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Floors - to scrub or not

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Spring thaw + thunderstorms + major, ankle deep mud<br><br>
Mud + 3 dogs going in and out all day and all night = lots and lots of dirt on the floor<br><br>
Dilemna:<br><br>
Shall I try to keep the floors semi clean, which will entail lots of work, and me getting somewhat irritated at the first dozen or so paw tracks, or should I just go with the flow (of mud). Please vote.
 

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I went with scrub, my house has been a mess for ages, and we had a huge spring clean and now I feel so much calmer with the house looking nice, clean and tidy again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Maybe just give it a clean each morning to stop it pilling up, but leave it throughout the day or you'll drive yourself mad?
 

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wipe it down. Wait for the storms to pass then you can give it a good scrub. Besides, clean floors are overrated.
 

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I'd wait for the mud outside to dry up a little my mom and brother are scrubbing our floors everyday for the same reason. And then the dog goes out, comes back in, and low and behold the floors are dirty again lol.
 

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I voted for the option "<i>Create a monster by putting a rake in an upright position, placing a broom horizontally on it for arms, and then attaching some pillows and hay on it, and finally channeling a lightning on it. After that monster comes to life and starts creating chaos and mayhem, you will have stopped worrying about the mud and dirt.</i>"
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sevenseas</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2825105"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I voted for the option "<i>Create a monster by putting a rake in an upright position, placing a broom horizontally on it for arms, and then attaching some pillows and hay on it, and finally channeling a lightning on it. After that monster comes to life and starts creating chaos and mayhem, you will have stopped worrying about the mud and dirt.</i>"</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I am now struggling to not laugh out loud in class haha
 

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I voted for the option "<i>Create a monster by putting a rake in an upright position, placing a broom horizontally on it for arms, and then attaching some pillows and hay on it, and finally channeling a lightning on it. After that monster comes to life and starts creating chaos and mayhem, you will have stopped worrying about the mud and dirt.</i>"</div>
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I like this idea almost as well as the wheatgrass. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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Don't listen to Overseas. cockamamy (sp)!<br><br>
Get a scrubbin'.<br><br>
People with dirty floors are slightly more evil than people with clean floors.
 

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Hmmm...I guess I should factor in that the dogs enjoy tracking mud on clean floors more than if they're just adding a layer of dirt.<br><br>
OTOH, it's almost time to start seeds to transplant out into the garden, and the floor would be really handy for that - I could dispense with all the trays.
 

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Hmmm...I guess I should factor in that the dogs enjoy tracking mud on clean floors more than if they're just adding a layer of dirt.<br><br>
OTOH, it's almost time to start seeds to transplant out into the garden, and the floor would be really handy for that - I could dispense with all the trays.</div>
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I think you already know the answer. Time to start a new trend.
 

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You're like the little angel on my shoulder, whispering into my ear that I should do the right thing.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I don't think I like you anymore. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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the right thing is to forget the floors and go enjoy the day. Bbbwwwaaaaa<--- evil laugh
 

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Make the dogs wear socks when they go out in the mud, then make them take off the socks when they come back in. That should be an easy solution, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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the right thing is to forget the floors and go enjoy the day. Bbbwwwaaaaa<--- evil laugh</div>
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This little angel seems to be holding a pitchfork. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Fromper</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2825467"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Make the dogs wear socks when they go out in the mud, then make them take off the socks when they come back in. That should be an easy solution, right? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:"><br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:"></div>
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If it were only the paws!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> Tascha, the 90+ pound Pyr, is into mud baths, and she is in and out at least twenty times a day.
 

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I used to drive myself crazy with this. Mop daily. Put down area rugs, which never stayed in place. Buy big rugs that won't move, which just need vacuumed or they look worse than a dirty floor. Now I just settle for letting it go until mud season is over. I have more important things to stress about than dirty floors. Same way with grass in the back yard. One bald patch used to make me bonkers. Now I don't care. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 
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