Monday, January 11, 2010

Craptastic!

As many of you already know we don't have kids. Two legged ones that is. Our cats ans dogs are it. We ave done many changes and improvements at our home because of them. Last year before we lost Willow February 2009 (OMD! Almost a year)we put in the "dog comfort patio" or the patio for short. Why we waited so long to do that I don't know. Probably $$$. Anyway, It's been great because it's so easy to clean. Not like the mud that was there. I use a plastic grocery bag pick up the poop put it in a lidded bucket. Once full the hubby takes it into the woods and distributes it to compost naturally. I sprinkle a bit of sand over the spot on the patio so that the dogs don't track any in the house.

Also this last year hubby built a wall in the attached garage creating a laundry room. He then installed a dog door in the laundry room to the patio. A few days after Christmas he installed a heated shop light. It keeps the room around 50-55F. I don't worry about the pipes in there any more. Well, maybe just not as much as before.

Hubby even installed 2 cameras in the laundry so that we can log in from a computer anywhere and check on the dogs in the laundry room. There are other cameras here, the outside dog pen for one.

We also created our own dog park. Trooper doesn't play well with others. We like to to give them zoomies (time in the park) when we come home after work, weather permitting. So you see that we love our animals and work to make life here good for all of us.

So today when hubby logged in at work to check on the dogs he could only see the dog door, not the other side of the room, Only one camera was working. So he needed to go home at lunch unplug them, say woowoo, plugged them back in. Hubby called me to say that my boy, Xander, was trouble today. When Xander got in he went and ate the cat food. At some point while the hubby was home Xander brought a frozen dog turd into the house and was gnawing on it. That is so gross!!! I swear to Dog I am not kissing him today! Or maybe even tomorrow. He has NEVER eaten dog poop before. Cat poop yes. I'm hoping he hasn't developed a taste for it. I must confess that it is partially my fault. It has been so cold that is has been near impossible to pick up the poop from the patio. Either it was too frozen to the patio bricks or it was too fresh. And then it snowed, and snowed. So tonight after getting home late & then watching Castle I took the snow shovel and shoveled snow & poop right over the fence into the yard. He can eye those frozen puppy pops from a cleared patio.

11 comments:

Donna said...

Most of the dogs we've owned wouldn't poop on concrete. We had a young Chow who came in heat and we took her to a friend's kennel and put her in there till she was over it. When we went to get her, she had not pooped in days and was so constipated! As soon as we let her out she ran to the grass and started trying to poop. Now THAT'S a house-trained dog!

Cagey (Kelli Oliver George) said...

Because of the snow, our dog is pooping on the deck - which is about a foot or so of packed snow. Layers and layers of poop, then snow, then poop, then snow. This will be SO MUCH FUN shoveling that. I will have to be careful to shovel while the little bit of doggie "gold" are still frozen. Yuck.

May said...

ookie! good luck with that.

plazajen said...

Yeah. Tripper looooves turdsicles. It's the grossest thing ever. I feel your pain and agree, no keeses.

Old Fart said...

Three of my five eat poop when it's frozen... so mine all wear muzzles during the winter when they go outside.

Catherine VandeVelde said...

That is too funny. Or maybe not. Doggy popsicle?

Life With Dogs said...

ROFL!

Been there...far too many times!

Jana said...

LOL! My Andy came prancing in once with a frozen turd propped proudly in the side of his mouth like a cigar. My stepdad called it a "poopsicle".

Spyder said...

Trooper prefers dumping in the woods. But we don't let him loose any more after he chased a neighbor's dog up onto their deck. They both got use to pooping on the concrete.

I'm wondering if there is a way to hook up a hose to an inside hot faucet. I would just hose it all off.

I came home today to Doctors Foster and Smith catalog in the mail. Guess what? They have 2 products to get your dog to "stop stool eating". One called Dis-Taste & the other For-Bid. It makes the stool taste bad. What tastes worse than shit? I mean really! If Xander continues I may have to buy some.

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Spyder said...

Anonymous, We have a an extra large dog door! If you had read my blog you would know that. We have extra large dogs. Who don't like strangers by the way. Also hubby has wired the house & yard with surveillance cameras & we have security alarms.