My niece's dog, who doesn't normally have black foxlike points on her nose or paws. She looks pleased with herself, doesn't she? That was some thick black mud she got herself into. Obviously she doesn't live anywhere near here, where we have neither black dirt nor, lately, water.
Against all expectations, our monster of a black lab, now almost three years old, has not tried to eat any Christmas tree ornaments or presents. Maybe she's finally settling down, ready to become a good girl.