The four-footed ones have taken the idea of outdoor living indoors to a whole new level. I know she people take indoor living outside, but not my dogs. They’d prefer to have the great outdoors inside at all times.
Colourful leaves are almost a given in the house at this time of year. Some times they dogs can’t help it because he fallen leaves get stuck to their fur. But other times they deliberately bring leaves in and drop them all over the floor so they can roll around on them and thus grind the crumbly leaves into the carpet. Such fun! For the dogs I guess, not so much for me.
They also bring in their outside playmates, insects get stuck in their fur. And because they simply cannot make up their mind if they want to be inside or outside the door is constantly being opened and closed, allowing the flies to find warm places in the house. And let us not forget the insects they have “sampled” outside and decide to spit out inside the house.
Youd be surprised at how well beetles get by without being able to use all of their legs or a crushed antennae. Or maybe you are a bit more like me and it’s a disgusted fascination that the poor beetle served the trip in the dog’s mouth! 😝
Dirt is also plentiful this time of year. Dirt to roll in, sit in, flop down on and get stuck to fur. Dirt that requires you shake hard to get it off your body. This is best done in the house, preferably a room that a human has just cleaned! 😉
N top of these delights, this is the time of year that some of the vegetation is rotting and who can resist rolling around in that? Of course it’s best done when the vegetation is still a bit damp because the scent lasts long and clings perfectly to fur and toes. Best of all this stuff isn’t easy to clean off so the dog can happily spread it around the house while you try to get the dog into the tub for a bath.
Of course my dogs aren’t finished, they can then spread that dreadful, smelly stuff all through out the bathroom. Once clean and nice smelling again, the dogs will go back to the door to repeat the process. Now granted some people are a little more relaxed about this stuff and allow bits and pieces of the great outdoors inside their homes. I guess it’s a bit like saying I’d you can’t beat them you might just as well join them. But what part do you give into? Do you let the leaves just stay getting ground in? Do I accept bugs as new pets? What about the dirt or rotten vegetation? Which is the least of the evils to accept? Or am I just crazy to fight this battle? After all, some people have told me it’s unnatural to fight nature thusly.