Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.--Ernest Benn

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Low Tides

Ballou loves low tides. It means she can run the length of the breakwater in front, on the seaward side. No friggin' leash.

I like this low tide especially, because the pre-storm reconstructive maintenance has blocked off all foot traffic on the breakwater.

That means the two of us are alone, unobserved. That means is that should Ballou do a poop and should I fail to observe it, no self-anointed naturalist would come after me shaking his/her fists, getting after me to bag it up.

Not sayin' Ballou pooped, not sayin' she didn't. I'm just sayin' if she had there would be no witnesses and, by this time, no trace.

As evidenced by the tractors' treads, the beach is also being re-modeled into a giant berm to protect our clubhouse and parking lot from the seas that are expected this winter.

Which is one more reason why there would be no evidence of illegal pooping, had it occurred.


  1. if a dog poops below the low-tide line, and no one sees it... did it really happen?

  2. One gram of dog waste contains 23 million fecal coliform bacteria.

    The average dog excretes 0.75 pounds of waste per day (340 grams).

    So the average dog excrete 7.82 billion fecal coliform bacteria per day.

    And I'm sure your dog is above average?

    Just saying.

  3. I hasten to add that Ballou makes a point of pooping in the most inaccessible (for my wobbly legs) locations. My son says that her poops "fall out of play". It's her way of being discrete, I'm guessing. For my part, I pick up the poop of other peeps' dogs that fall on the grid. It's my way of compensating or atoning.