Riley, my 50 pound mutt, likes to run with me. She is a great partner, especially at night. She has these yellow-ish eyes and a bark that would send any threatening people running.
There are problems that go along when running with a dog. She used to cross in front of me while running. When she gets tired she stops to pee, just a little, but enough to catch her breath. (I wish I could just stop and squat without risking indecent exposure charges.) A stray animal may cause her to jump and yank me off my path. Stopping to pick up her poop. Very dignified. My dog does her business and I get to carry a bag of poo and smell it the rest of the run.
Well, usually I clean up after my dog. I am diligent about picking it up. Unless I lose my bag. All bundled up for a cold winter run, plastic grocery bag shoved in my pocket and off we go. After the turn around, we are headed back home and Riley squats. I grab the bag…the bag is not there. Crap. Well that is where it will lie. Sorry community. At least the temp is below freezing and soon it will snow.