Normally, I don’t put things off. I like to get my stuff done as early as possible. Except for one task…picking up dog poop. I put this task off as long as I can which always turns out bad for me.
We have 2 big dogs (one black lab and the other a black lab mix). It was my husband’s idea initially for us to get a dog and he used to be responsible for yard clean up. Now, he doesn’t like the dogs and the task of taking care of the dogs in all ways has fallen to me.
I only remember the mess in the yard when I am out back and usually I find some reason to ignore the pile. Then one day every 3 months or so it gets so bad that I can’t ignore it any longer. So I grab the scooper and the five gallon bucket and I get to work.
This last Saturday I filled up 3 five gallon buckets. My record is 5 buckets (yes, that is 25 gallons of poops). Disgusting! No wonder we have no grass in our backyard and our kids only play on the back patio. It takes me at least an hour to clean the mess in the yard and I usually end up with at least 2 blisters on my hand from shoveling.
The point to this nasty tale is don’t put shit off because it doesn’t go away, the pile only grows larger (pun intended).