Spring is a lovely time flowers, birds chirping, baby animals, and mud. Every year I get so excited for spring to come then remember that includes my yard thawing. We have three dogs in our house which means a large quantity of poop accumulates over the winter months. I try to clean the yard in winter as often as I can but that can be hard with snow and freezing. Gus our border collie happens to love mud. He really enjoys making it bigger and messier. When he was a puppy he made several large holes in the yard to play and splash in, he was always so proud of himself. I sent Olive with Jeff to work yesterday for a spa day, she got a bath and her nails trimmed (and many snuggles I’m sure). She came home and her and Gus were promptly covered in muck. Her little Australian Shepherd coat seems to work more like a sponge! I look forward to all of the muddy laundry I will be doing this spring and you can all look forward to many muddy dog photos!