Sky Mall has great pet products…for me to POOP on!

For over a year, katdish has paraded countless guest bloggers onto her blog. Week after week, I’ve sat in silence as she has cajoled all kinds of people to write about all kinds of subjects. But when I saw her perusing the Sky Mall catalog for pet products, I knew I would be uniquely qualified to contribute my expert commentary on the subject matter.

Oh, wait…Forgive me. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Buddy Love. You may not hear from me much, but I am never far from your little Internet world. Granted, I am usually asleep, but still…I’m here for you. You’re welcome.

Okay…let’s do this thing:

Can I just say that you people are obsessed with poop? There are over 20 products in the Sky Mall catalog either directly or indirectly related to the retrieval of pet excrement. Here are just a few:


Dog Trainer Device: $39.95

“Our new Dog Trainer Device is designed to quickly train your puppy or adult dog to use a designated area of your yard, thus eliminating damage to other areas of your landscape! Just place the 4 1/2 in x 7 in x 3/4 in block in the proper area and it draws your pet like a magnet with its special scent ingredients that are irresistible to dogs.”

I’m about to save you 40 bucks plus shipping and handling. Are you ready? Here goes:

Have another dog pee in your yard.

There you go.

Now that you’ve “trained” your dog to poop in a designated area, I’m guessing it’s getting pretty unsightly in that little corner of your world. But do you really want to be touching that stuff? I’m guessing no. Never fear, Sky Mall is thinking of you:


Pooch Power Shovel: $99.99

It’s almost like having someone else pick up your dog’s waste.
There’s no bending, scooping or even touching. In fact, with the push-button convenience of the Pooch Power Shovel, it’s the next best thing to having someone else do the picking up for you. This amazingly lightweight powered pooper-scooper vacuums waste directly into specially designed biodegradable bags.

“It’s almost like having someone else pick up your dog’s waste.” Is this a goal that people strive to achieve? To arrive at a station in life where you can afford to hire someone else to pick up your dog’s poop? I thought that was what children were for. What do I know? I’m just a dog.

I live where people have yards. Pretty big yards at that. And the neighbors are generally not offended if other neighborhood dogs poop in their yard. But I understand there are those of you who don’t actually have yards. City dwellers and the like. What’s a dog to do? (Or doo-doo, as the case may be.) Fear not, gentle urban reader. There’s a product made just for you:


The Porch Potty: $279.99

Keep tails wagging by making life for your best friend better with the Porch Potty Premium. Perfect for porches, patios or decks, the Porch Potty Premium is like having your own backyard or greenway wherever you live. This outdoor, self-rinsing grass litter box for dogs features pop-up sprinklers and synthetic grass fitted atop a specially designed platform that allows fluids to drain away

I suppose you could throw some astroturf on a wooden crate and keep a garden hose handy, but does that come with a cute little fake fire hydrant? Me thinks not…

So far, I’ve covered poop related products for dogs. But lest you think I haven’t considered the sanitary needs of cats, I thought I would let you know about a revolutionary product for the containment of cat waste. I know–today’s your lucky day:


Litter Robot: $314.99

The 24/7 self-cleaning litter box!
Frequently away from your favorite feline? Let the LITTER ROBOT help. Self cleaning litter box features a patented sifting process that’s automatically activated just minutes after the cat leaves the box, transferring waste into a hidden drawer, then refilling with the remaining clean litter.

Over three hundred bucks…

For a litter box…

For cats…

to poop in…

Enough said.

Well, I think that just about covers my review of poop related Sky Mall pet products. Join me next time when I will offer my review of other pet products made to make your life easier. And mine just a little more humiliating.

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13 Responses to “Sky Mall has great pet products…for me to POOP on!”

  1. Tammy Patrick July 16, 2010 at 12:29 am #

    As an owner of both dogs & cats, I thank you for your review of the above products. If I ever have an extra $500, more or less, I’ll know where NOT to spend it. 🙂
    .-= Tammy Patrick´s last blog ..Dear Punk kid who stole my sons Yu-Gi-Oh Cards- =-.

