It was just a fun game in the back yard when it all went downhill for Bessie the family dog.
Bessie's owner, Sacha Barbato, wasn't watching for just a moment, when the fun-loving Bedlington Terrier-Whippet rolled on a patch of paint-covered grass, left from a painting that had fallen on the ground while it was drying.
And despite endless attempts to get Bessie clean, the paint stained her fur and left her a bright shade of blue for days!
"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," Sacha tweeted, along with a picture of blue Bessie.
He later revealed, "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."
Her owner clarified that Bessie was checked out by a vet and was completely healthy, but did get some "funny looks" while going out for walks.
He joked that he needed to avoid wearing any blue to prevent people from thinking it was a fashion choice.
After four days of being blue, Bessie went out for a day at the beach. All the seawater and rolling in the sand helped strip her coat of the blue almost completely.
Sacha updated that "like her 15 minutes of fame", her look had faded.
Bessie's "cool blue" is just a dull green patch. But her owner joked that she will debut a new look soon enough, as she "normally does something daft".
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