I’m not cheap when it comes to my dog. But I do draw the line. For instance, you won’t ever see me shelling out for designer , biodegratable decorated poop bags, like the the dollar-a-piece “Shit Happens” bags at PooPooBags.com.
I won’t even do the lower-end variety products–those ubiquitous rolls of pickup bags that used to always be blue but now come in a wide variety of pretty colors.
No, I’m one of those crazy ladies with a big disorganized bag of discarded Duane Reade bags by the door. They’re not much to look at. But you can’t beat the price. (If I’m feeling really retro, sometimes I’ll use newspaper).
And don’t even get me started on Bags On Board’s line of plastic bag dispensers, which can now be personally customized. You know the what fancy device I use to dispense poop box? My pocket.
Look, I’m not against accessorizing my person or home. But this is about dog poop. Dressing up the matter isn’t going to change that. And honoring it by wrapping it in a pretty package…I mean, I’d rather spend the money on adorning something worthy. Like, a really nice headband.
So, when the dog lovers’ design blog Dog-Milk introduced me today to designer Yunfan Tan’s WithMe bone, a dog toy that is designed to house your used socks so that your dog can enjoy your smelliness when you’re not home, I puked a little in my mouth.
I buy that dogs like to have our smell around. It may very well comfort some dogs in times of high anxiety. So, Amos can enjoy the scent of my dirty socks whenever he pleases if it’s going to make him feel good. But I’m not going to dress them up for him. It’s laundry! He’s a dog! And I don’t really mind seeing the occasional dirty sock kicking around the floor. Actually, I’m looking at one right now.
But if the sight of socks really bothered me, I guess I could just stick my sock in an empty Poland Spring bottle and poke some holes in it. A penny saved is a penny more to spend at Duane Reade. And they give out plastic bags for free!
This is just a concept product at the moment. Thank dog.