Humans just don’t get it. They say things like, “lets’ go outside and be good boy” or “c’mon lets go for a walk”, (code for let’s go pee and poop). So, they take me outside and then are in some sort of rush for me to go. HEY! A dogs got to smell around first! I can’t just go anywhere. You must take time and smell the …uh…territory. I got to mark my land. How else will the other dogs, cats, woodchucks, deer, and whatever else is lurking out there know I am here and this is MY TURF!!!, That’s right, mine.
It’s like this, you have to smell around, this may be a good spot, but over there hasn’t been covered in a while, hmmm, then there is the neighbors yard, maybe I can make a little territory land grab by pooping there. It’s virgin poop territory afterall. A dog has to weigh all of these factors. Should I go there where I have gone before just to emphasize it is my spot or should I go over there and expand my land? Then again does that spot smell right? By now dad is getting very impatient, it is 3:00 am after all and I woke him up…but still a good pooping means a lot. Ooops, pretty soon I think he is just going to squeeze my sides and make it come out. OK I’m going here…no wait, ..just a litle down further…then maybe a litle to the right. Ok, OK, I’m going. Something tells me I have gone here before, Is someone removing my poop from the yard? Holy crap then just about anyone can come in and claim my land! I’m going to make sure I poop a whole lot more.
Life Lesson: When you have something important to do make sure you pick your place and time well. As they say location, location, location!