While I was making this delicious appetizer this afternoon:
Ruby was making this:
You might remember earlier this spring she was trying to get her own pool by digging several large holes in the back yard. Well, here it is September and there is no pool so, it’s time to plant grass. I’ve got top soil and seed down and the sprinkler is on. Ruby is frolicking out there. Alone. It’s quiet so I decide to check on her. She has managed to flip the sprinkler over and create a huge mud hole for herself- right where I’m trying to grow grass.
So now the new grass is gone, the hole is back and I’ve got a dog covered in mud. At this point, I don’t care if I’ve got jalapeno juice on my fingers, she’s getting cleaned off. There will be no battle with the towel. She will sit nicely while I do it. She will not get mud on me. She will play outside quietly while she dries. She will stay away from the hole until the grass fills in. She will learn to do her own laundry.