At our house we talk about poop. Some people are very private about stuff like that, but Rob and I are all like, “How was your poop this morning?” We talk about the quality of our poop and our dog’s poop; if he pooped, what he pooped on and if it was a decent poop. Jack, the dog, not Rob. Having a good quality bowel movement everyday is important. For everyone. You can google it if you don’t believe me.
When Jack doesn’t drop a turd on a walk we’re all concerned. Rob will come home and look all worried as he says, “Well, that was weird. He didn’t poop.” On his afternoon walk it’s common for him to do what we like to call a “double pooper.” Meaning he goes twice. And listen, the second one is never good. It’s always a runny mess.
Today, Jack tried to wrap up his poop before he was actually done which means that a couple of extra pieces dropped out after he had left the squatting position. And do you know what he did when he saw those little nuggets drop out onto the sidewalk? He ate them. He seriously ate them. I seriously threw up in my mouth. Unfortunately, there was yet another turd that hadn’t made its way to the ground. Instead it had become what we refer to as a “dangler.” It was stuck in his butt beard. It’s more of a butt mustache, really, but the point is that there was a piece of crap stuck in it. He just kept sitting down and looking at me, and I was like, “What am I supposed to do?”
Because I am a good mom though, I tried to use the end of the poop bag to brush it off. It worked eventually, but I did not like doing it. The little dude needs to make a clean break next time. I am not interested in cleaning up butt mustache danglers.
Now, seeing Jack poop is a daily thing. The cat, however, that’s a much more private matter. I mean I clean up all of her poop out of the litter box several days a week, but I don’t watch her in the act. The other day I walked in on her in her litter box and I honestly apologized. It was so awkward that I was like, “Oh, sorry. I didn’t know you were in here.” Cats are different about stuff like that, I just know it.