Yes, dogs do wee wees

This morning our house was engulfed in fog, and we could hear the foghorn sounding as we got dressed and ready to go out. “We go to the lighthouse?” asked James, “We see it in fog?”
Good idea I thought, and then couldn’t be bothered to look up the tide times. Bad mammy.

So instead we headed to the Fish Quay for a walk along the promenade.

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I had no coins in my purse, so had to stand for ages paying by phone (seriously, 80p on my card! And then I found £1.10 in my pocket later!), and while we stood, James made friends with two little dogs.

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We discovered those were the first of a great many dogs out for a walk. James asks lots of questions at the moment, and he’s showing interest in the world around him. He asked about the dogs as he scuttlebugged along.

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He wanted to catch them, and wondered if they all run fast.

Then he saw a pile of dog poop. He hopped off the scuttlebug and ran over to it. “Don’t touch that please!” I said, and James replied, “is that dog poop?” Yes, dogs don’t use toilets or potties like us, I told him, and he scuttled along the path again.

Then a white dog ran up the hill, and James ran after it, laughing. We saw the dog go for a wee. “Don’t touch him; he’s doing a wee!” I told James.

James was astonished.

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After enjoying the sheer joy of running down a hill, he asked me over and over if every pile of soil or poop he saw was poop. He just couldn’t believe dogs do wee-wees!

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Then he was given the opportunity to stroke a dog again, thanks to a kind lady dog walker, but he didn’t want to. He was busy being an aeroplane!

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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  1. February 7, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    Ah I bet you look back on this memory in years to come and have a little smile to yourself. Such a wonderful age when they are full of questions #NEbrilliantbloggers

    • February 9, 2015 / 7:27 pm

      I love it, Sam, it’s good fun talking with James at the moment.

  2. February 7, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Awww what inquisitive boy you have! My son has been asking a lot about dogs too and well he is asking for a dog. Sadly we cant afford to get one. Thanks for sharing. This place is lovely =)

    • February 9, 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Dogs are hard work; it’s much easier to just go out when all the dog walkers are out and watch them!

  3. February 8, 2015 / 12:33 am

    Lovely pictures, we love our scuttle bug too. Our girls are lucky enough to have dogs otherwise I think we would have the same questions

    • February 9, 2015 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you. I’m pleased we have cats, but obviously James has had no idea that they go to the toilet either, since they use the cat flap.

  4. February 9, 2015 / 9:37 am

    What a great day out, it’s great to see James’ curiosity at it’s best. It looks like a day full of learning, even if it was about whether dogs peed and pood! It sounds like James enjoyed running around in the fresh air and his imagination’s full of wonderful things. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    • February 9, 2015 / 7:34 pm

      It is a lovely thing to witness James learning. I love his imagination, he has been playing some wonderful role playing games lately, and involves the whole family. Thanks for hosting #countrykids we love joining in!

  5. March 3, 2015 / 11:51 am

    It is great that he is so curious. It is funny when you realise that kids don’t know things that are obvious to us. Lovely photos

  6. March 3, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    I loved reading this- My little nephew has just turned one so I’m looking forward to hearing lots of questions like these in the future! It’s amazing what questions pop into their minds, and it’s really sweet (Even if it is about poop!). The little conversation about him wanting to see the lighthouse in the fog made me smile too.

    Eats x

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