This is One Good Thing, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week.
Sometimes a video comes around that has it all: a cute dog, a Southern accent, and a primal scream.
Today, we’d like to thank Rose the dog, whose affinity for mud was one of the best things online this week. Rose doesn’t just like mud, either: Rose loves mud. She loves putting her nose in it, she loves lying down in it like it’s a bathtub, and — crucially — she loves to run into a carpeted area with mud all over her paws and lower body.
The internet was blessed with Rose’s presence on Sunday, when Rose’s owner’s niece Sarah-Ashley tweeted a clip of the dog’s muddy exploits.
Spoiler: Rose ends up darting into the house. This is bad news for the carpeting but good news for us, since it leads to the greatest asset a viral video can have: a loud, cut-off shriek.
So be this Rose this year: Roll in some mud and mess up some carpets. Or, if you care about the resale value of your home, take a more spiritual cue from our hero. Don’t be afraid to get messy.