I'm going to make a dog septic system this weekend!

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    I haven't picked up poop yet out of the yard so I know it's time, lol...haven't had dog crap tracked in yet but I know it will happen if I don't get on the ball.

    I remembered that an elderly lady down the street from where I grew up had two dogs and a fenced, landscaped yard...and she used a system called "Doggie Dooley". I remembered seeing the top of it.

    So I googled it, and sure enough, it still exists! And it's cheap! But what is even better...I continued to research and I can make my own out of a garbage can and some Rid-X! I'm kind of excited, but I will probably need a pickaxe to dig the hole...I think our soil (what there is) drains well enough...but it's full of rock. I mean full. Not like solid rock, but rock and soil...which is really great for septic but not so fun for digging by hand.

    Thankfully I have a stout 7 year old boy who would like nothing better than to be given a shovel and a pickaxe and told "Dig a big hole".

    Kids are great.

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    Holy crap! A garbage bin with a tight fitting lid is $38 at my non-local hardware store.

    Where is a holy garbage can when you need one?
     
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    Why not just throw it in the trash?
     
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    I never agree with Ravi about anything but this time she is correct. Why not throw it in the trash?

    Note to self: The only thing I have ever agreed with Ravi on is dog poop.
     
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    Hey, it's a start. :thup:
     
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    Because I have a Saint Bernard, and no garbage service. Most garbage companies ask that you not throw shit in with the garbage, though I doubt that would be an issue here....my issue is I don't want bags containing vast amounts of crap sitting around my house waiting for me to transport it in my car to the transfer station. There are only 2 days available for dumping, and sometimes I go a week or two without going because I'm not here.

    So...I am going to make a dog septic system....don't try to dissuade me, my mind is made up.
     
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    make certain it is at least 100 feet from your fresh water source if you have a well!
     
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    Ah....that makes sense. I didn't realize you were so rural that you had to haul your own trash.

    And Care is right, don't let it contaminate your well.
     
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    You have a Saint Bernard . . . . what other kind of crap could it be?

    :D
     
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    Well you guys guilted me into it...I went out into the yard with my bag and picked up all the crap that has accumulated over the last few weeks. And now I have a big bag (3 lbs maybe) of crap sitting in my garage.

    But at least it isn't in the yard, waiting to insinuate itself into the cracks of my kids' shoes, toes, and other body parts.

    On the good side, what a nice day. And I was able to keep an eye on the little darlings while they rode their bikes. In fact, my presence made it sufficiently boring for them (unable to escape the .... BOUNDARIES....) that they came in. Counting down the minutes until dinner...baths...and bed time!!
     

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