As it so happens, many of us take periodic inventories of our lives – where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going. These should be productive inventories, not great ruminations on past blunders and mistakes. I like to think of it as a take stock time when I can tally my new skills and see how they can benefit me as I move forward in life.
Today I discovered one such skill that I’d not previously recognized in proper context. What is it? The art of picking up dog poop in a grocery bag during my twice-daily walks with my Boston Terrier Brinkley. (Aside: Way back when I had 4 other BTs, someone asked Brinkley’s name, and when I shared it, they said, ‘For God’s sake, don’t go out and get Huntley.’ It’s been 7 years: so far, so good).
Anyway, back to poop-bagging. Today, when I grabbed Brink’s poop in the used Wegmans grocery bag, I used a smooth flicking motion with my wrist – it was almost poetic in its grace — deftly turning the bag inside-out, complete with poop inside. A single motion: swish and plop!
Maybe this is my new career: Poop bagging: a way to be a responsible dog owner/walker and a Zen type practice in wrist flicking. Face it, poop bagging is a hell of a lot better than shoveling all that shit you find in so many other (corporate) jobs.
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Haha. My Shitzhu eats his own poop and the cats poop too. Going to be easy spring cleaning the backyard this year.
Too funny! Actually, when we had cats, the litter box was a prime source of doggie bon bons. Maybe your Shitshu could come help clean up our yard?
I know he wouldn’t refuse lol
I emailed you back with the new blog name
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