Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wet Dogs and Muddy Paws

This has been an exceptionally rainy spring here along the bayou.  That means dealing with wet dogs and muddy paws.  These are not two of my favorite things.  I have tried to reason with the boys, but the conversations are usually unproductive.
Brown paw print Luv & Emma's Dry Pets towel

Me: “Are y’all sure that you have to go outside now?  It is pouring down rain!”
Bentley: “I can’t hold it another second.  I’ll hurry and try to dodge the raindrops.  I promise.”
Pierre: “If Bentley gets to go, then I want to go too.  OMD!  It’s a squirrel in a mud puddle.  Hurry!”
Me: “Seriously boys, stay out of the mud.  Do your business and get back up here.  Try not to get super messy.”

Of course, they return after Pierre has chased the squirrels through several mud puddles and Bentley’s ears have been drug through the mud.  
Luv and Emma's Dry Pets towel hangin on door knob

Bentley: “Mom!  We need inside so that we can roll on the carpet and dry ourselves.  There is no need to try absorbing all this mud and water with your flimsy towels.”
Pierre: “Don’t bother wasting paper towels either.  I seem to have gotten pretty muddy.  I don’t understand how it happened, but I’m blaming the tree rats!”
What the boys don’t know is that I recently won Luv & Emma’s™ Dry Pets Plus from my friend Rachel at My Kid Has Paws.  It is a super absorbent microfiber towel that has two patented stretchable holes making it easy to hang on any door knob or handle.

Basset Hound drying paws with Luv and Emma's Dry Pets towel

Me: “It’s no longer a problem.  This new towel is 36” x 23” and can absorb an incredible 32 ounces of water!  Even y’all can’t bring that much water inside.  I can dry both of you and it will still feel dry.”
Bentley: “You know, I saw that handsome brown paw print towel hanging on the door, but I thought it was just a lovely interior decorating decision.  Here, don’t miss my paws.  Ohhh, that feels so soft.  Can we use this for bath time?”
Pierre: “Yes, let’s use it to dry off after our baths.  It will be so much better than the 87 old towels that it usually takes!  See, it covers my entire body.  I will be fluffy and dry in no time.  Are you going to hang it back on the door knob?  I’m sure that those pesky tree rats will taunt me into running back through the mud.”

Westie enjoying Luv & Emma's Dry Pets Plus

Me: “If they do, you are going to be the first one in the bathtub!  Lucky for you Luv & Emma’s towel dries super-fast.  That means that I can dry your paws no matter how many times you go outside.  Then, I just toss it in the washer and it’s ready for your bath.  The three sisters that came up with the idea for this amazing towel have a Collie named Luv and Emma the Yorkie, so they know all about the messes that two dogs of different sizes can make.  Of course, if someone has small dogs there is the original Dry Pets towel.  It is 21” x 17” and absorbs 16 ounces of water.  It also only has one hole for easy hanging instead of the two holes in the larger “Plus” towel.”

Bentley: “Does this mean that I don’t have to endure any more paper towel drying?  I really don’t like getting wiped off with a rough paper towel.  I’m a sensitive kind of fellow.”
Pierre: “I shudder to think of all the paper towel waste we’ve created.  I see that these towels are sewn right here in the good old U.S.A.  Nothing makes me happier than to have American-made products.  I wish we could share our towel with friends.  Everyone is going to want one.”
Me: “I’m glad that you mentioned that, Pierre.  Thanks to Luv & Emma’s Dry Pets, we are going to give one of our readers their very own towel.  All they have to do is enter with our Rafflecopter below.”
Bentley: “Yes!  I love to pay it forward.  Thanks for being awesome Luv & Emma’s.”
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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  1. Nice towel guys! I can never convince Shiner to go out when it's raining. She will hold that pee all day long before she steps foot in the rain BOL

  2. We are heading out in the rain for our morning walk here in a few minutes. We are tired of it too. We keep hearing about all the flooding in your part of the country, hope it is far from your house!

  3. the towels are pawsome, I so agree! we will buy a new one too, someone made giant holes in my towel... bet that was some other doggie...
    stay safe and dry...
    easy rider

  4. I'm really digging the hole in it to hang on the door knob. Cool product.

  5. What a great product! The rain really is Super Not Fun when you have dogs, and desire a house with a cleanliness level of Don't Condemn This Place.

