Monday, April 9, 2007

Dog Poo Pondering

I went into the back bedroom and encountered naughtiness of the worst kind-POO. The chi’s really really hate the cold and they are taking advantage of my slow state right now.

I had to leave it (thank god for hardwoods) so a clean and a scrub with enzymes will take care of it this evening.

Now, seeing poo on the floor is not the way I care to start my Monday morning, but I really sat and stared at it and thought about it for a bit. “This,” I thought, “is the very reason why people get rid of their dogs. Poo and chewing are probably the most annoying things dogs do.”

And really, I just don’t get it. I don’t. Why would you let a thing like a turd come between you and someone you love? The most obnoxious feces takes less than 10 minutes to clean (we are talking runny sick stuff). A simple “I don’t want to go out in the cold” dump is a three minute job, followed by remembering to keep the doors closed or the dogs crated until they display better behavior (or the weather warms up).

Not to put too fine a point to it, but is picking up a dog turd any worse than wiping your own butt? Now, I know some of you have done other people’s laundry-and you wouldn’t send someone away for putting some dirty under drawers in the laundry basket. And come on, babies are little poo-machines and no one shuns them. I do, however, hand them back to Mama if the diaper is loaded.

Dogs are dogs. They don’t eliminate in toilets and they quite often eat indelicate things and then pass gas where ever they happen to be at the moment. People who are upset by that shouldn’t have dogs.

1 comment:

Michele said...

And we definitely can't give our babies away for pooing too much ... but what about when cat hair takes over your life? : )