  2. Marni July 16, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Great job Buddy! Who’s a good boy, huh? You’s a good boy. Yes you are.

    Also? My cats couldn’t pee in a robotic device. We had to do away with automatic water bowl since they mistook it for a swimming pool/fountain and kept flooding the kitchen. Imagine what they’d do with a robotic litterbox.

  3. Wendy July 16, 2010 at 1:21 am #

    You know who’s really going to love this post? Steph. You know how she is about poop. Oh yeah.
    .-= Wendy´s last blog ..Summer is out to get me =-.

  4. A Simple Country Girl July 16, 2010 at 9:51 am #

    What’s Sky Mall?

    How much does a shovel go for?

    Or if you have disgusting dogs like us, they just eat every bit o’ crappola they can find. Horse manure. Feline almond-rocas. And apparently nothing beats the taste of warm canine lawn fudge. (Oh that is so gross! Hey, you started it mister B. Love.)

    Uh, Katdish, whenever I mention manure in my posts, my husband’s eyes roll into the back of his head and he walks off saying, “listen, nobody cares about poop.” I must introduce him to you, err, mister B. Love. Thanks for helping me not feel so alone…

    Blessings.
    .-= A Simple Country Girl´s last blog ..God in the Yard =-.

  5. Jason July 16, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    Thoroughly enjoyed this guest post. You need more from this author. 🙂
    .-= Jason´s last blog ..Two weeks of the Pete Wilson Challenge =-.

  6. Robin Arnold July 16, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    I love a good blog post about poopage. It came out great Buddy Love. Good doggie.
    .-= Robin Arnold´s last blog ..Blog tools- Tabs =-.

  7. michael July 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    I really enjoyed the pet magnet. That cocker spaniel looks like it’s hitting the mark.
    .-= michael´s last blog ..I Miss You =-.

  8. Maureen July 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    Buddy, when you do your next edition, I’ve got a product for you: Eureka’s Pet Pal Vacuum, “a bagless upright model” with tools (no less!) to “combat” pet hair and HPA filtration (that’s dander and stuff, folks). If you buy it, Eureka promises to throw in a “Hair Raiser”: a hand-hand bursh that fits into a hold on the vacuum’s side. It’s got raised edges and (are you ready for this?), it’s self-cleaning! The best part: it’s just $79.88 at Walmart, a store I refuse to step in because of its awful practices.

    Now, what about some towels, shampoo, combs for that bath sure to follow a good grooming?
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Interview with Poet Jenne R Andrews Part 4 =-.

  9. jasonS July 16, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Loved the post! My favorite is the litter box that looks like the death star. $300 for a litter box designed by George Lucas? I guess I’d still rather watch that than the Phantom Menace… 🙂
    .-= jasonS´s last blog ..Light Friday Hit List- 7-16-10 =-.

  10. Candy July 17, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    BuddyLove needs to be a regular guest poster. I’d buy him everything but the cat crap.
    .-= Candy´s last blog ..Tasty Bites- Brown Rice Penne with Roasted Brussels Sprouts =-.

  11. Helen July 17, 2010 at 12:47 am #

    Great job, BL!
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Happy Birthday- Candy! =-.

  12. Sharkbait July 17, 2010 at 4:23 am #

    I’m still trying to figure out how you get a cat into that Space Sphere thing.
    .-= Sharkbait´s last blog ..Thought for the weekend =-.

  13. Joss@Vacuums for Pet Hair September 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    I love the “porch potty”, too funny… I’d seen some pretty hysterical spoofs on YouTube of a similar product, think it was called the Potty Patch (or something similar). Oh how we do love our pets – Great post! thanks for sharing.
    .-= Joss@Vacuums for Pet Hair´s last blog ..Eureka 3684F Pet Lover Mighty Mite =-.

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