We have two puppies at home. Milo who is about 8 months and Macy who is about a year and a half. You have never seen two dogs poop so much in your entire life. We trained them to ring a bell when they need to go out. Ring, ring, ring. Poop, poop, poop. Their constant pooping made it almost impossible to leave without coming home to poop.
On top of that, they never finished their food. It was like they had some secret food supply hidden in the house. I could see them sneaking off at midnight, “Come on Milo let’s go get some treats. Hehehehe…”
It went on for months. Of course, people had advice for me like, “Don’t feed them when you are going out,” and, “If you scare them enough they won’t poop.” Others told me how great their dogs were almost as if they were questioning us. That wasn’t helpful at all. Some of the most bizarre advice came from people who don’t even own dogs. What do you do with “My cat doesn’t poop at all”?
About a month ago my wonderful wife was standing by the sink as I loaded up the dog bowls for dinner. “Baby. Don’t they only get one cup at each meal?” she said. “Yep,” I replied. “Okay so two scoops is two cups…”
You got it – I was feeding my pups twice as much food. Both of us were rolling on the floor laughing. No wonder they wouldn’t eat all the food. No wonder it was a poop-fest at our house. A month later, our dogs are normal. They can wait (most of the times at least) and they eat all their food because I am not force feeding them out of worry.
Do you have too much poop in your life? I wonder if you, like me, are overfeeding your life or the lives of others around you. You know there is only so much that we can cram in before it all just comes out and far too often.
I would love to hear your ideas on cutting back, getting rest, and laughing more.
Doug Burrier © 2016