Putting foot down

Well, I really put my foot in it this time. More often than not, if only I was more vigilant as I stepped from the car to the curb, or looked down while mowing the lawn. It never fails, unfortunately. If you haven’t experienced a “lip stand,” or noticed what’s under foot, then you probably rubber stamped throughout your living room carpets. It’s not immediately apparent what has taken place, especially if your an old fogie and your beak is malfunctioning.

Well, I really put my foot in it this time. More often than not, if only I was more vigilant as I stepped from the car to the curb, or looked down while mowing the lawn. It never fails, unfortunately. If you haven’t experienced a “lip stand,” or noticed what’s under foot, then you probably rubber stamped throughout your living room carpets. It’s not immediately apparent what has taken place, especially if your an old fogie and your beak is malfunctioning.

So now comes the unpleasant task of clean up, with your blood pressure having soared to 80/100.

If only some of you dog walkers could be a little more considerate and show more compassion toward your fellow human beings. While most offenders are a minority, they give the legitimate dog owners a bad name.

If you are ever paying attention, you may have observed as any one particular event unfolds, the offenders will go through the motions of cleaning up after their pets.

There are several categories to these slobs. My two favourite are the “illusionist.” They will go through all the motions of clean up. They bend over, reach down and appear to be picking up (with hand inserted in plastic bag), but only grab air some three centimetres from the actual target. This will give the observer the impression the dog owner has done his or her duty.

Method Two involves the “crane neck.” The crane neck has an exaggerated long and flexible appendage. This enables them to survey a 360-degree field of view while his Great Dane is giving birth to a huge Douglas Fire Trunk on your lawn. They will look left, then right and a quick left again before proceeding with Fido to the next victim’s lawn. This one is identified as the “empty bagger.”

This may seem humorous to some, but if you have been a recipient it’s no laughing matter, trust me.

Andy Homan

 

Penticton

 

 

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