I am really not a fan of winter. Yes, I’m used to snow. I know it’s going to happen living in Iowa, but that doesn’t mean I like it. I’m so glad to see the snow melting! But, melting snow with a still frozen ground, also means puddles in the backyard.
Of course, Cubbie decides to walk right through these puddles each time he goes outside.
I keep a towel by the door to wipe his feet, but yesterday I didn’t realize just how wet it was outside. I was cleaning the house, let him outside and then without thinking let him back in. His paws tracked mud all over the hardwood floor! Luckily, I hadn’t mopped just yet.
I learned my lesson. Today, I shut the door leading into the kitchen before I let him in from outside so I can use the towel to wipe his paws. He comes in, sees the door shut and knows it’s paw cleaning time. He doesn’t fight me, but he certainly doesn’t look happy either. I say, “It’s either this or the bath.” Then he usually just sits and lifts each paw while I towel it clean.
Yes, I love melting snow, but I dislike the muddy paws that come with it!