Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Watersports shouldn't be part of my day...

Well it's not the first time but I was peed on today... by a dog...sicko's! While driving around I sometimes come across the stray dog here and there. usually they run home, but this time I guess the little guy was a bit to tuckered out. As I went to pick him up he of course let loose and sprayed me. Great, it's 100 degrees and now I have a peed on shirt! Long story short after taking him to the vet to see if he was micro chipped (which he wasn't) I had to bring the little guy home. I then posted an ad online to see if anyone had lost him and promptly made signs to put up in town. In the ad and the sign I asked for a description of the collar, and gender of the dog. I was a little worried that someone that was not the owner might try and claim him... can you see why?

I aint afraid of no ghost...

Halloween is just around the corner and my wife Melanie and I have begun to plan. Melanie thought of the idea to ask people for sheets that we could have to use as walls this year instead of spending all the money on plastic. Every year we buy plastic for the walls and they get ruined so we have to buy new rolls each year. Well this year we are going to use old sheets, die them black, and put them together to form walls that last! We posted an ad on reno.craigslist.org and have already received donations! Halloween here we come!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Please note - Diabolic plan #847 is in no way related to plan #679

Over the weekend I started thinking about the other pooper scooper kids in Reno. I thought about how once our website redesign is complete and up it will be very clear what we doo, and how could we get people that search for pooper scoopers online to find us more easily. Thats when I hatched a plot to implement diabolic plan #847 today.

Diabolic Plan #847 -
-Search out any and all competition websites
-find website domain names that people may misspell that are available
-secure said domain names
-redirect said secure domain names to our website
-keep my nefarious plot on the DL until the monkeys are ready

Diabolic plan #847 was a success, once the new website is up the games begin anew!
Please note - Diabolic plan #847 is in no way related to plan #679 Although they are similar in nature, there were no people harmed and I still have both my eyebrows... besides that was totally an accident.

A special thanks goes out to my lovely wife... had she not reminded me this morning by putting plan #847 on the whiteboard, it would not have been completed with such a fierceness.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

No plan big or small can get me to throw away a burrito!

For the last 5 days I have been eating bean burritos that have been in the fridge all week. Tasty as they are I have a problem with one thing. My problem is that lettuce does NOT belong in a bean burrito, nor any other burrito!

I was mad when the first one had a single strip of lettuce in it. I let that go because after all they are making lots of food all at the same time. The second was the same... one single strip. Reheated lettuce in a burrito is nasty and that taste travels. By the time I was half way down the burrito I could taste the retched flavor of reheated slimy greens. Yes I still ate it. By now I am thinking a conspiracy is afoot. By burrito 4 I knew in my heart that someone at the bell was laughing maniacally! In fact all six bean burritos had one strip of lettuce in them. But I showed them... I ate every single one, down to the last nasty bite! No plan big or small can get me to throw away a burrito!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Da da da da da da da da da da da da...da da da da da..da da da da!

This summer is one to remember as so many great movies came out! We just got back from The Simpsons Movie and it was great! I did not go on opening night as I really hate lines to get into a movie so we went the next day during the afternoon. Plus the seats were a cheaper rate and scooper1 got some exposure. After leaving my wife and I agreed that we need to see it again to see all the little jokes we may have missed. And let me tell you there were plenty of hidden little things for the fans! If you enjoy the Simpsons you will enjoy this movie and yes, it was worth seeing in the theater!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Off to scoop some poop and do some pet sitting

Yes it's true I am headed off to scoop some poop, give a few estimates, and do some high quility pet sitting. I am going to sit the hell out of these dogs today!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

I live to scoop another day!

I woke up this morning feeling great finally! Aside from my sides being sore and my glowing red neck (while I was sick I forgot to use sunscreen yesterday) I am feeling pretty good today. I'm ready to hit the piles running!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

It's sad when all you look forward to is coming home to spew

To answer the first question...Yes I did eat the HH from Tuesday. Who would I be if I didn't. The good news is it wasn't the food, the bad news is that it was the stomach flu.

With that said Wednesday was a pretty rough day. In the morning I woke up feeling worse but decided that I had to scoop today. I had all my customers from Tuesday and all of Wednesday backed up and I had the choice of waiting out the sickness and backing up all my Thursday customers as well, not doing some of my customers this week, or suck it up and cork it (literally).

I decided I couldn't wait it out and didn't want to leave my customers wading around in their backyards. Aside from the extra restroom stops the day went ok, although when your stomach is turning it make picking up a steamer a bit more difficult. By 7 I was on my way home looking forward to praying to the porcelain god. As soon as I got home I announced my intentions, sent my wife off to pet sit, then did the deed.

I then sent my wife out to get some food to settle my stomach. Taco Bell was my choice... oops gotta run!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Out of nowhere, Sick like a dog.

I have no idea what happened this morning. It was like every other morning, I got up started checking the computer for new jobs today, then BAM! Out both ends. For hours now, all I do is wake up, hit the bathroom, then back to bed. It's either a bug or something I ate last night. I'm not completely sure it was something I ate as my stomach tends to be fine with things that have passed their prime. For example last week I ate a hard boiled egg that had been in our fridge for over a month. I took one bite and realized it was probably not good. I ate the second half just to be sure. Did anything happen? Nope, my stomach just gave me a "got another?" sound and moved on.

Now last night my wife and I ate two separate dinners. Thinking it's not the food, I told her that she could have my gourmet cuisine for lunch. She normally doesn't like hamburger helper nor when its made with turkey meat, but I figured I would offer as apparently I would not be eating. She did not take the bait...DAMN! So anyone in the area I have some free lunch for you, come and get it! Never mind, I haven't eaten all day and am hungry, it's mine now losers!

Needless to say I did not go pooper scoop today's customers. Although if they each offered up the use of their restrooms I could have probably made it. Well except for the ride home. Oh well!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Pray to me you little shit

I walk in the door and you greet me by sitting up and holding your paws out to me. You know what you have done... thats why you pander to me this way. I let you outside and thats when I see what you have left me.... Really? From what I am looking at in the kitchen I am going to guess that if you fart you turn around to see where it came from. Something you ate last night didn't sit right. I know you long for your childhood as you are no longer a puppy, but spin art? I guess you weren't quite sure why you had the squirts (or streams) but I don't think it was necessary to chase your tail while you went. While I cleaned the entire circle I did have to stop and wonder exactly how it is that a 2 foot tall dog can get a circle to go up nearly 4 feet of the wall. You must have been dizzy.

I loath you, see you tomorrow.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Did somebody step in something?

We just got back from a pet art show. I thought it was going to be a total bust and thats why we did not have a booth there. D'oh! is all I have to say about that. Tons of people with dogs were there. As we walked around watching ever so carefully for land mines, we got to see someone giving out doggie massages. Thats right, for the same price as a human you could get fido massaged. I only have one question for that...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pet sitting and Paws in the Park have put my game on hold

My wife started reading a new book that just came out, leaving me with time to play Wii. Thats the plan for the weekend, minus some pet sitting and a local pet event.

Friday, July 20, 2007

It's time to get this shit started!

This will probably be a mesh of things that go on in the world of scooping and my life in general, so here goes! I have been scooping for our business for about a year and a half now and I have come to realize that my loving wife no longer wants to hear about "how big it was" or yet another story of a "fresh steamer", in fact I can pretty much tell that once I start talking about "how many bags this one house took to clean it up" she's already checked out. So now I turn to you... Let's talk Shit!