Saturday, November 30, 2013
So I was walking Kiki this afternoon. I took her across the street to the elementary school. It was a nice long walk (for me anyway) and she went potty on the the grass two or three times (no poop!) On the way home this lady I don't even know comes up walking behind me and tells me she'd appreciate if I didn't let my dog do her business on the school because children play there. For their safety I'd appreciate it if you don't let your dog do her business on school grounds. I gave her a weird look and started walking away and I said I don't know you, you don't know me have a good day. As she walked away she said I prob don't even have a poop bag. I lost my temper at that point. I don't know what honest to god set me off, but I lost it. I unclipped the poop bag holder an threw it at her, hitting her in the back. She turned around and I picked it up and started ripping some poop bags out and to show her "these are poop bags!! I PICK UP MY DOGS POOP!! HAVE A GOOD DAY" I picked it up put it back on her lease and started walking home. By then Kiki slipped off her leash and started chasing a random cat. I told her to stop and go home "Go home Kiki, go home!" as I pointed toward home and she ran home like she was told. I raced home fast as I could huffing and puffing, dam near gave myself an asthma attack.
I hope that lady realizes BIRDS poop on the school property. I see countless cats over there, dogs with no owners/no leash/no tags wondering around the school property and taking the occasional dump and pee. About once a month or so I see deer (usually a mamma deer and a couple baby deer) over on the property, probably doing their business on school property to.
I think I over reacted...I know this isn't an excuse, but I've been stressed out to the max lately. My husbands aunt Marget died suddenly from pneumonia (she was 74, variety of health problems) a week before Thanksgiving, her funeral we couldn't afford to drive the hour away to was the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I just shelled out $1900 to fix our car just to have 2 head gaskets go out on me the day after she passed, hubby and I don't have the money to get that fixed, my step brother's wife (whom hubby and I are super close to) found out yesterday her thyroid cancer has come back with a vengeance, and even with treatment she *may* have 15-18 months.
I'm a home care aid, and my client moved into a nursing home full time and though I'm still getting 102 hours with my other client, I'm taking a huge cut in pay starting in December because I was allotted 84 hours a month to care for him (or 186 hours a month) so money is super crappy tight.
So when she started fussing at me over Kiki and her going potty on school grounds....I lost it. I just lost it.
I know I over reacted...but really...but really...do something about the deer, birds, cats and deer I see on the property. I'm sure they do a lot more than just my little pooch.