As I was gardening in my backyard this morning, a hungry dog stood in our neighbor Curtis Cool’s (aka Curtis Dolan) yard at 328 Pleasant Ave., watching and perhaps waiting for the arrival of his meal, any meal – just something to fill the gnawing emptiness in the pit of his stomach. Suddenly he smelled something heavenly in my compost heap. Experiencing what must have been boundless joy, he heaved with all his might and succeeded in pushing a hole through the fence. Immediately upon entering my yard, he hungrily foraged in the compost.
Since when do dogs yearn for veggies?
My compost is entirely vegetable. It contains absolutely no meat products. How could any dog hope to find any meat in this compost heap?
My mystery questions
- Did someone enable this dog’s escape by starving him and burying a treat in that compost heap?
- Why was such a neat and handy hole punched in this fence? I guess that dog must be a superior carpenter.
- Why was there a six-foot blue rope tying the dog’s choke chain to a long leash giving him the ability to reach a good 10 feet into my yard? Could the intention have been to ultimately free him from the tree in his yard that he was sadly anchored to?
Can you solve this doggy whodunit mystery? I certainly have some theories.
The poor starving dog knocked over my gardening bench and all the pots that I was organizing for spring garden planting. He also jumped on me causing me to stumble backwards. I nearly lost my balance and could have been seriously injured in the fall.
A Better Way
Dogs should be fed each day and treated with respect. They should be trained not to hurt people and destroy property. Dog owners should take care that their pets don’t go astray.