This is my first post for the Scoop That Poop campaign. It is a blog hop hosted by my good friend Sugar, the Golden Retriever http://www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com/
I have always scooped the poop from my backyard since the boys do their business there. For years, I used a shovel and stick to scoop that poop. It was yucky, but it did the job. One Valentine’s Day several years ago, my husband gave me the greatest gift ever. (Disclaimer: We have been married a very long time and he’s given me jewelry, flowers, and candy on every Valentine’s Day) So what could be better than sparkles, blooms, or sweets? I came home to a brand new shiny Pooper Scooper with Mylar balloons tied all over it! Now, I know this may not seem like the perfect romantic gift to some of you. For me, it was the most thoughtful gift that he could have given me. Remember, I have used a shovel and stick for 20+ years! He said the man at the pet store laughed when he explained his purchase was for a gift!
After getting the hang of using my spiffy new Pooper Scooper, I’d bring out my grocery store bag and get to work scooping. That’s when he came up with this ingenious aid for me.
He took a plastic ice cream tub and cut out the bottom. Then, he attached handy hangers upside down on each side of the bucket. I just stick the grocery bag through the center and attach the bag handles to the hooks. It keeps the bag open and I have the bucket handle to tote around the yard. When I’m finished, I set it down and unhook the bag. Then, just raise the plastic container off and tie the bag up tightly. Voila! There’s no mess, no fuss!
Eventually, he added screws to the hooks so they stayed on firmly. It is one of the best inventions that he’s come up with so far!
I’m featuring an infograph from Sugar the Golden Retriever and dogster.com to illustrate the importance of Scooping That Poop! Remember, poop happens but you don’t have to step in it!
This is the “Scoop That Poop” blog hop!
Be sure to check out the other blogs for more insightful scoops!