Although the subject is a little too earthy for most, It was just too good to pass up. It’s all about poop. That’s right. Poop! Specifically, the poop pile my sister found in her walkway the other day. It was the third time she had found a little treasure left behind by some four legged mammal and she was determined to find out which neighbor was walking his or her dog onto her property and allowing him to leave such a treasure behind without picking it up.
I agree, it’s not a great calling card to find some little package in the wrong place in your driveway, but hey, life is full of earthy realities and dogs have to do their business, and I’m sure the dog walker was not intentionally trying to annoy her… etc. etc. I tried to calm her down.
Well, that argument would not satisfy, and so she called the local dog officer at the police station. He suggested she not jump to conclusions. “Take a good look at the poop pile,” he suggested, “and if there are little bits of seeds and hair and other odd things, then what you’ve got is a Coyote! lady, not a dog.”
She called me up. “I need you to take a look at this poop pile I just found in my walkway. It might not be a dog, after all. Come over and help me identify the source.”
I love my sister. I really do. But this was asking a lot. Still, she helps me with my raking and my mulching and my attempt at growing plants, so I agreed to head over to her house and examine the little pile of earthy treasure.
I’ve never photographed poop before… and I really wasn’t happy with the idea of having the image in my camera… but I took the picture — and hey, with a little doctoring and color enhancement, it almost looks like abstract art! Of course, I had to add it to this article as a point of illustration, so you could see it too. Wouldn’t want you to miss out. 🙂