Father's Day turned out to be a memorable one at our house. A planned Father's Day/6th Birthday celebration at my son's house had to be scrapped when a pet sitter sent us this photo and text - "They found mud!"
Apparently, I (Debb), left a hose running to water hydrangeas in the back garden. Oops. The next text from the pet sitter said, "I don't do mud." She had on a pink summer dress and was worried about getting it dirty. Why an experienced pet sitter wears a pink frock to a job is a question that comes to mind.
Back to the tough mudder brudders. These two adventurers continued to dig, roll, and eat mud for nearly twenty minutes. Driving back home, we kept her on the phone urging her to use food to lure them out of the quagmire. They are both very food motivated dogs.
She did manage to finally get them away and clipped them to the fence on the other side of the house per our suggestion. What a sad sight as we pulled into the driveway, two mud-covered white dogs, and one frazzled looking pet sitter. Amazingly, her pink dress didn't appear to have any mud on it.
We paid her, and she left quickly to go home and shower. Meantime, we hauled out their plastic swimming pool. Three baths later and they were finally clean. Little Forrest was the main mud-eater, so per the emergency vet, we kept an eye on him for a while. Happily, he suffered no ill-affects.
Lesson learned. You can be sure there will be very careful monitoring of the garden hoses at our house in the future.