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The Second Dadless Day

April 20, 2012

I woke up this morning with the urge to purge. Could be Spring. Could also be that Mr.I-will-maybe-use-that-some-day-under-implausible-but-not-impossible-circumstances is out of the country. So now J.D.’s side of the bed belongs to the Salvation Army and I’m finding it quite exhilarating.

Speaking of Spring – it has officially arrived in Whitehorse. I know this because there is a slick coat of melted dog feces on my chariot stroller wheels as well as the under side of Jasper’s gumboot. A boot which I do not trust will stay out of his mouth.

Three springs ago I wrote a post on this very subject.

Caution: This Post Contains Poo (originally published May 6, 2009)

I spent five years living in Victoria, B.C. There are many things I can tell you about Victoria but today I am going to tell you this: The vast majority of Victoria dog-owners pick up their dog’s poo. This is because if you do not pick up your dog’s poo, an angry parks society member is bound to rub your nose in it.

I have spent two years living in Whitehorse, YT. There are many things I can tell you about Whitehorse but today I am going to tell you this: The vast majority of Whitehorse dog-owners DO NOT pick up their dog’s poo. This is because it is winter 11.5 months of the year and what harm is a little frozen poo?

Instead of describing our sidewalks for those two weeks when everything thaws, I will employ your imagination. If you don’t mind.

I am not a dog owner so maybe thawed poo is actually not as disgusting as I have judged it to be. However, I am a kid-owner with a kid that just happened to poo on the sidewalk yesterday.

I now understand the temptation to pretend it never happened.

I had not planned this event and nor was I prepared for it. James is getting pretty adept at communicating his elimination needs but ‘elimination’ is as much detail as I get. If I had known, I would have insisted he poo in his pants like normal children do.

I am now sensing that I have reached your threshold for detail, but please, let me say one last thing:

I DID NOT LEAVE HIS POO ON THE SIDEWALK.

*pat on the back*

Jasper had the longest nap of his life today (two and a half hours). When he woke up it was like someone had given him a B12 shot. Everything that came out of his mouth was in all caps and he did nothing but charge around looking for an excuse to do one armed push ups.

We went to Sara and Phil’s for supper tonight and last night we were at Elijah’s so I have yet to fly solo over the dinner hour. This may be why my confidence and morale is still intact.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2012 9:35 pm

    I think you should sell that great photo of Jasper on the slide to WordPress. Below the end of your post, it says, “Thanks for Flying with WordPress.”

    Can hardly wait to see James and Jasper in August.

  2. Gemmyner permalink
    April 22, 2012 10:10 am

    He looks so happy up there all by himself with no cares in the world.

  3. April 24, 2012 9:54 pm

    Thigh rolls!!! YES!!!!

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