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Before I can re-create our conversation this morning, I need to give a little background. Kalisha usually gets up early, eats a bowl of cereal, then goes back to bed.

We own a dog named Iggy. He is a wonderful dog; however, he will eat anything that doesn't eat him first, which leads to some interesting "dog doo" at times.

Kalisha is not much of a conversationalist in the early mornings and anything she does say is, as always, very factual and concrete; no extra words or explanations. She can be quite humorous without meaning to be.

Once in a great while ... maybe once every two months, Iggy will not wait until someone gets up to let him out and he will leave a "deposit" on the floor. It is always nice and tidy — if you don't step in it in the dark.

Having said all that, here is our conversation this morning at 6 a.m.

Me: (coming down the stairs and looking at the living room floor in the dark) "What in the world is that?"

Kalisha: (sitting on couch eating her cereal) "What?"

Me: "Right there, on the rug."

Kalisha: "Where?"

Me: "There. Did Iggy poop in the house again?"

Kalisha: "I don't know. I don't see anything."

Me (pointing): "Kalisha, look. Right there."

Kalisha: "Dog poop doesn't have wheels."

Me: "Wheels?! What the heck did he eat that had wheels?"

Kalisha: "Mom, It's one of those little skateboards."

Me: "Oh ... "

Kalisha: "If he pooped and it had wheels, we could just roll it out instead of picking it up."

Me: "Yeah, I guess you're right. I think I'll make coffee now."

I was laughing so hard, partly because of the exchange we just had and partly because Kalisha acts like we talk about dog poop on wheels every morning.

3 Comments

Thank you for writing this!! It's one of those days where I needed to have a good laugh...and I just did.

I did a belly laugh on this one! You are way too funny with your word skill of optical illusion. I found myself looking at the floor contemplating if I would use a paper towel to roll it along, or pick it up for further examination .. and I don't even have a dog!! lol.

Kalisha must have Igg's digestion procedure all figured out. Aren't you thankful Kalisha is happy having a dog as a pet -- and didn't have her heart set on an elephant!!

God's blessings to go with your morning coffee; and to Kalisha to go with her cereal .. Marilyn

I am definitely glad she didn't want an elephant. LOL OR anything any bigger than Iggy. We have owned several Great Danes in the past (at a different house...one with lots of yard) but their 'leavings' would require more than a tiny skateboard to roll out :)