  6. OMD! I need this! My huskies always always get their paws wet and muddy, this would be a great thing to keep by the front door!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  7. I need one of these towels because I have two large dogs with big paws. It has been raining here too and next week it is supposed to rain almost every day.

  8. Those are really nice! I've used microfiber towels in the past on Titan and just love em! Definitely help out after he's been in the rain. Dries his coat and takes care of the muddy paws! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This looks awesome! Is the giveaway open to UK residents at all?

  10. Bentley and Pierre always have the coolest things! That picture of Pierre is adorable.

  11. I'm entering! I'm entering! Pick me! Pick me!

  12. Love the photos and dialog, Layla the Diva always needs to be dried after the rain especially BOL as she hates getting wet :)

  13. What a great idea - Mom loves that it can hang on the doorknob so it is always handy! We had to get our feet wiped while on our trip cause the human daughter has a new house - the peeps had to take off their shoes too BOL !
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. MaddiethePug hatessss having her feet dried after being in the rain ugh!
    And BabyBelle pug doesn't go out in the rain ever lol

  15. This is one time I feel lucky we don't get too much rain here in SoCal. Both Jack and Maggie hate have their feet dried off.

  16. we so need one of those - we have one patch of dirt in the backyard that the boys just 'have' to walk through every time they come indoors - at least we have tile floors now which makes cleaning up a little easier

  17. Oh boy do we need that cool towel
    Lily & Edward

  18. We Luv Luv & Emmas!! Such a wonderful idea!

  19. That is one cooooool towel guys!!! Nows, don't tell Ma abouts them though, she might want to gives me MORE BATHS!!!! yikes!!! Butts I thinks it would be cool to have for when it rains...if it ever does.....
    Ruby ♥

  20. Looks like a must have for all dog owners :)

  21. Those towels look great. Love the design too. I highly recommend using super absorbent microfiber towels.
    I use my SpawDry Gloves and Towel which are perfect for small and medium dogs. Kilo loves to grab and chew any towel, but they are pretty effective after a bath, rain, mud etc. He will wipe his paws on the towel if I make it a game but hates having anyone else touch his paws. Lots of pug mess at our house. Pug Hugs Susie and Kilo

  22. The peeps could do wiv loads of those towels……they look nice and soft fur my Princess fluffy slippers
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  23. We will be the FURST to say we have some towels that are made of this same sorta stuffs.... butt OURS are now Cool Drool like this one.... Ours are just either PLAIN OLD Blue or MUD Brown...
    OURS work like a CHARM.... we use them fur MUDdy Feets and Undercarriages... and fur Rain on our Backs and Heads and stuffs.... AND EVEN.... {{{Shudder}}} after a BAFF....
    THEY work like MAGIC.... Somebuddy is gonna be really LUCKY to win one!!! EXCELLENT EXCELLENT Review!!!

  24. We keep towels by our back door all the time for cleaning us off when we come in from the yard. These towels would be a great addition. Thanks for having the give away.

  25. Bella: You guys are lucky! Mom keeps a huge stack of old towels to dry us off, but half the time she winds up wiping me with a towel she used to soak up Koda's PEE!!

    Koda: She does NOT! I Don't pee in the house!

    Bella: Yeah, RIGHT! Then why was mom doing the pee pee dance in the living room when she got up this morning? She was yelling at you, I heard her!!

    Koda: No she wasn’t! You lie!

    Me: OK guys, that is enough! Bella, in my lap. Koda you SO peed on the floor this morning, so get your fanny in timeout for lying and for fighting about it! You kids… sigh.

  26. Looks like a great towel- we live in Portland so we better enter the giveaway to give this a try ;)

  27. This is another reason why the mom is glad we're cats! ;)

  28. None of this crew minds the rain one bit. They don't understand why I try not to let them out in it. I usually have old bath towels by the door, but they really don't work that great (and don't look that great either). With 3 dogs we'd definitely need the larger size!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  29. I'd just need a small, as my chi is only 5 lbs. but we live in a small apt and when I bathe her, this would be great to towel her off with

  30. It would have been nice to have this past weekend. Pups were soaked. And we have rain in the forecast all week ugh..... large please

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  33. I have 4 dogs so a large one would come in handy for muddy messes


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