Oop(s): Saturday Stream of Consciousness

Linda threw Oop at us yesterday for our SoCS post today.
We’ve all had that ‘oops’ moment, from dropping the dinner to a stone hitting the window when we’re cutting the grass, but the SoCS isn’t about that, as Linda says

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “oop.” Find a word with the “oop” sound in it and use it in your post. Enjoy!

The first thing that came to my mind was my bug bear and pet hate of dog poop. This is not the poop itself as it is a perfectly natural function, but what angers and sickens me is
to watch a dog foul the pavement and the owner to keep walking. We always cleared up after Maggie, except on one occasion when it was like water and we had no chance.
The streets here are not paved with gold, they are paved with poop, and no-one even gets their dog into the gutter to do their business as I remember owners doing when I was a child.
As a dog owner, you get to be a bit of a connoisseur on dog poop. Naturally you recognise your own dog’s and I remember a guy having a go at me to clean up after Maggie and I refused. He was adamant, as was I to explain it was not hers. He continued to rant until she did the deed in front of me, which I cleared up immediately. I felt like shoving the bag under his nose to point out the colour, texture and smell was totally different, but he’d stomped off by then.
We have a lady on our estate who takes her dog for a walk using a mobility scooter. The dog poops on the way, leaving a row of dots in his wake, and she doesn’t stop. He did it outside our house once and she saw me at the window, so got off her butt and cleared up. Had she not, I may well have cleared it up myself and thrown it over her fence.

We had a similar instance when we were on the boat and a guy let his dog off on the dog walk to do his business but he never cleared up. In fact, he never went with his dog anyway and stayed on the gravel in the car park! People complained to the management, notices went up, and still the poop remained down. That was until the Manager witnessed it himself and the guy’s mooring contract was terminated. It’s in the small print that you clear up after your pet.
Clearing up after my dog has never been a problem for me. Either end, it doesn’t faze me. It’s my responsibility and goes with the territory of dog ownership. Clearing up after a person? That I’m not so good at.
Oops.

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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5 Responses to Oop(s): Saturday Stream of Consciousness

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Definitely agree with you on this one Di ! 💜💜💜

  2. Carol anne says:

    I agree, our streets are the same way, full of dog poop! Its horrible! I always clean up if Nitro goes on a walk, which he sometimes will do. I’d never leave it there for others to walk in. Its disgusting!

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