Thursday, January 29, 2015

FFHT - Muddy Choices

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This month's inclusion is:  "It was the worst New Years resolution that I ever made!"  For information about Fractured Fryday Hairy Tales, see the tab on our blog.

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Me and Stanley did NOT make new years resolutions this year because of what happened to us last time.  Last year we BOTH made a resolution to NOT get muddy paws.  Then just a couple days after New Year's Day, we had a bit of a warm spell.  It got warm, the snow melted, and then the holes that we spent all spring, summer and autumn digging the year before filled with mud.

We didn't know it happened until we went outside to go pee just before bed time.  I saw them first and hollered to Stanley, "Brother, come here . . . quickly . . . it's an emergency!"  Stanley could hear the urgency in my bark so he came running over right away.

He stopped where I was standing.  It was an area of the yard that was well lit by the flood light that is in our back yard.  He took a long look at the hole,  It was the biggest of all of them.  We spent a lot of time perfecting it.  He dropped his nose down to smell it.  Then he slowly lifted his head and looked at me.  We both knew what the other was thinking.  We promised mom with our New Year's Resolution but this was clearly the worse New Year's Resolution that we ever made!

We wanted to get in the mud hole and we wanted it bad!  We remembered back when we were little puppies, how much fun it was to play in the mud.  We have a long history of getting in the mud.  How could we make such a stoopid resolution that stood against everything we stood for and believed in?

So after staring at the mud hole for what felt like an eternity.  Stanley said it out loud . . . "Brother" he barked, "This really was the worse New Year's Resolution that we ever made!"  And then he made his decision.




But he never did get mud on his paws.



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25 comments:

Dory and the Mama said...

Well, at least you did not get muddy paws!

Great FFHT Doodz!! We don't mention it enough, but we really love FFHT and are so happy you are hosting it again this year...Thanks!!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey I'm glad those paws stayed clean, aye?? I'm with Dory and the Mama ...... I love FFHT as well and I too want to say a big THANKS for keeping it going this year. It's a lot of fun!!

Bouncing Bertie said...

A lesson to us all indeed. Be VERY CAREFUL when making these resolutions!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS I didn't manage to get any help with FFHT this month, but we'll be back.

Whitley Westie said...

BOL, I think not gettin muddy paws are kinda impossible.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Resolutions with loopholes...... That's the way to go!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh yes I think that you didn't breach any contracts there!!! Then again Murphy, you don't own up as to whether YOUR paws stepped in... heheheheheeheh, hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Molly TheWally said...

LOL Bella and Co summed it up for us perfectly. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Julie said...

Muddy face is not muddy paws !
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark Muller said...

hahaha you look like that Captain Blackbeard! but hey I can see there is no mud on your paws...well done :o)
Easy Rider

Jans Funny Farm said...

How could one resist such a tempting invitation to trouble! :)

Casey said...

BOL! Smart Doodz. There are lots of ways around rules!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

MUD..... Glorious MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUD we have MAD LOVE fur MUD.. This was a Post we can REALLY ..."DIG". We Do remember that from last year...

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

now silly humans pay hundreds of dollars for mud baths and yet complain when we have our mud baths

Sarge said...

Hey Doods!
Wow, this has been a super FFHT and I've seen great stories all around Blogville! Gee, I'd never be able to give up muddy digging. You guys did great to even try it. To me, a good dig-fest is well worth a bath in the end. BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commish

Oz theTerrier said...

BOL!! That was the worst resolution you coulda made! Who can stay away from holes...in the mud?!? Great story, pals!
Oz

Idaho PugRanch said...

Mom is glad we are do not like mud. Mud would mean a bath - yikes!
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

A Nelson said...

Oh no!! Hahaha! We love the mud too! In fact Ziva will always find it, I think it's hard wired into her. :-)

Make sure your mom enters you into our treat giveaway for a $25 gift certificate to the Paw Street Barkery, they have all natural, organic, treats! It's a cutest begging face contest!
www.dzdogs.com

LBJ said...

Maybe its just Mom's computer but there is no link, but one that takes you to the link site to create an account, and we're not seeing the pictures of the other bloville folks below - just their addresses typed out. I will check back in later to see if I can get the link.

And you look cute with a muddy nose!
AbbyLab

LBJ said...

Maybe its just Mom's computer but there is no link, but one that takes you to the link site to create an account, and we're not seeing the pictures of the other bloville folks below - just their addresses typed out. I will check back in later to see if I can get the link.

And you look cute with a muddy nose!
AbbyLab

M. K. Clinton said...

OMD! Mud holes are meant to be trounced and bounced! That was not a good resolution. We resolved to eat more treats and get more belly rubs. So far so good! Bahaha!

KB Bear said...

What a cute picture!! I agree with you both - mud holes were made for dogs to jump into!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I love that muddy,, muddy face!
love
tweedles

Ruby said...

BOL!!!! OMD, Stanley, that is one adorable muddy snooter!!!! I'm sure Taffy is gonna faint when she sees it!!! Butts, i see Murphy ♥ didn't get any mud on him...ahhhhhh, such a gentleman!!!! And such restraint! I am most impressed!! Murphy, I just go weak in the knees when I see your baby pic in the tub!!! OMD, you are just tooo cute for words!!!!
Okays, I'm gonna look up at the stars..and know you are too!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥
Cherry Bomb!!!!! ♥♥

Oreo said...

That little snout is adorable!!!
I am forever getting my paws in the mud!! But.....a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do!!

wags
oreo

Taffy said...

Way to go with keeping your pawmise to your mom. That was a pretty bad resolution though. It is impossible to keep our paws clean all the time.