Sunday, April 25, 2010
Just An Innocent Walk....
Seems with the Spring season we also get the rain here on Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Since we're right on the lake and at the base of the surrounding hills we have lots of that good old "mid-western" red clay. Couple that clay with the rain and you get a slippery, sticky red muck which I realized was NOT a good mix with a white dog!
Our walk started out quite innocent...I was huffing and puffing my way along our road, uphill, and not paying any attention to the little white dog trotting along at my side...until we got to the top of the hill! I slowed to look down and praise her for not pulling her usual "sit in" because she didn't want to walk up the hill...and what I saw was shocking! There was my "white" Maltese and from the feet up to past her belly she was red with wet clay that she must of kicked up while prancing up that hill! She had her ears down, head hung and you could just tell she was really upset. Little white dog does NOT like to be dirty...she is the first one to run into the bathroom when it's her bath time! She looked at me with that "can you please carry me" look, she looked so sad! Instead of going our usual route I turned around and we went home. I had to have her wait out on the porch until I had her bath water run and then went out to get her. She all but leaped out of my arms into the sink!
I could tell that she was so grateful to be in the tub! Her "after" picture showed a little dog that was not at all please with "the Mama" (that's me)....every time I open the door now she looks at me with that "you don't expect me to go out there again do you" look!
Today I think she's forgiven me.....and it was raining again so no walk today! I'm sure she's hoping things will dry up soon and we can take a walk on dry ground!