Life with Jasmine, Juliet and Buttercup, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with THREE rescued miniature dachshunds

Muddy Paws

on March 11, 2009

Rainy days + new carpets = a muddy paw nightmare.

No, not really, thanks to a good routine.  When Jasmine goes outside, she loves romping through the yard.  Of course, during all this rain, she has been less rompy, but she has still tracked mud and water into the house.  Our entryways are tiled, so clean-up is easy.  With our newly carpeted house, we had to make sure she didn’t track the outdoors in, so Jasmine has a new routine.

When she comes inside, I immediately call out “paws!”  She stops in her tracks and waits for me.  I take a baby wipe (my favorite all-purpose cleaning tool) and wipe each of her paws.  When I’m done, I happily call “all done” and she goes zooming into the house.

She doesn’t enjoy the cleaning, but she puts up with it.  It’s a good routine to have and will prevent issues in the future.  She doesn’t like her paws handled in general, but the abscesses have allowed me to get close to her and do things that are not necessarily comfortable AND to build her trust.

She’s such a good dog.


2 responses to “Muddy Paws

  1. kate says:

    What a great routine! The mental picture of Jasmine stopping and waiting for you to wipe down her paws is very cute. 🙂

  2. Hi,

    We are so glad to hear that Jasmine is better. Mommy said she can just imagine Jasmine waiting to have her paws cleaned. Mommy had such a hard time getting Bradley to stay still when he’d get his paws all muddy.

    She looks like she realy loves her Daddy to bet her now.


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