At long last, there is a tree on our block that has erupted into frilly yellow blossoms - they're the odd little flowers that "regular" trees make, but they are also a bona fide sign that wicked old winter has finally taken a step towards the exit, and spring is at least revving it's engines. Things are about to get brilliant, for sure, but first... they're going to get messy. Very, very messy.
If you share your life with a dog, welcoming the first glimmers of spring outside also means accepting an influx of soggy, smelly dirt inside: grit tracked in onto your floors, dingy pawprints on your rugs, and probably a fair amount of mud on your very own clothes. Honestly. It gets everywhere. I typically keep a ratty old hand towel draped in a front closet, for heading off the worst of the grime at Oscar's first step indoors, though the thing about mud is that once you sop up the liquid component with your towel, a not-insignificant amount of solid silt and sand just filters down onto the floor afterward... whatever is a clean-freak to do?!
Well, I am beyond honored to announce this week a collaboration between the Beast and I and the exemplary dog/design blog, dog-milk.com. As part of dog-milk's crafty "DOG-I-Y" series, we'd like to introduce our very own homemade solution to this dirty-dog challenge - we call it the "Mud Puppy Mitten"!
For complete illustrated instructions, pop on over to dog-milk!