Doggie doo doo duty?

@webeishere (36377)
United States
May 30, 2007 4:24pm CST
Everybody has to try something new in their lives do we not? Well today was that day for me to try a new adventure so to speak. This is something that I find and did finally realize is as nasty as having a baby and needing to change that poopy diaper daily. I own a beagle named Buster. Now I take him for walks daily and not once have I ever taken a baggie with me to do the doggie doo doo clean up like a good pet owning citizen should. And to say that in 2 years he has yet to take a dump on a neighhbors yard is amazing. I time the walks right after he does his bussiness in my yard. Now for some reason today I took a baggie with me. Just a premonition maybe. Well after about 2 blocks he stops, squats and lets it loose. Now I grabbed the baggie turning it inside out setting my hand inside the doggie doo doo toilet bag reaching down I grasp the poop in the baggie with my hands. The heat was beyond comparison. The stench was that way beyond a sick babies diaper. This was the most disgusting thing I've had to do in my life yet. Yuck. Ickyyy. Phew!! Etc etc. I think I'll be timning his walks after he already does his business at home. At home I grab the small rake and shovel and toss it into the garbage. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
31 May 07
You must get desensitized after a while, to me picking up poop when I walk the guys is as normal as breathing. My guys are big, so we usually bring a bag for each and then one or 2 extra bags in case one of them is an over achiever that walk. I have found that my guys will wait to walk to poop.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
I guess one would get desensitized after time. I may too. But for now it's the worst job in the world. Hahaha!!
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• United States
31 May 07
My daughter has two mastifts and one queens land heeler. They leave dinasour poops compaired to my 6 lb papillion.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
30 May 07
Well, that was certainly a great story to top my afternoon. Just as I began thinking about what to make for dinner. Guess I will have to put that off for a while. lol. Just think if someone invented a doggie toilet, they would makes millions. Cats have a litter box, so there must be something that someone can dream up for a dog...lol.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 May 07
I don't think I intentionally started this around anyones meal time. Hahaha. But then maybe......? I iamgine someone at one time had invented it along the lines. I just don't see any dog no matter how smart usuing it though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
31 May 07
Actually, they have invented dog litter boxes but only designed for small/medium dogs like Buster along with dog litter. lol Far as I know, you can only find them at pet stores. I know Petco and Petsmart have them cause seen em at both stores. As for training a dog to use it is beyond me.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
31 May 07
That is interesting. I guess I never paid much attention to them. Thanks.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
31 May 07
 Pooper Scooper - The Grabber Dooley Doo Pooper Scooper.
I wonder if there is a rate my doggy poop site? Anyway, I think you need a pooper scooper.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
Now that's funny. Rate the thickness of it. Rate the length. Rate the weight. Rate the consistency. Rate the odor. Rate the color. Rate the owners method of pick up. And on and on. Thanks for so many laughs today. I'm having a blast today here. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
31 May 07
Well we all know you like to take pics. Did you take a pic of it for the rate my dog poop site? :)
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• United States
30 May 07
I really appreciate that you DID do the right thing and clean up after your pet. We have a large yard and I have to do the duty several times a week and before I mow the lawn. I wouldn't mind cleaning up after the dog, IF I had one. Someone must know our habits and either in the wee hours of the morning or late at night while we are sleeping, enjoy using our yard as dumping ground. I find it very disrespectful to do that to someone else's property. I am glad to hear someone does the responsible thing and takes responsibility for their pet!
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 May 07
I had never done this before. Even though it was disgusting I now know what it would feel like for non dog owners to have to clean it from their yards. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
30 May 07
I know what you mean. We have neighbors who have a too long of chain on their dogs. They are always putting their mess in our yard. So much fun to find when I'm mowing the lawn.
