Sure, dogs dine on their own doo without ill effect — if you don’t count the screwed up faces and loud EEEEWs of their owners — but we humans don’t have the same feces-digesting ability.
Or inclination. I would never eat poop, you protest.
Not deliberately. But as I wrote in The Dog Poop Chronicles: A Tale of Personal Growth and Waste Disposal, our careless habits cause a great deal of dog detritus to end up in our water — and thus our food supply.
What to do? The more I researched the issue, the more I realized that plastic bags of dog crap that end up in landfills only create more problems. Water soluble — not just slowly biodegradable — bags that can be flushed down a toilet or other conduit* to the sewer system are the only real solution.
So I checked around. Of a few possible products, I thought the best were the Flush Doggy brand bags because:
- The company donates 10% of their profits to the ASPCA
- They have an affiliate program, which means I can (theoretically)** earn money purveying an earth-friendly product
- They agreed to donate a six-months’ supply of poop bags to the winner of my proposed contest.
And so…the contest. It’s open to residents of the United States (sorry, eco-conscious people of the rest of the world). You just have to leave a comment on this post, telling me why you need/want/deserve to win six months worth of Flush Doggy bags. I’ll choose a winner at random.
This is your chance to be as scatological (aka potty mouthed) as you please. Enjoy!
The contest begins NOW and closes at 11:59 pm (MT) on Sunday, Jan. 30. I’ll announce the winner the following day.
*Such as the Powerloo. Maybe I can convince the creators of that awesome product to donate one for another contest. I’ll make winning really, really difficult, I promise.
**If you buy them via the link under the Flush Doggy logo on this blog’s right hand column, something you should definitely consider doing if you don’t win — and even if you do.
UPDATE: And the winner is…. #4! Ronalyn and her poop king Sh*t Master Z!
I think Random.org chose well — I have never “e” or otherwise met Ronalyn so I can’t be accused of choosing one of my friends. Ronalyn clearly needs this prize. And I like a woman with a sense of humor.