Thursday, March 31, 2011

My Dog's Public Display Of Pooping Phase


For people that have read my previous blog posts about my dog, you guys already know that I have a virgin Marley. I am talking about the real life dog who's story was made into the movie Marley and Me, starring Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. It's been a crazy journey with this dog. If I wanted to, I could write an entire column about my dog. Every day with him is a story.

This past week has been something that will go down in the books as the most unusual week you can have with your dog.

This week, I decided to take my dog out for a little walk every morning. I've been waking up at 9 a.m. for quite some time. I thought coffee and cream was the only thing that would keep me up all morning. It was like that for the past three days. Then I realized my body wasn't taking the coffee seriously. No matter how many times I was walking around the house, cooking breakfast, or doing my own chores, my body would always reject the coffee I was drinking and attempt to put me back to sleep.

It was also around the time I was writing a new story about romantic comedies. I read on the website of bestselling author Jennifer Weiner that your dog can sometimes be your body and mind energizer. All you have to do is go for a walk everyday and by the time you get home, you will have nothing but a large flowing of creativity around your body.

I agreed on the philosophy and started taking my dog out for a walk. Every morning after having a cup of coffee, my dog and I would go out for a jog. Midnight would always jump high in the air when I grab his leech. Whenever he sees it, he knows I am taking him out. Once he has his leech on and I open the door, he is already out of the house before I could even close the door behind me.

The results turned out to be true. When I arrived at my house after the walk, my mind is so free and ready to start creating new stories. Strangely, it resulted in something else. My dog's public display of pooping phase. No matter where we are and whomever is around us, Midnight would do his business right in front of them.

The first group of people he did it in front of was two construction workers. Then there was a couple strolling and having a good time when my dog temporarily ruined their parade. The one I felt like really took the cake was in front of a moving car. This woman was trying to get out of the parking lot Midnight and I were walking past. The moment Midnight saw the car, he stopped in the middle of the sidewalk and publicly pooped in front of the car.

I waited there with an embarrassing look on my face. The driver kept blowing her horn and my dog just stayed there until he was done. Once he was done, he immediately walked away and left his business behind for me to pick up. Before I could even pick his business with the napkin I was holding, the driver went from 0 to 50 miles per hour and drove all over it. She knew that it was there, but she didn't care.

Once the week was over, I decided to stop taking him out for a little while. That public display of pooping phase was too much for me to handle for another week.

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