Monday, February 17, 2014

Scoop That Poop

   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!



30 comments :

  1. Huge barks and wags for scooping the poop! :)

    Keep on scooping,
    Tootsie

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    1. Thanks! There is not much nastier than stepping in a pile of dog poop! : )

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  2. BOL My Ma loves useful gifts like your poop scooper! And we love your ice cream tub tote! How handy and ingenious. Glad you are scooping poop with us!
    Oz

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    1. Thank you so much! It makes scooping much more pleasant!

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  3. I have pawticipated before and you did a great job! Wish I had remembered it was today, I would have postponed my poopbuddy give-away!

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    1. Thanks Caren! I entered your poopbuddy giveaway. Don't worry about forgetting...poop happens! BOL

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  4. What a nifty idea! Anything to make it easier. LOL

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    1. Thank you! It definitely makes it easier and no touchy! : )

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  5. What a LOVE present :-) Golden LAUGHS! Great Idea and such clever idea. An alternative better present ... is for your husband to do most of the poop scooping :-) Golden Thanks for joining our hop and responsible dog owner #ScoopThatPoop.

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    1. Thanks Sugar! I thought it was a great idea too. In all fairness, there are times when he does the scooping. It would be nice if poop was florescent so it showed up in the brown leaves! Hahaha!

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  6. My mom is thrilled with gifts like a vacuum or screwdriver, so no shame in getting a shovel! Thanks for scooping :)

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    1. I'm glad that it's not just me. Flowers die but a pooper scooper is forever! BOL!

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  7. Haha! Thoughtful gift!
    I pay for a weekly service to scoop the poop in our backyard - the best $12/week ever spent!

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    1. I think that there are a couple of dog poop services here in town. I've just always done it myself because I am exceptionally cheap! Hahaha!

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  8. OMD! What a cool invention!!!! I am bookmarking this page so that I can show my hubby!!!! I want one!
    And its funny cuz on holidays when he asks what I want I alwaysnwant stuff for them dogs and not myself! Lol for valentines day I asked for this wall decal that says "a house is not a home without a siberian husky" .............needless to say I did not get it!!! Ha! Figures
    ((Husky hugz))

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you like it. As a bonus, you have to eat all of the ice cream first! I hope that you get your wall decal for the next holiday! : )

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  9. Brilliant invention! Mommy loved your comment to Sugar about wishing that poop was florescent, especially this time of year when all the leaves on the ground offer such excellent camouflage. During winter, Mommy feeds me the rabbit flavor of my food because it makes my poop darker and easier see in the leaves! Funny the things that humans think of when they have dogs. :-)

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    1. Rabbit food...hmmmm. I may have to consider that. We have several oak trees and the leaves work as the perfect earth tone camouflage. It makes it very difficult to find but i know the boys areas of choice so I can get close to finding it! : )

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  10. Wow, very clever! Only a true dog lover would be excited about a poop scooper as Valentine's Day gift. :)

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    1. Hahaha! Isn't that the truth! I tell him it is the best gift ever. You can't beat it with a stick...I know since a stick is what I used forever! BOL

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  11. My mom thinks a good pooper scooper makes an excellent gift! (She got purple poop bags in her Christmas stocking this year and thought they were great.) She also thinks your husband's bucket invention is brilliant. When she scoops poop in the yard with her scooper, she has a difficult time keeping the bags open while putting the poop in.

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    1. Tell mom to eat a bucket of ice cream so she can make herself one of these handy dandy poop buckets! It's a win-win situation! : )

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  12. Ah the gifts pet lovers get and give... Jason got me a top of the line vacuum cleaner on our first Christmas together! I love the bucket idea. Very cool.

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    1. I love getting useful gifts more than trinkets. A great vacuum cleaner is a must for a dog mom!

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  13. I love love love it what a cleaver idea to keep the bag open and ready for you. What a great post!

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  14. My Peep #1 used to find doggy poop on the road, in front of my house. She started to threaten to put up a little sign there sayin', "who dared to poop but did not scoop?" Someone must have heard her sayin' that 'cause generally speakin', it's not a problem any more.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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