A dog-owner's morning ritual.

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Being a dog owner is never easy.  As soon as you get up in the morning, before you can even visit the bathroom for a leak and a gargle, you check whether your fur babies left "gifts" for you to discover.  I know you're thinking, "Shouldn't you have potty-trained them for that not to happen?".  Well, yeah, but accidents happen, and you don't want to start your day having stepped on dog poo or pee.  So, you go about hunting these down making sure every nook and cranny is checked, channeling your inner canine by forcing your olfactory receptors to take in any foreign odors to guarantee none of these gifts are lying around.  If you are unfortunate, you would have to arm yourself with your reliable dust pan and cleaning materials to make sure that every trace of poo or pee is eliminated.  I have a dustpan, 2 mops, bleach, soap solution, and deodorizer in my arsenal.

After the clean up is over, time for the morning walk.

I didn't mention earlier that I own 7 dogs, all medium to large in size.  I have 2 dobermans, a German Short-haired Pointer, 2 Rottie-cross,and 2 mongrels.  I thought it would be best to mention this now to give you a picture of what I have to go through everyday bringing these four-legged out.

I truly believe that the leash has some sort of power that lets loose evil spirits that possess my dogs.  Everytime I get a hold of the leash, they all go berserk! I am not the fittest person in the world and so in order for me to make sure I can manage the dogs during a walk, I only take two at a time. 

I observed that my neighbors who are usually friendly become aloof when they run into me outside with 2 Dobermans in tow.  The usual "good morning" is replaced by "my, your dogs are huge".  When they see me from afar, they'd usually take to the other side of the road and give me the stink eye.

After the morning walk is finally when I can have my breakfast!  It's definitely a tedious routine but it's something that I'd do over every single day for the love of my fur babies.


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