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@emckee (465)
• United States
31 May 07
LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!! Too funny! And your description is NOT over-the-top animated or exagerated! I never had to worry about poo poo patrol until I moved to an apartment complex with my Pekingese Snickers. It was community law to patrol da poo poo and clean up doggy doodie with whatever means necessary. I thought, "what a pain in the you know what" but I went with it. LORD HAVE MERCY! It was just as you described it! The HEAT! THE SMELL! YACK!!!! Oh, and then! lol Since I would be gone at work with no one to take him out, I had puppy pads put out in the kitchen area for him to piddle and poo on but he disregarded the "assigned area" but being that I put a HUGE pet deposit down on this place and my carpet was dang near white, I had to come up with a solution. It was rough times for our relationship but I had to invest in a doggy diaper. LOL It didn't work out all that well. I would get home from work to find his crawling with his front paws, and his little body half-wiggled out of his diaper. Even when it was all the way on, he'd stumble around like he was intoxicated and fall over. BUT all is good now. We live in a house with a doggy door and he and his other new brother and sister have their own little fenced in area to do the doo. (funniest topic I've stumbled upon! great!)
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
Thank you for the comment about it being the funniest. That was my whole point. But I still have doggie doo doo duty. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
31 May 07
Well G.B. I live in a townhome, so I have to perform this task at least 5 times a week. The worst is when my yellow lab Xena poops in the winter and I can see the steam rising from the mound on the snow! At least it's easy to locate. But the smell is worse in the cold weather, P.U. I would rather pick up dog poop than clean a cat box any day. I have two cats from my apartment years and ichhhhh. I hate cleaning that d#@!ed box.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
I'd agree with you there. I also used to have cats. Cleaning the litter box was a worse smell in my mind anyhow. The ammonia scent was just too much for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
30 May 07
HUM that reminds me one reason I dont have a doggy, doing doo doo duty is not my cup of tea lol. Really tho I know people who as a job do the doggy walk thing for other people and they have like 6 dogs they are walking at one time lol.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 May 07
I'd hate to have a job as a dog walker here. Especially 6. I'd need the Hefty heavy duty bags. Hahahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
30 May 07
whew...thanks for sharing grandpa Bob! I'm so happy I've already had my dinner! lolol...I used to have a dog and always took him to a dog park where I let him off his leash to go into the "poop" yard to do his thing. He really never did have an accident on the way to or back from that park and I thanked him a million times a day for that!
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 May 07
wE HAVE DOG PARKS BUT THEY DON'T HAVE A POOP YARD SO TO SPEAK. iT'S A STATE LAW THAT PET OWNERS MUST CLEAN UP AFTER THEIR PETS IN PUBLIC. pUBLIC? sO i WONDER IF i CAN LEAVE IT LAYING AROUND ON MY OWN PRIVATE PROPERTY? hAHAHAHAHA
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@GardenGerty (93617)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Jun 07
Good doggie citizenship like that is one of the things that makes walking dogs unpleasant. You get a citizenship award. I admit that this is something I find very gross myself.
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Okay dad im sorry but eww we all didnt need to know the details. I mean the stories of your garden okay but how warm buster poops is taking it a bit to far. I never thought id see this topic. You want a good one try cleaning my german shepard mixes poop after he ate 3 chocolate muffins now that smelled bad.
