. Once my dog is on a mission, he doesn’t listen to anything I have to say.

I went inside and put on my rubber boots and quickly ventured into the woods to search for Chance before it started pouring again.

Oh yes. I eventually did find him. But not in the same condition when he left.

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He was absolutely filthy! Covered in pond guck, mud, ‘prickles’ from the pricker-bushes, leaves and even a few twigs! Not to mention the “stink.” Did I say that the pond is loaded with frogs? Well, it is! Ewwww!

Most of the time it’s very nice to have a dog with hair rather than fur — there’s no shedding! But that means the dirt, mud and pond grime doesn’t simply slide off like it does with Jackson and his fur coat.

But who can be mad at a dog with this cute face? Maybe I should change his name to “Prickles”.

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6 Responses to Mud, Pond Guck and Prickles

  1. Tracey Reidy

    I wuv you Mommy!

  2. Joanne

    But mommy he looks so happy!

  3. Oh poor baby, and being totally white in color doesn’t help one little bit! But yes, you are right Chance has the CUTEST face ever!

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