Despite lots of attempts to wash the oil-based paint out of her fur, she remained stained for four days.Her owner, Sacha Barbato, 49, says the family got a few ‘funny looks’ while out walking Bessie but she was absolutely fine.
The travel agent, from Brandiston, Norfolk, posted the photo of Bessie on social media and said: ‘What do you do when your dog rolls in some acrylic paint and it will not come out after two washes?
‘Asking for a friend.’
He later added: ‘Just to explain a canvas with fresh paint had dropped on the ground and she rolled in the grass which obviously smelt funny to her. She was washed and most was in her fur rather than skin. She is well and happy now and feeling less blue.’
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Sacha joked that he’d had to avoid blue clothes for a few days in case people thought it was some kind of fashion statement.
He also continued to update fans on Bessie as the colour faded, confirming that she had been checked over by a vet, who said she was fine.
After a day at the beach, rolling in the sand, Bessie was almost back to normal on Monday.In his final update on Twitter, Sacha said that Bessie’s blue look has faded, adding ‘like her 15 minutes of fame’. He went on to describe her colour more of a dull green rather than the ‘cool blue she used to be’ and mused that the dog was a shadow of her former self.
He ended his tweet by joking that he is worried about his pet’s next move, suggesting followers ‘watch this space’ as Bessie ‘normally does something daft’.
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