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Friday, February 01, 2008

Wet Labs Smell

Labs ball searching in the snow
Yes my friends, wet Labrador Retrievers do indeed smell!

What a way to start off a Friday morning; by exclaiming the well-known fact that dogs smell! *laugh* Why state the obvious? Well, no matter how many times Dakota and Cheyenne get wet or snowy, I cannot get beyond how fast they stink and stink they do! For instance, this morning we were greeted by 6-10 inches of snow in the midwest and although my husband and I dreaded going out to clean it all up, the Lab Brats were happy as pigs in mud. With their reflective collars on, they ran their chocolate rears as fast and they can into the backyard and started to imitate snow plows once again. Not one inch of their chocolate bodies could be seen because they were now all white!

You would think that when the snow gets shaken off at the end of playing that they are nice and dry... alas, how wrong we dog owners are. For beyond the beautiful coat lay a smell that holds its attack until it is in a clean enclosed house!!

Wetness everywhere! Of course, the Lab Brats think the smell is too good to keep to themselves. After we are done toweling them off, they run over to rub against the couch, carpet, and anything else they can "share" their new found smell with. It doesn't matter how much we dry them or how much their mommy says "No!", they must do what they must do... for after all... they are Labrador Retrievers!

Thank goodness for Yankee Candles! *laugh*



Blogger Kate said...

I LOVE this post! I just experienced this same thing this morning before work. Diesel ran around the yard like a crazy dog, picked up some branches that had fallen off the tree, ran by me with them and smacked the crap out of my legs, then buried himself in show. By the time I finally got him in the house and dried of, he was ready to go rub his snowy-lab stink on EVERYTHING!

February 01, 2008 8:22 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...


That is exactly what I mean! Snow is like drugs to these dogs and they want to share their "pot of gold" with the entire house!

Thanks for showing how we Lab owners are not alone... and for making me laugh! ;)

February 01, 2008 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Pepper does it after she goes out in the rain. The first place she heads after the toweling off seems to be the couch or my bed.

February 02, 2008 8:45 AM  
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February 03, 2008 10:58 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

We had a small amount of snow last week (about 2 inches) in Salem, Oregon, and my chocolate lab, Gracie, snorted a nose full, tucked her tail and butt-scooted as fast as she could around the yard.

The more inclement the weather, the more she loves it. She can't understand why I put on so many layers to go play.

February 03, 2008 5:41 PM  

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