Dog Crap

I just spent a solid half hour picking up poop. Let me tell you, two dogs equals a lot more crap. When I finished scouring the yard with a garden trowel I had a bag weighing at least half Speak’s body weight. That’s a lot of poop.

The whole venture made me think that somewhere somehow there had to be an economic use for all that poop. Someone should pay for dog poop by the pound. It’d be like the refund on pop cans and kids could collect poop from the neighborhood and cash in.

Maybe it’d be some sort of fertilizer manufacturer who would want it, but we could find a better use than tossing it in the trash. Sometimes Mazie short circuits that path and just does her business in the garden. Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak.

Update: Apparently I’m not the only one dreaming of a crap-powered world.

3 thoughts on “Dog Crap”

  1. Elephant dung is useful in kilns due to its inherently-high burning temperature. If you could somehow chemically alter your dogs’ diet to get their own droppings closer to elephant dung…

    Never mind.

  2. Picking up dog poo … one of the many splendid things you are forced to do when you have a dog. And it’s double the fun with two! Yikes.

  3. Notice the link I just added, Josh. You’re right–elephants are inefficient digesters so their waste has more energy.

    And I don’t think dogs should get all the blame. I blame it on the neighbors. If I didn’t have neighbors I could just leave the poop where it is, which would fertilize the yard, making the grass grow, and thanks to the poop I wouldn’t mow it, and we’d have a jungle instead of a yard. But we have lawn-loving neighbors, so that’s not going to happen.

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