Something happened last night that almost made me vomit. Something utterly disgusting. Something that means I will never look at my dog the same way again.
The kids had finished playing in the garden, so I sent them inside, telling them to get their mother to shower the dirt off their legs and feet before bedtime. I then gathered up all the toys they’d left scattered about the lawn and went in.
The smell hit me immediately. My two-year-old is doing wonderfully well at her potty training, but she holds onto her poop for days, so when it comes it’s like an elephant has been passing through.
From five feet away, I could see the mound of yuck marinating in a yellow soup. She’d clearly done it before heading up to the shower.
Hurrying upstairs, I congratulated my daughter for using the potty, but told her she must tell us when she’s pooped so we can wipe her bottom. I then left my wife to shower them off as I headed back down to empty the potty.
Astute readers will already have guessed the next part. I stared down into a potty that now contained only urine, and immediately shouted, ‘Ozzy!’
The dog darted under the dining table and stared out at me with a guilty expression on his canine face – but he still had the audacity to lick his lips.
‘Get outside! Get outside!’
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to cuddle him again!