Mucky pup! Pet owner finds her WHOLE kitchen covered in muddy paw prints

Mucky pup! Pet owner finds her WHOLE kitchen covered in muddy paw prints after her rain-soaked dog sneaks in via the cat flap

  • Kerry Templeton, from Hampshire, accidentally left her cat flap open when she went out on Saturday night, giving her dog Maddie a way into the garden
  • Torrential rain seen in the UK over the weekend had left her garden a ‘swamp’ 
  • Maddie rolled around in the mud before squeezing back into the house and covering the whole kitchen with her dirty paw prints
  • Kerry posted photos of the mess on Facebook, and admitted she had to clean the kitchen twice and was still finding splatters of mud the next day 

A puddle-loving dog has showed the carnage that can ensue when muddy paws meet a clean kitchen. 

Pet owner Kerry Templeton, from Gosport, Hampshire, shared on social media what happened when her adorable-looking dog, Maddie, managed to squeeze through the cat flap of her home and enjoy a run out during a downpour.  

The hilarious photos – which greeted Kerry when she returned from a night with friends – show exactly what happened when Maddie squeezed back in, with the whole kitchen covered in mud, and a very sheepish-looking dog looking up at her. 

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A real-life What-a-Mess! Kerry Templeton, from Hampshire, accidentally left her cat flap open when she went out on Saturday night, giving her dog Maddie a way into the garden

A real-life What-a-Mess! Kerry Templeton, from Hampshire, accidentally left her cat flap open when she went out on Saturday night, giving her dog Maddie a way into the garden

Torrential rain seen in the UK over the weekend had left Kerry's garden a 'swamp'...and when Maddie returned after some fresh air, the pet left par prints everywhere

Torrential rain seen in the UK over the weekend had left Kerry’s garden a ‘swamp’…and when Maddie returned after some fresh air, the pet left par prints everywhere

Owner Kerry Templeton said she was relieved she'd shut the kitchen door or the chaos could have continued into the living room

Owner Kerry Templeton said she was relieved she’d shut the kitchen door or the chaos could have continued into the living room

Maddie, who actually has white fur, was covered from nose-to-tail in dirt after she’d managed to squeeze through the cat flap and roll around in the garden.

Returning back to the warmth of indoors, Maddie preceded to cover the whole white and beige kitchen in mud.

Paw prints covered the entire kitchen floor with the walls, stools, washing machine, fridge and door also all splattered with mud. 

After cleaning up the kitchen, Kerry’s daughter Scarlett had to give Maddie two baths to get all the dirt out of her coat.

Posting on Facebook on Monday, Kerry revealed what she’d come home to, saying: ‘Thought I’d share this with you as it has brought lots of laughter on my private FB page. I can laugh about it now!

‘Saturday night I went out with friends to come home to this. I had left the cat flap open (which my dog can fit through) and the torrential rain had turned my garden into a swamp!

She added: ‘Thank God I closed the kitchen door!’ 

Later she added that she would normally leave the catflap closed when on a night out: ‘Just forgot this time.

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Stephen Wright House – Paw Paw, Illinois

Before we get to the Reagan landmarks in Dixon we stop in Paw Paw, Illinois, a small village many of you Illinois residents have probably passed on Interstate 39, you know you are there when you see the large electricity generating windmills on the horizon. Before 2005 the 850 person village of Paw Paw had no properties included on the federal National Register of Historic Places. The listing of the Stephen Wright House changed that in May of that year.

After mingling amongst the windmills of the Mendota Hills Wind Farm for a bit, I made my way over to the village proper and sought out the Wright House. The house was constructed sometime between 1895 and 1906 by Paw Paw native, and real estate speculator Stephen Wright.

The home is an excellent example of Queen Anne style architecture. It very clearly illustrates the hip roof (wiki) with flanking cross gables (wiki) that is found on about 50 percent of Queen Anne style houses. The roof style is a quick way to identify many less obvious examples of Queen Anne. Viewed from the cross gables, the hip roof is less obvious, making for an interesting visual play, depending on where the viewer stands.

Tomorrow we visit our first Reagan landmark in Dixon. Paw Paw is a village in Lee County, located in northern Illinois. Norther Illinois is full of interesting places listed in the National Register of Historic Places and well worth the look for any history student or buff. Feel free to Google it and have a look for yourself.

Online Resources

Stephen Wright House: National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form (PDF)

Wikipedia: Stephen Wright House, Mendota Hills Wind Farm (both by me, for you).

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