I admit, poop isn't a topic I would most likely pick as a blog post. It might almost be politically incorrect! But I say NO! Poop is a relevant topic, especially for women, especially for dog owners!
That's right. Women - MOMS - must deal with poopy diapers when raising their young. There are full ones and leaks and explosions! And why do explosions always happen when you're out in public? And then a child's poopiness is used as a bargaining chip with a woman's significant other ("I changed the last one," "I'll take out the trash if you change that one."). Poop-poop-poop.
I thought I'd be over it by now. I'm an empty nester. What I didn't count on were the dogs. I've got no child to pick up the backyard so it can be mowed (OK, I don't have a labor force to mow the lawn either, not anymore). And now I'm in the age of walking for my health. Guess who walks with me? That's right. The dogs. All in an age when it's polite to pick up your dog's poop in a pretty little bag. Poop-poop-poop.
Some of you may have heard my tale of woe when my large Labrador had a public anxiety attack at a time when I had purchased a new brand of doggy bags - which, like everything else in this world, are becoming smaller. There was an accident this day. A nuclear-sized accident. At the park. With witnesses. I tried my best to get it all, but one bag was not enough and two dogs were not patient and - oh, lordy-lordy - I had to make a run for the lake, scattering ducks and geese in my wake (because it was the nearest water source). I plunged my hand in the lake water, gave it a cleansing shake and my ring finger was immediately swallowed by a carp!
I stepped back. The dogs stepped back. The carp hung onto my finger.
Oh, the heebie-jeebies!!!!
I did not bring home a carp that day. But I do know the best bait to use when trying to hook one.
Readers who are brave enough to share their poopy stories (child or dog) will be in the running to win a free ebook from my backlist. Are my fellow Heartwarming authors brave enough to share their own tales of woe? I have opened the door, and I fear our Heartwarming blog will never be the same.
Melinda Curtis is a USA Today bestselling author who often finds humor in everyday life. Her latest Heartwarming release is One Perfect Year, Book 4 in the Harmony Valley series (which features a very large St. Bernard).