Primarily, I don't like mud because we have animals. I hate feeding the horses and buffalo on mud. The sheep are lucky to have feeders that we can use at this time of year, so they don't have to "eat mud" as it were.
|Um... no. I will not be wiping my paws.|
The dogs are much better about paw wiping. They haven't mastered doing it themselves, but know to sit in the mud room and give paw (4 times each!) for the mandatory toweling off.
|I'm a good boy!|
|I'm a lioness on the Serengeti... (do you remember hot, hot summertime???)|
Even Magpie was able to figure out how the paw wiping (although mind-numbingly slow in her humble opinion) was part of the going back in the house routine.
|Yes, I know... once my feet are wiped I can lay on the kitchen floor.|
Magpie. Herein lies our problem... and the reason for the first, uber-cute photo where she is claiming she needs pants. One would assume if the issue is muddy paws, boots might be in order. It is not, however her muddy paws that are a problem. Muddy paws are easily wiped clean with a towel. No, Magpie's problem is that she has "pantaloons". What, you may ask, are pantaloons?
No, these are Magpie's pantaloons:
|the orange line shows roughly the back of her leg. the rest is hair!|
So yes, she needs pants. or leg warmers. I even considered this lycra full body suit (all she would need is a red cape and some boots):
Maybe she'll become a fashionista (circa 1982) with her leg warmers and side pony tail...
All I know is that something must change.
And, although this would be my top choice, I don't think we will be able to eradicate the mud.
Stay tuned for updates!
PS- credit for the people pantaloons, the dog suit and the Superman clip are all due to Google Images. I love Google :)