Monday, August 21, 2006

Monday Rant

First day back at school today for my 6 year old.

Approach school gate carefully watching out for dog dirt, which sadly is a feature of many streets in this city. We keep our eyes peeled, do a few jumps to avoid several dog-created sausages and then one brand new Hush-Puppied shoe is coated from heel to toe and up the side too in a foul smelling brown dog jobbie..........

Result. Crying 6 year old. Stinking shoe. Social isolation in the classroom. Mother has a dry boak as she (that's me folks) tries to clean it off with a shred of paper tissue (nearby grass wouldn't shift it). Evil smelling.

And so the wee thing goes into a different playground, with a new teacher and new classmates, in tears. I want to go in with her, hold her, tell her its OK, bolster her confidence, but of course I can't.

Don't get me started on irresponsible dog owners.
What do you think the solution is to dog fouling???

3 comments:

  1. I say we should put down all dogs. And I'm not talking psychology either. "You hairy brute!"; "You stink!"; "Your mother's a b*tch"; they just don't get results. Take them all to the vet I say.
    Is that just a touch harsh and uncharitable perhaps? Perhaps some dog lovers secretly feel the same about children...

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  2. OOOOOOoooooooh rhubarb - harsh words indeed (I kinda agree with you actually but I was too SCARED to type them out)..............

    What about other pets - have you ever had any? Or does your loathing of dogs extend to other species?

    PS I would link to your blog on the left hand side over there <~~~~~ but I don't know how to change the tags from "Edit Me" to talkrhubarb. Spent half an hour trying to decode html and then thought "pah"> Too little time, too much unfathomable nonsense!

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  3. Get a Tiger,let it roam around and the problem of stray dogs and crying children will I'm asured be solved!

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