February 14, 2017

Better A Beach Day That Starts Bad And Ends Well

A couple of weeks ago, we had a day at the beach that started out great and ended badly. (Due to a DADO* with his uncontrollable dog off leash at the on-leash beach.) But I don't want to talk about that because it makes my blood pressure go up. Instead... let's visit a day at the beach that started out badly and ended much better!

The other day, we got to the beach and it was not only super foggy, it was really high tide. Like, only-a-narrow-slip-of-beach-to-run-on-in-some-places high. There was tons of stinky seaweed all over the beach. (Dog heaven, right?)

We got to the bottom of the stairs and I jumped off the last one, landing ankle-deep in a puddle hidden under all the seaweed. My shoes and socks were soaked. fun.
My sandy, cold, wet feet.
With my sopping wet feet, we started out on our run, but Rita quickly had to stop and "do her biz," as is our usual routine. I got out a bag and scooped, and when I stood up to tie a knot in the bag, the poop fell out through a hole in the corner of the bag and hit me in the leg.

I was wearing brand new running tights. of course.

The tights are 90% black and 10% white. I'm sure you can guess where the poop hit me. Yep, right in the white patch on my shin.

So, now I'm running with sopping wet feet and gross tights.

But it got better. The sun came out, for one thing, which was nice. And I got this cute pic of Rita with a sandy nose...

Also we changed our route and saw new things. Normally we run out and back on the beach, but this time we ran farther down the beach, and then turned back on the paved path.

It was nice to see some different things... like this pelican.

I love that they're both making the same face here:

And we saw this adorable turquoise beach cottage.

Rita looked really cute - the mist was clinging to her eyebrows.

All in all, a good outing to the beach!

We ran again this morning on Valentine's Day, and it was much less eventful - it started good and ended good, which is how we like it!

How was your Valentine's Day? Or.. Have you ever had the poo fall back out of the bag before??

*DADO - Dumb-a## Dog Owner, term coined by Jodi at Heart Like a Dog. Thank you, Jodi.

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40 comments:

  1. I truly LOLed when I read about the poop falling out! And, yes, it has happened to me. So has the picking up poop with a hole in the bag hand mess!
    A bad day on the beach beats a good day at work every time (well, except for DADOs. That can be really bad.)

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    1. Oh, yeah - I've had the "hand mess" too. I think that's even worse. Then you spend the rest of the walk trying to get home without touching anything!

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  2. Before we started making sure we had Earth Rated Poop bags, the bags would often rip in the super cold and poop would fall out, drip, it was bad and really ruined Mom's mood. Earth Rated bags seem to be much better as it has never happened with them. Enjoy your running. We miss it so much, but with the broken ankle it will be a while until Mom is back running.

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    1. Yeah, we recycle the bags our newspaper comes in - which can mean holes! I usually remember to check them, but this one was actually in the seam at the bottom, so I didn't see it!

      Hope Mom's back running soon!

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  3. Some great pictures you got there. People are dumb

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    1. Yes, my sis always says "PIA." People are idiots.

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  4. Thankfully, I have not poo bags with holes. I'm glad your day got better though.

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    1. Wow, no poo bag hole issues? That's lucky! I thought that came with having a dog. :)

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  5. Hahahahahaha!!! That's hilarious! I have never had poo fall out of the bag. Though I am waiting for the day when the hand without the bag tries to pick up the poo. I've caught myself reaching for it with the wrong hand too many times to count. It's like my right hand has a mind of its own. It usually only happens when I have missed a poo piece with the bag hand and my right hand wants to help out.

    And P.S. - it could have been much worse, trust me. You could have gotten poo on your lip...

    As always, I very much enjoy your captions - they are always dead on!!

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    1. lol. That's pretty funny. I've never reached for it with the bare hand before - but probably that's cuz I pick it up w/ the bag in my dominant hand.

      Poo on my lip!!! On dear... i think there's a story there.... lol

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  6. Ew! Poo tights! I have never had these problems while running. I'm not often chased by bears, so running isn't a problem.

