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I am really not all that uptight about my house...but this mud is unreal!<br><br>
We had foundation work done a few weeks ago. The ground has since thawed and it's rained. Seeing as how it's spring and most of our grass is now gone, it's only going to get worse.<br><br>
I have white linoleum in the kitchen. And two big, active dogs.<br><br>
I'm going with the "down" command while I wipe muddy paws at the back door. I have a big collection of rag towels. Sometimes when it's really bad (like after a rousing game of frisbee,) I use wet towels.<br><br>
Tell me there's an easier way!<br><br>
What do you do?
 

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While I don't really have any good advice for you, I just wanted to let you know that I feel your pain! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I just use a lot of throw rugs, and have them "stand" at the door while I wipe the muddy paws! We have a corgi-Border Collie mix now, and since she's short her whole belly gets wet and gross too! lol
 

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i TOTALLY feel your pain. our backyard is very muddy right now and some days the only way to exercise my dogs is to play hardcore fetch in the yard. of course my two retrievers think mud is fantastic and insist on jumping in each and every mud puddle in the yard. by the time we are done i swear i dont even want to let them in. LOL. good thing about labs is the mud kinda dries and falls off easily, not so with our golden. i actually have to wipes her down completely and brush mud out, if not we get a very very muddy dog and an even muddier carpet.<br><br>
have fun during mud season. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Yep, I know your pain too! Living in the country is wonderful until spring thaw!<br>
We have white floors too. Years ago, my roommate went away and left his dog and his girlfriends dog with me and I had one of my own. Then I was in an accident and really hurt my back and neck--since I couldn't bend over to wipe paws, I just literally laid towels all over the downstairs of the house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Now we have an area gated off and they have to stay there until they dry.
 

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oh yes... I have many daydreams about gravel. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Thanks for the commiseration.<br><br>
I guess I'm not overlooking a solution. I do the things y'all have mentioned. When it's really bad (like when we've been to the creek,) I gate the kitchen.<br><br>
I also limit the revolving door game, which is a tough balance to strike as my two year old "puppy" is just discovering his protective tendencies and I generally encourage him to follow up on his hunches.
 

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can you hose them off a bit before wiping their paws? We have to do that sometimes.<br><br>
Other times when they are so bad that a "real" bath is needed I have to put human socks on their feet to get them to the upstairs bathroom which has a huge walk-in shower. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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