April showers bring May flowers… and dirty dogs. You know that spring has arrived when your garden turns into a marsh perfect for playing and digging. The muddy paw prints on your floors are another sign.

This time of year might be hard on your home and yard, but who can resist the joyful smile of a pup covered in dirt? Here are seven photos of dogs having a great time in the mud.

Harry the Husky-Chow mix knows that wallowing in the mud is a great way to cool off on a warm day.

Annabelle the 11-month-old Beagle might be just a puppy, but she’s already an expert digger!

Muddy legs? Check. Muddy face? Check. Muddy tongue? Check. Well done, Maeby!

Can you guess what Buster the Dachshund-Pit Bull mix liked most about his trip to the Rio Grande in New Mexico? (If your answer includes "mud," you're on the right track!)

Cooper the Westie is quite proud of his gardening skills. Rainy days really are the best time to help out in the yard.

Here’s a lesson we can all learn from Lexi the yellow Lab: Life is better with a little dirt.

If digging were a profession, Max the Jack Russell Terrier would be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company.

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