Well the dogs got the hint.
And cats do, as cats please. I don't think they cared one way or the other. Actually I should say "cat" singular. Because the fella was caught in the act. My husband said yesterday, no one would bother it except our black male. He figured he would end up rolling in it, just to prove he could. Well, close.
He left his little gray paw marks all down the upper railing:
Then over the next railing:
Then down the hand rail:
Then down the landscaping timbers framing the walk
But dont feel too bad for the poor kitty, he did finally get his feet cleaned off:
Now it's time for a nap. Funny, he don't look too guilty.