Friday, May 28, 2010
It amazes me how little some people know about dogs.
On more than one occasion in the past couple of weeks, I've experienced situations similar to the following while walking Daisy:
Random stranger watches, but pretends not to.
I start walking away.
Stranger - "Excuse me, you didn't pick up after your dog."
Me - "Pardon? I haven't needed to yet."
Stranger - "He just went to the washroom there, you didn't pick it up."
Me - "Oh no, she was just peeing."
Stranger - "He didn't lift his leg, he squatted."
Me - "Yes, SHE is female. Females squat when they pee."
Stranger shakes head and walks away, as if I was lying and/or crazy.
Other times, passersby just give me cut-eye as if to say "I just saw your dog squat, and you left it there. You are a bad human being but I am far too chicken-shit to speak of it, so here is my evil eye. Yarrr."
Anyone who comes in contact with me during a dog walk can see the 5 vanilla-scented doggy bags sticking out of my pockets. I always pick up after my dog, even when it's hardly worth it.
But for uninformed and judgy folk - if you'd like to tell me how I'm supposed to pick up after my dog when she pees, please... enlighten me. You are surely wise in the ways of the canine.
Otherwise I might tack a sign on my girl that says:
"I'm Daisy. I'm a female. I have ten nipples and a vagina. I squat when I pee. If I shit? Trust me ...You'll know it. Have a nice day."