Pitbull covered in mud

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images


A pit bull mix pauses to catch its breath while playing in the mud on Sept. 6 at the Oyster Bay Dog Park in Massapequa, N.Y.


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Dogs roll around in mud

Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Hot baths await these pups

A pair of mud-covered dogs tackle and wrestle each other at the Oyster Bay Dog Park.


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Catie Leary ( @catieleary ) writes about science, travel, animals and the arts.

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