Back To Me

30 Mar

I’ve been so busy boasting about my handy Hub that I haven’t told you what I’ve been doing lately.  Not much, as it happens.  Guess this is going to be a short post. 

I have been enjoying my walks with the dogs more than usual, as the weather is so nice (one day last week I didn’t have to put the heat on even once).  I tried a new route: down the main road; turn left and left again at the pyramid; up the Pennine Trail that runs along the Mersey River; over the footbridge; past the abandoned tyres; up the hill; over the pedestrian crossing, at which a car on one side will stop for me but not on the other, so it’s a choice of sprint with the dogs flying behind me on the lead or irritate the kind driver.  I have excellent manners so it tends to be sprint and dodge.  That brings me full circle home in just under an hour.

The walk along the river is lovely.  However, the route is not accessible to traffic so there are no dog poo bins because they can’t be emptied.  I had to carry three bags with me: for little dogs they sure do poop a lot.  And Toby’s is just weird – I counted five colours in one plop.

Still, a gentle stroll with the sun on my face and only three layers of clothing, watching the shopping carts float downstream and the plastic bags, trapped in the trees and flapping in the breeze, is a pleasant way to while away the day.  I never felt more like swinging the poos.

32 Responses to “Back To Me”

  1. earlybird March 30, 2011 at 06:15 #

    I’m not sure which of us is weirder – you for posting this or me for finding it funny 🙂


    • Tilly Bud March 30, 2011 at 09:14 #

      Sometimes I can’t help myself. What’s your excuse?


  2. viewfromtheside March 30, 2011 at 06:22 #

    that is a first for me. a post about dog poop!


    • Tilly Bud March 30, 2011 at 09:14 #

      Thank you [blush]. It’s not my first time 🙂


  3. vivinfrance March 30, 2011 at 07:17 #

    Your last line is priceless! As for the rest, I like the sound of your walk.


    • Tilly Bud March 30, 2011 at 09:15 #

      The line came to me on the walk when I found myself singing along to my mp3 and swinging the bags of excrement as I went.


  4. musings March 30, 2011 at 08:41 #

    Weren’t you going to explain that safety pin?


  5. musings March 30, 2011 at 08:41 #

    Ooops! Or did I miss it?


  6. barb19 March 30, 2011 at 09:02 #

    Shame about the shopping carts floating downstream and the plastic bags caught up in the trees – is this for real? Wasn’t sure if you were joking.
    Love your last line too!


    • Tilly Bud March 30, 2011 at 09:16 #

      Thanks 🙂

      Yes, sadly, that’s all too real. I’ll take my camera next time I go, and show you.


  7. Debbie March 30, 2011 at 12:41 #

    That line is excellent. My other half loves to make up new words for songs, he has quite a repertoire. I will tell him this one!
    I will never be able to sing the proper words to that song again 🙂


  8. sarsm March 30, 2011 at 14:17 #

    Thank you Tilly, for cheering me up!


  9. slpmartin March 30, 2011 at 14:22 #

    Like the pictures of the river path…looks very peaceful.


  10. nrhatch March 30, 2011 at 17:24 #

    One more reason we’re Cat People ~ we need not carry Tigger’s poo around whilst walking about. 🙂


  11. Pseu March 30, 2011 at 18:04 #

    I love your scatological musings….


  12. The Hub March 30, 2011 at 20:33 #

    This is the crappiest post you have ever done.


    • Tilly Bud March 30, 2011 at 21:53 #

      And that’s the worst joke you’ve ever made xx


  13. Cindy March 31, 2011 at 04:03 #

    Close scrutiny of the dog poop, Tilly, I prefer to avert my eyes …


  14. Slowvelder March 31, 2011 at 07:22 #

    Ah – someone else who also blogs about poop – great 🙂


    • Tilly Bud March 31, 2011 at 10:01 #

      I bet your poop is way more interseting rhan mine! I have a whole cillextion of poems on poop.


  15. Chloe March 31, 2011 at 23:00 #

    Hilarious – just loved your last paragraph! 😀 xx


  16. siggiofmaine March 29, 2012 at 17:38 #

    Love Hubs comment…wonderfully true.
    Sad about the shopping carts…I do believe you…haven’t seen those here, but maybe
    just cause I’m not looking…or they’ve been swept out to sea.

    Keep shoveling the poop our way,
    Siggi in Downeast Maine


    • Tilly Bud March 30, 2012 at 10:38 #

      ‘Keep shoveling the poop our way’ – I’ve changed my mind – this is the best comment I’ve had all year!



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