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• United States
31 May 07
That is funny! Our dog uses it outside in the yard too and we never take bags when we take her for a walk. She actually only pees when we take her for a walk, I guess we time it just right too.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
What's really hilarious is that the walks I take Buster on are at least 30 minutes long. He stops at every tree, mailbox, hydrant, and garbage can sitting outside to mark it with his urine. After 2 or so he doesn't even trickle on them. It's like, Okay Buster ya can't pee so don't try. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
31 May 07
LOL, he's marking his territory. :-)
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• United States
31 May 07
At least you did not give us a photo of that. LOL. I think changing the cat box is worst than doggie duty. Cat duty is so smelly and yet I continue to have two cats and one cat box. I am thinking on putting the cat box outside so they get the hint it is ok to use our back yard.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
i ALMOST TOOK MY CAMERA ACTUALLY. bUT DECIDED IT'S JUST A WALK i DON'T NEED IT. bUT IF i HAD YOU KNOW i MAY HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED IT JUST FOR HERE. hAHAHA
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
31 May 07
I realy laughed a this, it was so funny! I guess I shouldn't, as it was obviously not a pleasant experience for you. Can't you use a kind of shovel to pick up the poo? A pooper scooper? Then plop it in the bag? Then your hands don't have to make such close contact. Yuk!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
they sell pooper scoopers but I'm a cheapo. I'll use the bags for now. (maybe)
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@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
31 May 07
YES I LOATHE cleaning up dog poop and fresh is even worse. I have been in that situation with baggie on hand and feeling the texture thru the bag, and the smell and the heat made me start dry heaving! I couldn't hang with it, and I can't even imagine how it is for someone that has a huge dog like a great dane?! GAG!!!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
i OWNED 2 dANES YEARS AGO. i HAD A huge YARD AND NEVER RAN INTO THEIR POOP SO i WAS LUCKY THERE. aND THIER WALKS WERE MORE OR LESS A RIDE AS i HOOKED THEM TO THE BUMPER OF THE CAR AND DROVE ALONG SLOWLY ON THE ISLE i LIVED. hAHAHAHA Dam caps sorry
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31 May 07
Hi there. I remember the first time i picked it up i felt the same way you did but i was glad i did,i remember a saying i heard it was if a kid falls in it the kid could go blind dont no if it true?
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
31 May 07
I guess any type of poop in the yes would blind you. Temporarily at the least. Hahahaha!!
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
30 May 07
I'm sorry, Bob, but I just have to laugh. Not because of what happened, but because something VERY SIMILAR happened to me! I had just put new grass clippings in the garden and started spreading it around the veggies for a mulch. I had to go inside for a second, and came back to finish my job. Right as I grabbed the fresh clippings, I found somethng else FRESH in the grass. A cat (probably mine) did her business and very neatly disguised it so I wouldn't see it. ARGH! Thank goodness I was at home, so I could run in and clean it up. It was the most disgusting thing I've ever stuck my hands into!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
30 May 07
Now that's funny. Thanks for sharing your "fertilizer" find with us.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
Its actually one of the reasons why I don't have any dogs Grandpa Bob because I just can't bear cleaning after them. I could even feel myself start to get nauseous thinking about it. I can't stand seeing spit, pooh and vomit! I also can't stand the smell of pets for a long time because I would start to sneeze. So I really avoid them like a plague.
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
31 May 07
LOL, grandpa. I don't envy you for having your beagle. Gee...I don't think I'll ever sit down and have a nice meal without remembering this thread. Its a good thing my bunny knows where to go to do his business stuff. Remind me never ever dream of having a dog again, LOL. Happy posting, grandpa.
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
31 May 07
I very seldom have to pick up landmines anywhere but my own yard but when I do have to, it really doesn't bother me that much. Yes it feels yucky but that what the baggies are for, to keep your hands out of it. Then just turn it other way and seal the smell in and find the nearest garbage can. lol I use a special rake/shovel for the landmines in my yard and just dump it into a bucket. Bucket full, I take it deep into the woods and dump it upside down and pound on the bottom a few times to get it all out then hose it out. I would love to get one of those doggie dooley systems that act like a mini septic for dog waste.
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• Canada
22 Jun 07
I am sorry you had to do that Grandpa...I myself have never had to as when I had a dog I lived on a farm and did not have to walk him let alone worry about poop on someone else's property! :) I'm actually glad now...You description is enough for me as I still change my four year old son's diapers due to his Autism!! Good luck to you my friend and better timing next time! :)
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• Canada
22 Jun 07
Now that's the twenty-ninth answere that you deserve...Straight from my heart and right on topic! Cudos to you my friend once again! :)
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