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    1. Hahaha. I must admit, I have a love/hate relationship with running. I never WANT to go, but I'm always happy we went.

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  7. Occasionally, when I'm in a hurry, I'll think that I've flipped the bag inside-out right...but no and the poo falls out (Usually when I'm wearing nice sneakers). Story of my life! We feel your pain! BOL!

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    1. Lol. Of course this happens with the nice sneakers!

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  8. With poo from four dogs to collect I have definitively had some mishaps but none that involved clothing. That was funny...for us.

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  9. Oh man, I love this story. You made the bad start parts sound hilarious and I had a good laugh (sorry). I'm glad it ended well and that you got some great pictures.

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    1. No need to apologize. We're here to make folks laugh. Even if that means I have to throw poo on myself every once in a while.

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  10. Since we don't have a beach to run on, I'd like to think that ANY outing to the beach would be good! LOL Of course, we know there are DADO's out there that can ruin anything good, and spilled poop...well, that's never good. We're glad things ended well in this story and you also had a start-and-ended good outing, which is always preferable!

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    1. Yeah... the DADO's.... they can really ruin a good time!

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  11. Definitely ran into our share of DADO's - love that term. Hey, you made the best out of what started out bad and sounds like you reaped major rewards. The pics with Rita and the pelican are AWESOME! Booker T says tell Rita to look out for the fog - that scene looks like it's just screaming there are zombies headed our way (Booker T has an irrational fear of zombies:)

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    1. I love that pelican pic. :) (I think fear of zombies is rational. Zombies are scary and eat your brains.)

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  12. What a Dog Mom Extraordinaire!!! You not only ran in wet shoes, wearing poop on your leg, but you caught some incredible photos! Way to go girlfriend!

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    kudos for running in wet sneakers to start with. Yes we've had a hole in the bag, ewwww

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    1. Running in wet sneaks is NO fun. I hate wet socks! But, hey, there are worse things. Like poop on your new tights. :)

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  14. Laughed out loud about the poop on your leg. Sorrynotsorry. Living on a farm I've had a lot of mishaps with poop, but not dog poop. Love your photos in this post! Rita's expressions always put a smile on my face.

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    1. Oh dear - I bet farm-related poop mishaps are kinda epic. Glad we can put a smile on your face!

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  15. Funny how DADO's are everywhere, isn't it? I think we've all had poo come out on our clothes (or worse...on our fingers). I try to remember to bring a couple Kleenex with me. Just in case. Happy running on the beach!

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    1. Yeah - the fingers is definitely worse. I need to remember to always carry Kleenex!

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  16. Oh no, I hate when the bag breaks! Been there done that. Glad the sun eventually came out and the day improved. Love the pelican statue and you are right, they are making the same face.

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who's had bag breakage troubles! :)

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  17. Oh, I was really feeling for you after the poop part of the story. I'm glad that you turned it into a good day at the beach by changing your routine! The Pelican statue and the similar faces.

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  18. These are fantastic pics of Rita, but the "Poo on your leg" pic is priceless, haha! I'm so glad your day ended better than it began though and maybe we'll hear that DADO story one day soon! 😉

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    1. Yeah, maybe I'll do a post about the DADO story - but figured I'd spread some smiles with this post instead. :)

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  19. Gosh, a DADO, wet shoes, and pooped pants (that sounds really bad). I'm glad your outing to the beach turned around. It looks like you ended up having a fantastic outing and you got some great photos.

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    1. It was a good outing. Must confess, I never WANT to go for our run, but once it's done I'm (usually) glad we went.

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  20. hello pooch smooches its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad the beetch trip ternd owt okay!!! stuf always lands the way yoo do not want it to like the toast landing butter side down altho to be onnest i like it wen that happins becuz then their is butter for me to lik up!!! ha ha ok bye

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    1. So true about the toast. But, hey, that works out well for pups. :)

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