Dog turns blue after rolling in freshly painted art left in the sun to dry
7 August 2020, 17:20 | Updated: 10 August 2020, 10:00
Bessie the dog was left with a fresh – and bold – new look after she decided to roll around in a painted canvas.
Bessie is a two-year-old Bedlington-Whippet cross who usually sports a white and grey coat.
However, this week the adorable pup transformed into a bright blue dog after she rolled in one of her owner's relative's freshly painted canvases that had been left out in the garden to dry.
Bessie's owner, Sacha Barbato, took to Twitter earlier this week after he was left stumped on what to do with his mischievous dog.
Sharing the picture of Bessie freshly dyed, he wrote: "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."
After the post went viral, Sacha, a 49-year-old travel counsellor from Norfolk, updated his followers on the situation.
He explained that Bessie had been taken to the vet and there were no concerns for her health and that he was simply waiting for the paint to slowly fade out.
In a final update shared on August 3, Sacha posted two pictures of Bessie with most of the blue paint washed out, with the exception to a patch on her face.
He commented: "Final update - After a day on the beach and rolling in sand / being outside Bessie’s blue look has faded .. like her 15 minutes of fame She is now more of a dull green .. not the cool blue she used to be Smiling face with sunglasses.. a shadow of her former self."
While Bessie is no longer blue, she received a lot of attention from people online.
One person commented at the time: "Buy him a collar to match and rock the look. It's quite fetching."
Another wrote: "What does the canvas look like? Original dog art? Might be saleable!"