Rain + dirt = mud (= dirty dog). It's a proven mathematical equation. But with no more rain in the forecast, Arthur's paws will stay pristine. Bad news for the plants, but good news for the wood floors.
I am a freelance journalist and wannabe dog rescuer who spends a lot of time with Arthur, a 9-year-old collie/spaniel mix. Seeing as how I'm always looking for an excuse not to work, I follow him around taking his picture. He's very photogenic.