Let me start by stating the fact that I grew up in middle of the desert in Southern Idaho. Seriously, the middle of the desert. If you do not believe me, take a look for yourself. I used to live at the location that shows up on the map when you click through. Fifteen miles from the nearest town. More than a mile to the nearest neighbor. My dogs have always had plenty of room to do their business.
Hopefully you will be able to forgive me for not foreseeing the potential market demand for a small patch of *green* space for your apartment-bound dog to “do his business.” Chances are that if you are following my blog that you have read my post from December 6th discussing a product that I came across in the Dr. Foster and Smith catalog. At the time, I thought nothing of it other than the fact that it gave me a chuckle to think of our100+ lb dogs (all three of them) using this little piece of artificial turf. How short-sighted of me.
In the time that has past since I put that post up I have quickly realized that terms like “turf puppy pads” and/or “artificial turf puppy” have resulted in a significant amount of the traffic that I get on my blog!! I’m not kidding. More people search for the artificial turf puppy pads than any other keywords that I have used.
That brings me to this post. I am sitting in my hotel in Limerick, Ireland where I am going to be speaking at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Ireland’s annual conference. On my flight into Shannon from Newark I took some time to browse the SkyMall magazine and came across the following products. I think they speak for themselves.
That’s right – one even comes with a fire hydrant and a pop-up sprinkler to rinse it after each use. And I thought it was simple enough to just take your dog for a walk.
I would love to hear from anyone who has one of these. Do they really work? If so, please PLEASE send me pictures of it in use!