That's not the end of my story though. Along the trail there are natural oil springs, if you call it that, where there is oil coming up through the ground and making little puddles. So as we continued on with the hike Dodger was getting hotter and more tired. She ran ahead of me only to have me find her laying in the biggest puddle of oil that she could possibly find. NICE! So now I have a dog half covered in oil, looking more like a black lab than a chocolate one. Poor Dodger. She tried rinsing off in the creek near the end of the hike, but everyone know that oil doesn't just come off with water.
I tried washing her when I got home. I remembered those commercials about how they used Dawn to clean all of the animals after oil spills in the ocean. We only have Palmolive though so I tried that. Didn't do much. I think I am going to have to bring her to a groomer tomorrow and they may have to shave her.....poor Dodger, again. I'll keep you updated, I know you'll all be waiting to hear. :)
And of course this is what she does as soon as I let her go, rolls around in the dirt. This is why I don't usually bother giving her a bath.
Oh, and for checking in.....
I don't have a whole lot to report for last week:
Monday: 2.5 (hike)
Wed. - 0
Thurs. - kickboxing class and 3.0 on the eliptical
Friday - 0
Sat. - 6. something (I didn't measure)
Total for the week: around 15 miles.....my knee and hip are feeling much better!