Monday, October 12, 2009

POOP!

So, what is poop? Poop is digested food what comes out of our butts after eating a fairly large meal. Doesn't sound all that bad, does it? It's just food... Only a little browner... and squishier. I personally don't think poop is something to be scared of. My human, on the other hand, can easily get into a bit of a fit over dog poop. She says she loves dogs, so what's so bad about our poop? Hold on, I think my human wants to explain something...

Hey guys, Sparky's human Lizzy here. I just came back from one of the worst (no, the worst) walks in my lifetime. Sparky and I went up the hill nearby the pond, where I could take some new photos of Sparky... The moment I set up my camera on the tripod, things started going downhill. I had taken a step to the side of the camera, and I felt my feet slip into some mud in the grass. I was wearing sandals and I enjoyed the feel of the cool, wet mud oozing between my toes. I like to think I'm a real nature girl, so I don't mind mud, I think it's quite refreshing. But then... I suddenly noticed a strong smell... And realization came upon me... That I was actually not standing ankle deep in mud... But rather, poop. One GIANT dog poop. Poop in the cuffs of my jeans, poop stuck to the straps on my sandals, poop squished up between my toes. I may be a nature girl, and a dog girl, but let me tell you... Poop is not something I can easily handle. (And no, it was not one of Sparky's poops, this was way to big for Sparky!... But then again... We've just had Thanksgiving dinner here in Canada... I wonder how much Sparky ate?)

Now, we were about a 20 minute walk from home... So I started heading back, grossed out at the squishing noises coming from my feet. Just after starting back to our house, Sparky did a poop in someone's yard. I got out a doggie bag from my pocket, and leaned down to pick up Sparky's poop... And suddenly, a huge bus roared past about 3 feet away from us, Sparky jerked in the other direction (yanking my arm with his leash), my tripod fell to the ground, and the poop did not make it properly into my doggie bag. It got all over both outside and inside of the bag, and a bit on my tripod, too. Now, I had a very disgusting poop bag, and I had to hold it by the very tip so as not to get my hands all covered. There was not a single garbage can in sight the whole walk home. Then Sparky starting playing games, and ran around me so his leash kept on whacking the poop bag hanging from my fingers, which caused the bag to whack into my pants. And I got poop smudges from my knees to my hips. And on my hands. So for the 15 minute walk home, I had stinky poop from my hands, down my legs, all over my toes... And I was struggling under a heavy camera bag, a tripod that fell to the ground every few steps, Sparky was pulling hard to pee on every bush, and a disgusting poop bag was hanging from my fingertips and swinging wildly all over the place.
I received many stares from passerby... Cold stares, humorous stares, and pitiful stares. But no one dared to say anything when we made eye contact.
I've never had a nicer shower when I got home.
So, my friends, that is why I do not like poop.


I still don't think poop is really all that bad. It's only natural. Oh well, my human did manage to get a couple pictures of me before the poop disaster began!


33 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So I'm guessing Lizzy still doesn't understand why some dogs love to roll in it!

We are sorry fur her - ummm - experience BUT it did make fur an interesting post!

Please tell her the visual imagery was khwite good!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So much for that photography session. What a day!

Raising Addie said...

Oh my... we have to say, these pictures are worth it! Great shots!!

That experience was pretty tough. It that happened to our mom she would have had to throw out all of the items that the poop was on. So, your mom handled it pretty well!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Sparky....BOL...it's not funny, but please tell momma to be more careful. Hope she is okay
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
I am trying not to laugh but I just have the image in my mind about the whole poop episode!
Poor Lizzy! Sure she enjoyed a lot the bath after that!
Yes, the pictures are pawesome!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cocorue said...

hey Sparky,

i'm trying not to giggle but i can't help it - your Lizzy is like my mumster but mumster detest poop as she stepped on her own as a child and has a phobia ha ha.....

chikisses
coco

Cocorue said...

hey Sparky,

i'm trying not to giggle but i can't help it - your Lizzy is like my mumster but mumster detest poop as she stepped on her own as a child and has a phobia ha ha.....

chikisses
coco

doyle and mollie said...

aw your mommas account of the tale has my momma in hysterics - we all think that te poop adventure was well worth it - sparky's pictures are stunning!!

Mary-Margaret O'Brien said...

Wow...I AM IMPRESSED. Your Mom is a Betty Boop girl. You know...a "poop poop pee doop" girl. ROFLMTO

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Sparks. Been missin' you, too!!

Love, Mary-Margaret

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Our momma says that it's not as bad when it's our poo. But you should have heard the words that she said when she stepped in some in our back yard. We tried to say that it wasn't ours but she didn't buy the story that some other pup jumped over our fence to take care of business.

Princess Eva

Southbay Girl said...

