Monday, December 29, 2008

12/29 Mud puppy

That's what they call crawfish or crawdads on the Gulf Coast. But it's also what I call Gussie. He was outside much too long yesterday and when I finally found him he had been wallowing in the mud caused by the runoff from our sump pump. My mostly-white dog was totally black. And he was having so much fun.

I was angry. Cuss words and "bad dog" emanated from my mouth. Then I started laughing. What else could I do? It was so funny.

I took a picture with my new camera, but must have erased it, because I sure can't find it. Too bad.

So I put him in the tub and the first thing he did was shake. I got him wet and he shook again. There was mud all over my bathroom. I had to laugh again.

Luckily the maids came today. I cleaned it up as best I could and they did the rest.

Now I have to go outside with Gus just to make sure he stays away from the sump pump pipe.

Note: I'd appreciate it if you'd read today's article. Thanks.


Jill and Todd said...

Well, at least Gus is small and you can get him in the bath tub or sink a little easier than Quincy and Cookie. Sounds like he sure was having fun though.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

He sure was, sweetie. But he's too big for the sink now, so I have to put him in the tub. Good thing my back feels better. :) Love you, Mom