It doesn't matter what chaos ensues when the winter snows come; it doesn't matter how many people are inconvenienced or endangered by the conditions; it doesn't matter how cold it may get ...
... snow-scape's really are very beautiful scenes to witness.
A thick blanket of snow covering the trees and fields, roads and pavements, gardens and parks ... it really is a wonderful sight to behold.
But there is a down side.
Oh, it won't be noticed so much, if at all, by the majority of people.
Dog owners though are going to notice it a big way ... as I have just done.
The thaw has come to Cardiff and the snow, which once was so beautiful ... was once so dangerous ... has receded.
The 30 centimetre snow blanket that once covered our garden has now become a thin three-coloured patchwork of white, green and brown.
We have a garden measuring approximately 19 metres by 9 meters. It isn't what you might call huge, but it's big enough for us and our three dogs.
Yes, I did say 'brown'. Have another look, just a couple of lines back, if you aren't sure.
You see the 'down side' of snow for a dog owner is the mountain of doggy doo-doo that appears as if by magic on the remains of your winter ravaged lawn.
I discovered our 'down side' this morning as I decided (the wife told me to) scoop the doo-doo.
It took forty-five ( 45 ) minutes to complete and resulted in two ( 2 ) bags full of the dreaded ... well, you know what it is by now. I won't rub your noses in it.
My back now hurts from all that scooping.
I though I'd been doing a fairly good job keeping the garden clear of the stuff; scooping regularly; but it seems I was out-foxed by the pesky pups. They did a fine job of hiding their waste or at least timing the bulk of it to coincide with the heavy snow fall!
Who would have thought that three ( 3 ) doggy 'ani'* could produce such an amount of the stuff.
To ensure there is no repetition of this monumental load of stuff to be scooped, I am contemplating corking their little arse's.
But if anyone out there knows of a dog trainer that has had success in teaching dogs to use a loo, let me have his/her number ... puh-leeeeeeeeeeeez let me have the number!
* Probably isn't, but it would be nice if 'ani' was the plural of 'anus'. Nice and catchy, don't you think?.
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