Friday, August 21, 2009

Dancing In The Rain

When Gene Kelly sang and danced in the rain, people smiled and felt good. Well, that isn't always the reaction to dancing in the rain.

It got very dark and the clouds started piling up.

The sky looked threatening, then the rain started. And it rained for most of the day. What's a dog to do. After a certain amount of time a dog needs to get outside to take care of necessities.

It's raining? No problem, we're water dogs, remember?

Oh oh, it looks like the dogs have found the mud and danced in it.

Noah has the most white so of course the mess shows up more on him and Morgan than on the others.

But just to prove that I'm not alone in this battle, I have enlisted the help of another Portuguese Water Dog owner. My friend Pat in Michigan has several PWDs.

Remember this beautiful baby? This is Hazel just after she was born. Hazel is an adolescent now and Michigan has had some rain lately, too.

Here is Hazel after playing in the mud. This girl would certainly get along well with my gang. Any of you who are thinking of getting a PWD, remember they love water, even if it's in the form of a mud puddle.


SissySees said...

Oh, Hazel. Goodness... Sigh.

(Is it wrong to say I'm glad I don't have to clean her up?)

Tobi said...

That is too cute! What a sweet baby Hazel was. It's amazing how different they look when they are little bitty like that.

bbes tribe said...

What is a fun loving water dog to do? Got to enjoy huh??? Maybe he folks could install a walk thru dog shower room for when you all come inside. Like a car wash??
Ernie & Sasha

Anonymous said...

That little Hazel is adorable. I guess all you would need is a big sink by the back door so you could clean their paws. I have a cloth and a towel for Charli. Even though she is a little schnauzer she enjoys a romp in the mud too.

Sam said...

Hazel is adorable, even when soaked in mud.

Thanks for reminding me how nice it is to have a black dog! haha.

Martha said...

Oh my dogness - just look at that pic of Hazel!
How on earth do you get ten cleaned up?
You see I am still fixated with the number ten!!!
I find two wet soggy bassets bad enough - after a week in a touring caravan I just came home!!!
Have a great weekend.

soulbrush said...

that little puppy is so mushy aaaaw...and look at those paws...but mostly look at the expression on that face...saying 'what's the fuss, it's only a bit of mud mum!'

Molly the Airedale said...

Wow! Hazel did get herself quite muddy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

GoldenTracks said...

Hmmm....Just had a flash of a muddy Porti in the White House :-)

Thor and Jack said...

Awww, Hazel were an adorable puppie! And she look so cute muddy!
I am sure the guys had lots of fun!
Have a grrreat weekend Sue and all!

silfert said...

Ooooh, nooooo! Looks like when our pack would come up from the pond after a good swim!

Love the baby pic... :)

Persephone and Buster said...

hi portie dogs!!! boy a pud-muddle kinda day eh? nothing like swalfapping through the mud to make the humans cringe just a bit. at least there's a lake to jump into here when that happens...
you need a swimming pool at the door!! at all time... very cute..hazel looks like she went to the hair dresser and got brown highlights! enjoy the "water"...
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue

Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

I imagine this rain has made things a little cooler for you now, well Hazel loves it thats for sure. Julie.C

Lapdog Creations said...

LOL Hazel... you are one beauteous muddy dog!