Sparky, those are wonderful pictures your mom took...but no pictures of poop???

Woof

Velcro

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Sparky! Our first visit to your site! And, oh boy...what a post. Is your mom ok? Threw those sandals out, yes? Cleaned up? Really sorry about that experience. Not wishing that on any of our lovely hoomans!
Your red sweater is great! Very fitting for this season.

Come by for a visit if you like:
www.goldensierrarose.blogspot.com

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Joe Stains said...

omdog, HILARIOUS! We love anything to do with poop because it is usually very funny.

The Thundering Herd said...

Maybe that is why our humans always carry more bags than they will need. Never know when you will need to double bag.

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

Poor Lizzy...Not a good day...

Love the pictures, though...

Abby xxxooo

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

Oh dear, that is a bad day for your human, Sparky! Give her a big hug from us for her okay...I still love the photos though! So gorgeous! I wish Mom knew how to take lovely photos like that...=)

Scottie

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Sparky, Im with you. What so big deal with poop??? hooman are complicates creature that we never ever understand well. whenever mom saw my poop, she will gimme those yucky look too.

and last but not least. We always love your photo. You are sooo pawtogenic and Liz is an awesome pawtographer.

Pearl said...

BOL! Sparky, don't tell Lizzy, but that story totally made me giggle. Sounds a LOT like something that would happen to my momma. She is the QUEEN of clumsy!

Glad you got all cleaned up Lizzy!

Fred said...

Oh no! Poor Lizzy! I am always very very careful to not step in poop, and I know the humans must think it's even worse!
Great pictures, though!

Deetz said...

My mum is laughing right now cuz she can see the look on your humans face as you were walking home....Personally, I am not laughing because I hate poop too. I run from mine all the time!
Fantastic photo's!!!!!! You mum is a wonderful photographer!
Deetzy

Mochi and Mommy said...

Hi Sparky! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love the pictures that your mom took of you!

I'm sorry she had poop issues. My mom had some this weekend, but it was my poop! :)

Mochi

Hero said...

What a story! Poor Lizzy! I don't like poop either and go out of my way to avoid other dog poo, but I can't imagine how horrible it was for Lizzy to be covered in it! At least she still came out with some beautiful pictures.

My mom has her own poop story as well, which is gross, but not as bad as your Lizzy's. I wasn't feeling well one night and had a slightly wet poo. My mom did her best to pick it up, but as she was bagging the wet poo she accidentally pulled on the root of some plant and it catapulted some of my wet poo right on her face! HAHA! She was very eager to get home that night.

Thanks for nominated our photo for October photo of the month! We didn't realize we had been nominated again. Thanks for thinking of us and nominating Tagpi's superman dive photo!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We are so sorry about your adventure Mom... You sure got some nice pictures though...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Chef ·˙ ۛ ♥ said...

Oh my, that was not a good day for your Mom, Sparky. Something similar happened to my Mama so she knows how grossed out your Mom was. Listen, luckily you didn't try to cover it mud. Do you know how many times I poop and just as Mama is bending down to pick it up, I kick back dirt to cover it and it lands all over her? Ha. Ha. OK, it's not funny for them. That was quite a misadventure but (tee hee) it's not funny, right??

xo
Chef

P.S. Great pics as always.
P.

Kerrio said...

Fabulous photos! And why is it dog people ALWAYS end up talking about poop??? ROFL! (but not in the poop)

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Poop is an interesting thing. We are sorry for this experience your mom had. But poop is a way of life.
we just love the pics of you in your sweater. You should be a model!
--JB

Jessie, Jake and Lola said...

WOW what a story, that has happened to our mom but usually we like to roll around in other dogs poop before mama can step in it.

Mama thinks the pics were worth it though. We agree and think Mama should get some tips!

Tank said...

Hi Sparky (& Lizzy) - This is my 1st time here at your blog. When I started reading about the poop incident, I thought ugh... do I really want to read this, but it was captivating... awful, but captivating. So sorry Lizzy had such a horrible experience, but as the saying goes "shit happens! She handled it way better than most people would!

Wild Dingo said...

Oh Lizzy, don't feel too bad...every dog owner has had a poop tail. I once had it all over my hands at the dog park...eewww...not a single handiwipe in site. (don't ask how that happened... too much poop for one bag...)

Daisy Dog said...

That was quite the visual! You have brought poop to a whole new level with us!

Amber and Nala said...

Oh my, I would have been totally grossed out too! YUCK!

Amber

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

BOL. While we can imagine the whole disgusting thing, it is just funny to think about. We can imagine your moms face.

Do not ask who the poop squishes for, it stinks for thee.

Essex & Deacon

kayacamilla said...

You are so cute in RED....I love red as well :) At least, before the poop episode, your beloved lizzy, had a wonderful photos of you.