Jun 2, 2004

Watch Out Thomas Edison!

Ever watch a TV show called "Invent This!" on TechTV? It's a show dedicated to inventors and each segment features a re-enactment of how the idea for the invention originated.

I've got one. Why doesn't Purina or Iams invent glow-in-the-dark pet food? That way, when the dog poops outside in the evening, you'll see this brilliantly green glowing mound of poo and it won't be so hard to pick up in the dark and deposit into your Stop & Shop plastic baggy.

It's a struggle being a responsible dog owner. Our beagle Minnie is housetrained and always poops outside. Our walks are equipped with flashlight and plastic baggy. Our precious little Minnie is a very discerning pooper. She'll only go in certain spots and frequently seeks out patches of musky-smelling leaves or overgrown weeds to do her business. Try gathering dog poop in the dark. That shit's like camouflage.Picking up after her in the daytime is easy...it's when the sun goes down that presents the challenge.

Minnie's poo sure is elusive. And essentially this is where the idea comes in. Scooping up glow-in-the-dark poop would be so easy. I'm no chemist, but I've got to be thinking that if the Trojan folks can come up with glow-in-the-dark condoms...well, then digestible friendly dog food can't be too far behind. Y'think?

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