So what gives with the human obsession for clean things - especially in spring? There I was enjoying a nice cold morning outside of MY deck when the Mom started moving all the plants and patio furniture. I had to move FIVE different times and in the end she was disturbing me so much I gave a final huff and went inside!!!! She proceeded to spray the deck with water and scrub at it like crazy. It is bad enough we dogs have to suffer with the indignity of baths but now my deck does? What the dog! Yeah yeah - the Mom rattled on about needing to re-stain it so it would preserve it longer for ME but couldn't she pick a better time to do all this than MY "morning sitting out in the cold time?" What is wrong with painting it in the middle of night while I am sleeping indoors I ask? Humans really can be so inconsiderate sometimes!