1982 Dodge Aries
The here and now:
Oh wow, I forget what a difference a day makes. The trip down was good. Just a little wind and rain at time. But just as we were assigned our RV site, the bottom dropped out. We are used to some problems and try to handle them with common sense, but at times I forget that the sun WILL shine. This is the view out our picture window today. The view when we parked was a deluge (see previous blog picture of Peace River, you can see the downfall)
TODAY folks are out riding bikes, golf carts and walking their dogs. Groups chatting in front of RVs. Many regulars renew acquaintances, learn of the others year and families.
Something about this tropical feeling that invites interacting. On my walk to see the river I met a friendly Yorkie, who invited me to pet him. He was frisky, I was surprised when his owner said he was 11 years old. It felt good to pet him and he sure enjoyed it and left smiling.
MOST dog owners take care and clean up after their pets. OF COURSE there is always that 2%+ that feel the rules are NOT for them.
Truthfully, I can remember a time NO ONE cleaned up after an animal. Accepting that was normal activity for animals. And YES many times in my earlier life I have cleaned my shoes after stepping in it.
I had never paid attention to cats defecating. But a few days ago, sitting on the porch edge, my eyes followed ‘Stormy’. She went over by the fig tree, dug a nice hole and dropped her business perfectly in it, turned and then made sure it was covered. I learned to dig a ‘cathole’ in the USMC and the practice is used when backpacking.
I watch my grand dogs and they poop and walk off a couple steps and scratch sand, grass or dirt throwing it ‘toward’ what they just dropped, sort of a proud act, I drop it, you pick it up! LOL Stormy didn’t make a bid deal of it. Are there any other animals that cover their waste?
Can dogs be taught to do that?
To be honest, when backpacking, I have asked at times, can humans be taught to do that! :-0