The soapbox has been put away. We are now back to our regularly scheduled non-sense.
Our street in CT is a circle with only one access point to a main road. The only cars that drive on the street are those that belong there and everyone drives slow to watch for children and people walking dogs. This is not the case in NY, where our street is a main through street and people speed up and down it all day long. Oh…and there is no sidewalk. Walking the dogs in that neighborhood is dangerous. So I love being in CT and when we are there I always take the dogs for at least one long walk (around the circle twice) per day.
On Saturday, we were on our second loop around the street when I noticed dog poop. I got very indignant. I couldn’t believe someone in the neighborhood would walk their dog and not pick up the poop. I always leave the house armed with plastic bags…just in case. I dragged the dogs past the poop and continued on. When I got home I told J how disgusted I was that some asshole let their dog poop on the street and didn’t pick it up. I was seriously annoyed.
On Sunday, we spent a few hours in the yard, cleaning up fallen tree branches and sticks and dead leaves. Then it was time for the girls to go for a walk. It was really warm out, so I didn’t bother to grab my jacket…I just got the leashes and off we went.
About halfway around the circle I noticed that Sofie was walking a little slower and sort of trailing behind, instead of walking ahead like she usually does. I turned around and looked behind me…and found that Sofie was pooping…while she walked! What is she…a horse? What dog does that? But no big deal…I reached into my pocket to take out a bag.
Except I didn’t have a bag.
Because I left my jacket…with the bags in the pocket…at home.
So I call J and tell him that I’m walking back to the house and please meet me with bags. As I start walking back up to the house, something slowly dawns on me…
The poop from the day before?
It must have been Sofie’s.
And the asshole that didn’t clean up after their dog?
That would be me.
So now I know that Sofie has to be watched every second…because unlike a normal dog who stops to do their business…Sofie will just keep on walking.
It’s a good thing she’s so cute…
I hope no one was offended to read about dog poop. If you are a dog owner, you know that poop comes with the territory.