Another Fine Mess

Laurel and Hardy comes to mind here, but they were the furthest from my mind as I took Maggie for her walk this morning.
laurel and hardyI’ve said in previous posts how dog friendly it is here. There are doggie bins in practically every road, and the Town Hall staff will give you poo bags free of charge to help keep the town clean.
However, there is always a minority who spoil it, and so you have to be careful where you put your feet when walking across grass to clear up after your own dog, or to avoid the piles on the pavements, especially in the dark!

Many years ago, owners trained their dogs to ‘go’ in the gutter, and you’d often see a dog being dragged across the pavement for this purpose, sometimes leaving a ‘dotted pile’ behind it, and nothing off the kerb.
Maggie, like Barney, her predecessor, is a private poo-er, not liking to be seen doing the business, and making a real effort to be tidy in doing it. He once ‘shot his load’ through the diamond in a chain link fence so there was no way anyone could tread in it, or for me to clear it up either for that matter!
chain linkMy parents dog from many years ago would reverse as far as possible into a bush before relieving himself. Sometimes, said bush would thus have the occasional ‘bauble’.

Which brings me to the subject, sort of, of the reason for this particular post.
Maggie was taking an interest in some leafy foliage at the drive entrance of one of the properties on our figure of eight route.
On closer inspection, it looked like bluebell leaves, which isn’t surprising I suppose bearing in mind how mild it’s been and the plants probably think it’s Spring.
bluebell leavesNeatly in the centre, was a dog deposit.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Another Fine Mess

  1. colinandray says:

    Ray will often deliberately “park’ over a plant! I wish I could understand his rationale… other than perhaps to have a laugh at me trying to retrieve his deposits! 🙂

  2. There is something about fresh green that just makes you want to go!

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