Building a Dogwash

13 Mar

Those with canine friends will attest to the annoying-ness of having them track mud, dirt or sand into the house.  Rick and I decided, with three dogs and all the kids gone, to put at the back door an approximately 6’x3′ space where we can wash a dog, or simply rinse off their feet.  The wash will also work for grass-laden gumboots, smelly composting containers or your muddy granddaughter.  In my case, her name is Vicki and who will soon be three.Image.

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Terra Cotta

13 Mar

Terra Cotta

For our dogwash, I searched the world for a 6″x6″ terra cotta tile and found it in my backyard. Mayflower Red from Metropolitan Ceramics made in the USA and bought at Peel Tile in Mississauga, Ontario.