Wednesday, June 8, 2011

No Sh*t?

So I'm having a conversation yesterday with a woman about dogs. The conversation inevitably lead to dog droppings in the yard, which in my house, are lovingly referred to as "land mines". She told me about a service that will actually come to your house to pick up your dog poop.

What? Really?

I have 3 dogs and I don't know about this? A company from Quincy, MA called, DoodyCalls has been "keeping Massachusetts clean since 2003".

No sh*t.

DoodyCalls offers it's pooper scooper services to most of Massachusetts and they take pride in scooping that poop. These guys are serious. A quick check on their website assures clients that they will receive the most thorough poop removal services with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

I wonder if they will they pay for my new Manolo Blahnik stilettos if I step in dog poop after they leave?

This is great, I think! DoodyCalls provides affordable services from friendly, uniformed "technician's" who drive branded DoodyCalls trucks. All scooping tools are disinfected between pooper scoopings so animal parasites and disease will not spread and DoodyCall will customize your waste removal services for weekly calls or monthly maintenance plans.

Wow, I never knew poop was big business. I think for a minute about the possibility of this for my yard and then I remember. While a "professional" pooper scooper service, for the owner of 3 dogs and a nice yard, is tempting, I already have 2 DoodyCalls technicians that live in this house. Yeah, and those technitians will be out of school sooner rather than later.

Maybe I will do some research of what the going rate is to scoop some poop and how much to pay per "land mine". Then the kitchen table negotiations can begin. This deal could provide fruitful for all parties involved. I'm beginning to like this idea more and more.

The tough part is going to be convincing them to do it. If money does not motivate them, I don't know what will.

They may think the whole idea just stinks.


Anonymous said...

Oh no...they do it. We hired a similar service down here in Texas.

Heff said...

Just start feeding your dogs CASH, and EVERYONE will join in the fun !!!

sybil law said...

Nice! It's actually a genius idea for a service.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Joker- I was floored! I think it's genius.

Heff-I think you are a genius!

Sybil- you think Frick and Frack will bite? I'm guessing NO WAY.

Anonymous said...

They need to come clean up the shit Heff leaves on his damn deck every time we talk on the phone, hahaha. Ok, try this when you try to comment to me, sign in and when you do, make sure the "remember me" box is unchecked. You may have accidentally checked it. Sign out then sign back in and make sure that box is unchecked. That happened to me and that seemed to take care of it.

Scope said...

I say pay by the pound, not the mine.

Jim said...

I live in one of those places where your dog can't legally be running around unfenced or unleashed, so one of us needs to accompany him on one of his little "eliminating" trips each time . . . usually me.

Like waiting in line at the DMV no matter who you are in life, I think that there's something very humbling about everyone having to stoop down, plastic "Bags on Board" bag on your hand, and personally handling each and every one of your pet's fecal loads, or "warm steamy" as a Brit friend of mine calls them.

Sometimes he watches me through this whole indignity, and I can't tell whether the expression on his face is disgust, like "why the HELL do you do that, man? Just leave it" or some sort of superiority thing, like "yeah, I have to wear this leash, but look who's handling the crap . . . not such a big man now, are you?"

I say find out what they charge, ease back about 25%, and then offer that cash to your adorable chilluns. The humbling aspect will just be a bonus.