In response to our story, Monster of the Mudway, Barbara posted this comment: "There are only three seasons for dog owners: grass, snow, and mud."
How true. To wit:
Grass season--doesn't always coincide with "mow" season.
Snow season--sometimes known as "laundry" season for all the toweling needed when the pups come in the house.
Mud season--sometimes known as "hand me the hose" season.