When your dogs eat June Bugs

the results are predictable

The June bugs have returned.

This year is one of those years.

There seem to be hoards of them.

Six years ago things were like this.

Six years ago our dogs were still puppies.

Six years ago the dogs ate June bugs.

They ate a lot of June bugs.

Though this never resulted in a vet visit, this consumption of phillophaga wasn’t without complications.


June bugs have spiny, crooked legs that are left undigested by the common young dog.


Apparently. From what the eye test says. Undigestable.

Despite how jagged.

Despite how jankey.

These two small dogs had the capability to pass these June bugs.

This June bug leg passing was not fun for the two furry ones.

This was apparent by the look on their faces.

This June bug leg passing was not fun on my end either.

The tactile experience of picking up dog excrement is one that dog owners don’t talk about frequently. Likely because its gross. Likely because its something that many dog owners do, few likely because, deep down, if we could get away with it, we would rather just leave that lump of shit behind.

Yet we persist. We pick it up.

With June bug legs protruding from the poo? Worse.

The legs get caught of the bag. The legs can rip the plastic.

The legs can create the kind of inconvenience that many don’t want to talk about.

(not you though reader! you’re hanging in through all of this poo talk because you know that guano makes the best fertilizer and you guana grow)

I really don’t want my dogs eating June bugs.

Six years ago there were so many I couldn’t stop them.


Meow when the dogs find June bugs?

They sniff them.

The lick them.

They’ve stopped eating them.

And this?

This makes their shit a lot easier to live with.

One Derful Thing

Are you working on your juggling?

Have you been throwing balls?

Keep that going.

Keep throwing balls and letting them fall.


Add to that.

Today, pretend that your hands are not your hands

Pretend that sometimes they don’t work.

At random times today, drop things.

Interrupt what you’re doing on purpose.

Drop something.

Feeling risky?

Make a bit of a mess when you do.

What are the sensations you experience when you do this?

Notice the resistance in your body.

Do something that you ‘shouldn’t’ do.

Drop something.

On purpose.

Notice how it feels.