The many names of Wet

, See mud

See Nellie. See mud

Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas.  It is said that the Eskimo have a hundred words for snow.  Mummy says that is not quite right.  She has been looking on something called the internet.


Me and Nellie do not know what an internet is, but it doesn’t sound like it could be a tasty treat for Us, so We are not interested.   She says there are lots of words for the word wet as you can see for the following list: aqueous, clammy, dank, dewy, drenched, dripping, drizzling, foggy, humid, misty, moistened, muggy, pouring, raining, rainy, saturate, saturated, showery, slimy, slippery, slushy, snowy, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, sopping, soppy, soused, stormy, teary, teeming, water-logged, watery, wringing-wet.

The drain is becoming a creek

The drain is becoming a creek

Well,mummy says she can add one more word to this list:  MAREMMA. She does know that maremma is a noun not an adjective, but she doesn’t care. She is sick of wet maremmas.  She is sick of the rain, sick of the mud, and now that spring will be here soon Me and Nellie are starting to shed our heavy winter coats and there is snowy white fur everywhere.  All over the floor, all over the deck, all over our beds, all over the garden.

Mummy has a nemesis in the garden.  It something called a “stinking iris” and she has been battling it for nearly two years. It has bright orange berries and they seem to be able to live in the soil for ages.  Last autumn she went around and got as many of these berries as she could find and destroyed them, but the plant still keeps on growing. When she has a day off work she goes around the garden and weeds this plant and it still keeps on coming.  She is determined to beat it.   Good  luck mummy.  Off Me and Nellie go.  The neighbours are home and Me and Nellie must go and bark at them to let them know, we know that they are home.

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11 Responses to The many names of Wet

  1. Kyla says:

    It looks great, why would someone want to get rid of it?

  2. ‘Cos mummy wants to replace it with a plant called renga renga, which is a native lilly. She likes the flowers.

  3. I have another word for rain ‘miserable’…… and like your mummy, I have had enough of it!
    I am a fair-weather Tibbie 🙂

  4. Hope it brightens up for you soon! As much as I love mud, it usually equals bathtime which isn’t fun.
    Perhaps you guys should help mummy by digging up the evil plant 🙂

  5. tylersat99 says:

    I hate when it’s rainy. The Newfs feet bring mud to the floor and rug emery trip!! Yes the dry and brush clean, but the floor has to be washed:(

  6. Mollie says:

    Wez popped over to say Hi..You guy’s are lovely 🙂 I’m not keen on the rain..all mez furs stick..Alfie ( he’s the cat I am forced to live wiff ) He comes in when it rains and he looks like a rat!
    Have a great day Mollie

  7. What a busy mom you guys have. Looking for all the words for wet, battling weeds, clearing dog hairs. It certainly is a dogs life

  8. Dogs N Pawz says:

    We would love for you send the rain our way!!!

  9. My Mum is English, and she says she used to have a lot of irises in her garden in England, and she thought they were very beautiful… She says to research the renga renga in case it really IS a member of the lily family, as all types of lilies are, of course (like onions and garlic) extremely poisonous to us dogs…

    Big WOOFS from Solo 🙂

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