Doggie Doo Makes for Fertile Blessings

[written 11/24/08 on old blog]

Well, this past Thursday, 11/20, was my last gardening day of the season. COLD! I could only tough it out for three hours pruning at a client’s yard before my feet just told me that it was enough.

This particular neighbor has a large golden retriever who leaves ‘land mines’ (garden code word for dog poop) around a circle of azaleas in the front yard of this house — which just so happens to be where I was pruning all afternoon. I took note of the treacherous spots in the yard and stepped around them as I worked.

That is, I stepped around them until the last two minutes that I was there picking up my tool bucket and starting to head to my car. Just then as my foot touched ground, it slid forward about five inches on a nice, fresh, aromatic (you get the idea) land mine.

This was my final day of the season and I had not touched a land mine in over two years. This was so Not Right!

I spent ten minutes picking the fresh poop out of the treads of my sneakers, tried to skate the rest out in the lawn and finally accepted that I got out all that I could, short of stomping the shoe in a puddle. We’ve all been there and done it, and tried to clean it out. Yep.

So I surrendered and got in my car to head home, a slight waft of fresh doggie doo accompanying me the whole way. Then it occurred to me. This is only a message. Earth Mother has pushed me to step in the poopoo to give me a final end of season blessing —- for a fertile winter of writing!


Now onward…

(and yes, I found a watering can at home near my front steps to create a temporary puddle for mucking poop out of the shoes, thank you very much. ;~)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-two years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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One Response to Doggie Doo Makes for Fertile Blessings

  1. Don says:


    I’d like to link to your blog here. I have touched on dog poop in my recent posting on and if I was a dog owner I would regard my dog’s poops as gifts and pick them up, to be cherished, but unfortunately there are so many inconsiderate dog owners.


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