Our Northern California winter this year had been unusually dry. Fortunately, early spring storms are bringing both rain to lower elevations and snow to the Sierras. Unfortunately, rain in my neck of the woods means muddy dog paws. Still, it’s difficult for me to be long annoyed with Purveyor of All Things Muddy.
She looks very serious in this picture, and it must be due to having brought a stick in the house from the backyard. She knows it’s naughty, and responds to the command Take the dirty thing outside by taking the dirty thing outside. I’ve had employees who are less compliant.