Name:Harrison Location:United States

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

When the Poop Hits the AC

Boy oh boy. When AHM gets sick she does it up right. She even managed to give it to the computer! Geeze. Now, of course, we're runnin' around tryin' to catch up on everything we've missed.

Not a lot of time at the moment, but this story was too good to pass up. I'm tryin' to figure out when when we morphed from a nation of rugged individualists to a bunch of fe-lyin' wimps and wussies.

"There are some people you know you can count on to … uh … take care of business when doody comes-a-falling.

"Among those people are the fine folks at the aptly named pet-waste removal company DoodyCalls. To these guys, dog poop is no laughing matter — in fact, it’s a cash cow, The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

"According to these entrepreneurial feces finders, paying someone to pick up your pup’s poop is no more odd than dishing out the dough for someone to prune your yard or wash your car. "It's [becoming] more socially acceptable to have somebody come do it," said Jacob D'Aniello, who founded DoodyCalls in Virginia with his wife six years ago.

People must be really desperate to get onto the ole' Social Register.

"The Humane Society says that 40 percent of all households have at least one pooping pooch, each of which answers nature’s call outside 14 times a week. Do that math, and you realize that backyards, parks and grassy medians would be simply awash in excrement if it weren’t for someone picking up the presents.

Last time I checked, poop-pickin' was part of dog-ownin'. What's next? Hirin' someone to emply the litter pan?

"Picking up dog doo is by far the worst. Why would somebody not hire us?" Matt Boswell, founder and self-described chief excrement officer of Pet Butler, asked. "We take away the worst job in the world. It's a no-brainer."

'Specially for people with more money than brains.

"Not only is it an undesirable job that needs to be done, but Boswell notes doggy doo kills grass and pollutes water supplies to boot.

"What does this all mean? Your dog’s business is … well … big business. Boswell says more than 300 dung-collecting companies compete in the $20 million market."

Well, now I understand the meanin' of "A fool and his money are soon parted."

posted by Harrison at 12:10 PM


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