The Dog Proves Once Again That No Matter How Much She Wants To Be a Human, She Will Never Be One

Fulfilling the commitment I made to myself to “move daily”, I just got back from a 40 minute walk with Roxie. It was one of the most annoying walks I’ve had in a long time. Not only was she “reverse sneezy”, but it was practically endless today. Unlike “most” beagles, she does not stand still while she does this during a walk: she just keeps going. I make her sit for a couple of seconds and she stops, but as soon as we resume walking she begins again and I’m looking over my shoulder wondering how many people are outside thinking I’m a terrible pet owner for walking a dog who has this problem and why don’t I take her home.

But that wasn’t the worst of it. There are many, many, many (lots of ’em!) Canadian geese (I think they’re Canadian, though I haven’t asked them) in this area, and they leave their droppings everywhere. Luckily, they don’t hang out by my house; rather, they prefer the golf course around the corner.

On today’s walk, though I don’t give Roxie much lead in the leash, we walked through an area where the geese left their poo and Roxie started eating it like she had been on a desert island without proper food for months. I was yanking the leash this way and that, and though at this point she was literally under my feet, I couldn’t guide her through the poo fast enough; she just kept picking it up. Ugh. She was like a Super-Suction Vacuum Cleaner of the future, like this one:


Why, oh why, do dogs have to eat that stuff???


  • Melissa

    LOL! Could you make sure to ask the geese where theire from the next time? 😉 Eating goose poop, I swear dogs are just so wrong sometimes. Dooce just wrote a post about her dog eating it’s own poop. How wrong is that….yuck!

  • Melisa

    Melissa: Yes, I’ll ask them next time. 🙂

    Yeah, I guess it’s better than eating their own poop, if I had to compare. I’ll have to go check out Dooce’s post later, when I have time to be totally grossed out.

  • Kat

    Oh Roxie, you naughty, naughty little doggie. I’d be “shit” scared because of the avian/bird flu. No pun intended :o)

    Bad doggie – nah not really.

  • Melisa

    Kat: No, it’s okay, you can put that: she is a Bad Doggie! 🙂

    But she knows it, and she’s proud of it, so I guess I’m sunk.