January 13, 2009

Automatic Paw Washer

Ever need something so badly that you racked your brain trying to find a solution all to find the answer in your own backyard? Well, I've been trying to think of another way to clean Ecclesiastes' paws before he walks into the house. Right now I wash each paw in his water bucket on the deck, then rinse it out. It does the job but breaks the back.

As with many inventions discovered by accident, we found a fabulous paw washing system the other day. Jimmy was playing with the dogs in the back yard and tossed a toy on top the pool tarp. As Ecclesiastes went to retrieve the toy, his weight lowered the cover below the rain swollen waterline, just enough to thoroughly rinse his feet. With a puddle of water following him where ever he walked, we were happy to see a new, fun, and easy way to wash Ecclesi's paws!

Ecclesi and the traveling puddle.

Cocoa Bean getting interested.

Cocoa Bean thinking of summer.


The Olson's: said...

So cute! And what a great "invention"! Cocoa Bean is a great name for the pup - his colors are beautiful!
~ Leanne

Sallye said...


Question, will the dogs on the tarp stretch the tarp?


Anonymous said...

Too funny. Cocoa Bean has such a sweet face. How does Ecclesi like her?

Nancy said...

No the tarp is just like a trampoline and will not stretch out. It simply bounces back into place. It's a great safety net for children and pets.

Cheryl Barker said...

Nancy, Cocoa Bean is about as cute as they come :) Bet he is fun to have around.

Wanted to ask you to be praying for my husband's mom and for our family. She is in kidney failure, and it doesn't look good. A tough time for us all...

Abba's Girl said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Christine said...

Hi Nancy,

Thank you for your note on my blog. I've been meaning to send you a note for a while now to thank you for following us and giving us your encouraging thoughts. Those are absolutely adorable pictures of your dogs..what a great way to clean paws :) Happy New Years to you!