Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reason # 1 million and 11 why I am not a fan of Dogs

Last night, toothsome #1 had a soccer practice at a local park. This park is a leash-on park and I have seen a lot of very happy runners and walkers with their dogs on leashes having a great time exercising. I have seen a lot of these owners carry bags with them to pick up dog droppings and the park even has a bolted to the wall, bag holder filled with bags for owners who don't carry bags, but who can use them to pick up their dog's feces as they see the need.

I'm sure you can see where this is going. I put toothsome #4 down on the grass to crawl around and 2 seconds later, she is COVERED in dog feces! She had it on her hands, in her hair, on her legs, the works. I frantically pick her up, getting it all over me and run into the bathroom, leaving toothsomes 2 and 3 and my purse with another soccer mom. There is running water but no soap. I do the best I can with the water and then run to my car and grab my antibacterial lotion from Bed Bath and Beyond. Reading the ingredient list, I do discover it has alcohol in it, so I slather her with that. Again, it is still on her clothes, which I remove and my clothes (which I can't remove, not because of my overwhelming sense of modesty--ask any of my college roommates, I don't really have any of that) but because I was afraid I would get arrested for public indecency.

I finally calm down and take few deep breathes and look down at my little blond girl and see she is sucking on her fingers, big time. Big time, "Like there is a new taste on these fingers, let me suck it all off." Once again, I start panicking and start imagining a trip to the local Children's Hospital for e-coli induced dehydration. Meanwhile, I look over and a bunch of children, including toothsomes 2 and 3 are all playing in the same spot where she got covered in the feces!

That was it for me. Pack up the kids, leave soccer and get in the bath with an alcohol wash for the bottoms of everyone's shoes. Eww. You dog owners want to know why I am not a fan of dogs? There is reason number 1 million and 11 for you.

10 comments:

michelle said...

I am right there with you and can I just say, YUCK! My dislike of the puppy-pet has come from neighbors who don't keep their dogs contained. If I wanted to clean up dog poop out of my yard I would have dog! Hope everyone survived the alcohol dip!

Paige said...

Ohhhhhhh. Gross.

di said...

okay--i think that i am going to vomit now!

michelle said...

Thanks for liking my dress, I need lots of positive reinforcement!

love.boxes said...

I can't tell you how I am with you on this. #1 million and 12 my neighbors dog has not stopped barking for 2 days.. AAAAAHhhhh! And, 1million 13 my lovely, nice and smiling neighbors allow their animals to use our yard as a toilet.

I hope that all they kids stay well. Yuck!!!

carrie said...

AMEN

ash said...

Do you think dogs would do the same for us if they had to carry around our waste? I'm pretty sure dogs are thinking to themselves, "I can't believe my owner loves me that much."

kel said...

sick gross sick gross sick gross.

Nettie said...

Yuck! It's not the dogs that I'm not a fan of, its the irresponsible owners that don't clean up after them!

Gabriela said...

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

That story made me feel sick. Hope you got everyone clean.