Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Poop Diary

Today I am writing about poop.  Yes, poop.  Turds and stuff.
It's not my fault. 
An employee and I were talking about our pets.  I was pleased that my less than intelligent dog seemed to be learning the rule of not pooping in the house.  It's been a struggle, requiring the use of treats as a reward for doing the deed outside.

Anyway, as this conversation progressed, we got into the category of cat poop.  I remarked that Sir, my extra-large tomcat, shits er, poops dog turds.  She understood having had a large cat of her own once.

And Herself, Cat, Mistress of All, poops little dry pebbles of poo easily swept up if she chooses other than the litter box.  Not that she would.  Often.  This elicited an "aw" of sympathy for the trouble it must be to pop those dry pellets out.

Then, there is Wee, who in perfect accord with cat mythology, leaves in her litter, perfectly formed little tootsie rolls.  Which the dog never, ahem, attempts to eat. (Did I mention my dog is less than intelligent?) 

We then look at each other a moment.

We are talking about pet poop.

As though this is an important aspect of our lives.

That we can tell which pet is which by poop.

We need affirmation that we are not alone. 



  1. bahaha, not alone. poop is even dinner conversation in my house. kids, pets....cant pretend it doesnt exist!

  2. Having been, quite literally, cleaning up other people's/creature's shit for my whole life (except maybe in college), I am wholly sympathetic.

    And neither of my dogs is very bright...

  3. ---I believe this is perfect dinner conversation--especially when one has CATS :)

  4. This is great! Love it, thanks for sharing with the Story Dam Community!

  5. I can completely relate to the dog treating the cat litter tray as his personal buffet. And just why does my cat wait until I have just changed the cat litter or just woken up in the morning to do a really smelly one?
    Cat, Dog, toddlers...Yes an waful lot of my life does indeed revolve around poop. Thanks for giving me a moment to reflect on that:-D

  6. Oprah once had an enitre show on poop. People in the audience compplained about their own "pebbles."

  7. Pet poop is as much talked about as baby diaper mishaps. I have a Lab (outside only pooper) and two cats. One is meticulous about using her box, the other makes it his role in life to crap and pee anywhere and everywhere he wants.