Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rewarding Good Behavior

I have found the perfect companion product for the PooTrap. For those of you not familiar with the PooTrap, it is a mechanism that straps onto a dog to collect their poop, sort of like an inverse feed-bag. (see: No poops No oops! May 3, 2011 posting).

The main concern I have with this amazing innovation is that it could be a wee bit embarrassing to a dog (not to mention the owner).  Especially after the PooTrap has been filled. 

One of the PooTrap FAQs addresses this issue:

There's motivation and reward for the owner, in that she doesn't have to pick up dog poop.  But what's in it for the dog?  Where's the reward?

Leave it to the nerdling to come up with a scathingly brilliant idea that will motivate dogs to want to wear their PooTraps. 

I'm talking about the Rear Gear Butt Cover.

Once the PooTrap is filled, the owner can remove it, praise the dog, and adhere a Rear Gear Butt Cover in place of the PooTrap.

Talk about rewarding good behavior!

Now, the official Rear Gear Butt Covers come in many designs including a disco ball, air freshener, heart, flower, biohazard, smiley face, number one ribbon, sheriff's badge, dice, and cupcake.

Time out. Is it just me, or does anyone else find the concept of a cupcake butt cover unsettling?

At any rate, I decided to save the $5.00 plus postage and buy Kevin some Dollar Store Butt Covers, just to see how he liked them.

He didn't. 

In all honesty, I'm not sure he's got the right ass for one of these things. Way too much fur. 

You get the picture.

But guess what? Kevin has decided to re-purpose the Dollar Store Butt Covers.

Introducing the Dollar Store Butt Cover Necklace.

Apparently, there's more than one stinkin' marketing genius in the family.

Now we just need to get working on our Dollar Store Butt Cover Jewelry Line video.  Hope it's as good as this one:

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