I guess that every blog about dogs eventually comes down to this topic.
Ever since Kloe joined the pack there seems to be an abundance of poop. Of course I expected the volume to increase (by 2) with two dogs but there defiantly seems to be an exponential affect with two dogs that make having two seem more like four.
To illustrate my point I’ll use last Friday morning as an example. We have a large part of our property – around 50 yards long by 30 yards wide – that is mostly for the dogs to roam and poop. We call it The Pen…. Kloe hangs out there sometimes to dig, find pine cones to chew on, and dart to and fro’ like the Tasmanian Devil (think Looney Tunes) when she’s tired of terrorizing Kali and needs to burn off some of her Golden puppy energy. For the most part the dogs know that when they “gotta go” that is where they gotta go.
It had been a few days since I picked up poop so there were numerous poopertunities for me to use the new scooper I had purchased the previous day. I was pretty thorough and I’m certain that I captured every “dog pile” (Ok, I’ll slow down on the puns but hey – it’s a post about poop!) that my two sweet girls had left or me.
The very next morning I wondered by The Pen and decided to go down to see what the poop was ((last pun – I promise). I grabbed my new scooper and expected to find find three to four poopertunities (it doesn’t count because I already used it) to scoop. One scoop, two scoop, three scoop four. Five scoop six scoop, seven poop more?!? What the….? I stopped counting at 10 and it had been only 24 hours since my last endeavor in The Pen.
I know my dogs poop routine probable better that I should. Kloe “goes” first thing in the morning when she gets up, after lunch, and usually one other time during the afternoon. Kali goes during our morning walk and maybe one other random time during the day. That adds up to four or five poops per canine pack members per day. So why was there over 10 poopertunities for me Saturday morning?? I cannot say but I’m pretty sure there are other dogs jumping over the five foot cyclone fence that surrounds the Pen.
You might say, “but Michael, it would take a pretty athletic dog to jump a five foot fence and why would they do that just to poop and then jump out?” And if you did say that I in turn would ask you how two dogs can poop over 10 times in a 24 hour period?
So that’s the poop.
I have sometimes puzzled over the same thing when I clean our yard. Sometimes more poop than I would expect, while at other times there is less. I suspect the dogs do it just to keep us on our toes. And yes, every discussion about dogs gets around to this subject sooner or later. I remember when I was in the orientation class for volunteering at the humane society, and our instructor told us that we were going to become very, very familiar with dog poop. And she was right!!!
And adding insult, especially during the summer months, as we walk around in the hot sun sweating and scooping our fur-babies lie in the cool shade watching us. 🙂
And adding insult to injury, especially during the summer months, as we walk around in the hot sun sweating and scooping our fur-babies lie in the cool shade watching us. 🙂
As for the topic, we all resort to poop at some time, we have to…what goes in must come out. It does seem suspicious that two dogs could leave that much in a short period of time. You sure you don’t have some visitors leaving deposits at the poop bank? 😉
Perhaps you are not allowing for 2 or 3 stools being deposited on the ground, and then knocked around accidentally (or otherwise) so may be counting 2 or 3 poops from only 1 event? Perhaps you were to pooped to count properly? Perhaps you were not as thorough in the earlier cleanup as you believed you were. Some poop can hide itself in dirt and a dried leaf or two very easily. 🙂