Sunday, February 6, 2011

Here and Gone

There's no doubt about the fact that where I live has real winters. Ones with snow, wind and at times frigid temperatures. This unusually snowy winter has created some extra work for me. I'm a pretty routine creature. And I can be anal retentive about things. One thing that I have an intense dislike of is having dog turds on my lawn. I find it disgusting. With (now) 4 dogs you can imagine the amount of waste material that can accumulate.

On a normal day I would take the dogs out into the field for their morning business, and train (and expect) them to go in the shelter belt for any other deposits. This winter with the ridiculous storms and snow my dogs have taken to leaving their deliveries in the most convenient place for them. This just happens to be my yard. I certainly understand their viewpoint. After all, most places the snow on the field is deeper than they are tall.

All last week we had warm, balmy, melting snow weather. All last week I eagerly anticipated this weekend, and all the wonderful things I'd accomplish. Things like clean up those suddenly appearing turds. And today, after storming all day Saturday, my yard once again looks pristine and clean. Not because I've cleaned anything, oh no, only because everything is once again buried under a layer of snow.

So now, I wait, for the mystery turds to reappear in my yard. Gone today. Here tomorrow.

5 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

Dealing with the poop is the one thing that makes me wonder if I really want to own dogs. Of course, the only time I think that is when I'm on clean up detail but still it sucks. The routine here is my husband walks the dogs so they can do their business and he doesn't seem to think the front yard should be off limits. Of course, he's not the one doing the cleaning up either. Makes me nuts so I can relate to your frustration.

The Canadian said...

I only have one dog, and I know I'll be ringing in spring with the usual sea of poop!! LOL

MTWaggin said...

Look at the bright side - at least it isn't warm enough to stink! LOL I feel your pain, with the warm 2 weeks ago I opened up the back yard for the dogs to be able to run (their potty area is limited by expens in the winter). Friday I cleaned everything up, Saturday - too busy, Saturday night....2" of snow no turds could be found, this morning 5 more inches. Oh well it will be there when it melts! PS Naked dogs don't even always get to the yard -- sometime just 12" out the back door (or wherever it is shoveled). Oh well, still luv em.

BobbieNoSocks said...

The only bad thing about spring is the dog doo that is revealed as the snow melts

Sandra said...

Yeah, ours go outside, poop and come back in. With all the snow and lake effect snow we get here it's pretty much impossible to pick it up and I'll just wait until spring. It's probably going to be covered in poop... oh well...