We have had a lot of rain this year. Hurrah!!!!! We need it after 6 years of drought. Only problem is that we have no rain gutters. And if we get too much rain without diverting it from the house, it gets wet underneath the house. Easy, cheap quick fix — blue tarps along the edge of the house. Longer term fix — install the rain gutters and possibly a French drain. During the rain storms, we’ve gone with the cheap easy option.
Now these tarps are fun for the puppy when wet. She considers them to be a doggie slip and slid. Race along, halt suddenly, and slide along the sidewalk. Might slide though a puddle or two, that only adds to the fun. While we may care about a wet muddy puppy, she doesn’t. Besides getting dried off with a towel is fun.