I love my back yard–fully fenced and excellent for those mornings (read: every morning) when I just can’t muster the effort of leashing up the pups for a full-fledged walk.
However, my morning laziness comes full circle when that backyard poop begins to accumulate. Trying to pick up three-ish days worth of poop from two dogs, one-handed, with a single plastic bag could and should be an Olympic sport…or at least the X Games?
But all that madness is a thing of the past. I picked up this awesome little spring loaded pooper scooper (only seven bucks at Target) called the Poopee Scooper–just squeeze the trigger and the jaws at the end of the scoop open up. Let go of the trigger and the poop is scooped up in one fell swoop.
You know you’ve found a good product when it makes something you hate doing sort of enjoyable, to the point where I actually get a little excited when I see poop in the back yard…sort of…a little.
I’ve had this thing for about a month and I can see no real drawbacks to it–seems well-constructed, but then again my biggest dog is 15 pounds, so I’m pretty sure that doesn’t qualify as the almighty stress test.
The one quirk I’ve noticed is that when you release the trigger on the scoop, there’s a lot of tension in those springs…so much so that it makes a really loud “SLAP” noise when the jaws at the end of the scoop come together. Both of the dogs jumped a bit the first few times they heard it. No biggie though.
PROS: Great price. Since you no longer have to use a plastic bag to pick up poop, you’ll no longer have the urge to boil your hands after poop patrol.
CONS: That slap noise I mentioned. Also, you’ll have to clean it every once in awhile (but at least you’re “being green” and not using plastic bags).