I was picking up some dog poop for the upmteenth time today, when I suddenly realized that I’ve most likely picked up tons of dog poop over the years. I mean literally TONS. What a strange thought, and yes I probably do need to get out more. So, how is it that I think I have literally picked up tons of dog poop? (asked no one, ever.)
For starters, I’ve been picking up poop for 40 years! Yeah sure, anyone who has owned dogs for a long time could say the same thing, but I’m talking professional pooper scooper level here. I worked in a boarding kennel from 1979 to 1983 and my main job was cleaning kennels, which we all know means poop duty, for multiple dogs, multiple times a day.
In 1986 I started vet-tech school, and got a job working part time at the county humane society, and my main job once again, was cleaning kennels for multiple dogs, multiple times a day. I graduated from tech school in 1989, and worked in vet clinics, and with rescue groups until 2012. As a tech I cleaned kennels on the job, and once I started fostering multiple rescue dogs I had a lot of poop duty at home too.
Presently, I’ve lived with no less than 15 dogs since 2005…once again poop duty for multiple dogs, multiple times a day. That all adds up to a whole LOT of poop, people!! And let me be clear here – I don’t let dog poop sit in my yard – ever. I clean up after my dogs immediately, whether it’s outside, or on potty pads (or not) inside.
I’m thinking this has to add up to at least a ton of poop, right? Right? Hello? Never mind, I need to go pick up poop again…and I really do need to get out more, obviously.