It is a natural thing for a dog to find the most hideous smell and repeatedly roll in it. Beginning with the tip of their nose and sliding down what ever humanly offensive putrid piece of deceased animal they are lucky enough to discover. They will delightfully roll and wiggle on their back in this same aromatic pile of...stuff.
They're not crazy. This is natural for them. They are preparing for the hunt and in a funny perverse way we do the same when we groom to go out. Rolling in this perfume allows them to sneak up on their target without the smell giving them away. How many victims in the animal kingdom would shy away from the smell of a rotted carcass?? Pretty smart in my book.
Poor Lizzy repeatedly did this while we were gone. This earned her a place of honor in the outside pack. She joined the nightly raids chasing the scary critters out of the valley, joined searches with the strange smell patrol and had even joined in with the snake patrol squad. All the time she blended right in with her wonderful scent.
Then we came home.
Hubby did the dirty work
'cause he knew Lizzy would be mad at the bather
Poor Lizzy! After the bath she ignored Hubby
even as he offered her boneless fried chicken.
She will never come to his call again!!
She loved me til she was dry and then went back outside.
I suspect she has reapplied her designer cologne.
At least she smelled sweet for a while.