Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sky Mall blog filler

On the flight to DC, I was cheerfully thumbing through Sky Mall as usual, laughing at the ridiculous things that obviously someone is buying, and then I thought, hey! this is excellent blog material! So occasionally, when I find myself with not much to say, you can feast your senses on products for the frequent flier!
Today's item is especially choice. An indoor restroom for your pooch.

The Indoor Dog Restroom.
This mat-and-tray system gives dogs a place to relieve themselves when they can't get outside for respite. Ideal for high-rise dwelling dogs, when owners aren't home, or even just for times of harsh weather, this ingenious system uses a mat made of antimicrobial porous artificial turf that gives off an organic scent to attract dogs, so they can be taught quickly that it is an acceptable spot for relieving themselves.

The mat sits on top of a plastic grate which allows liquid to drain into the included tray for easy clean-up. The turf yarn is a unique construction specially designed for use with dogs, and its antimicrobial composition helps prevent odors. The tray is easy to empty and can hold up to two gallons of liquid.

1" H x 30" W x 20" L. (6-1/2 lbs.)

Yeah. Maybe you didn't catch that. It's a strip of Astroturf on top of something like Tupperware. What lucky individual gets to lift and lug the pee-soaked mat and tray outside and hose them down? And how great must your house smell? This is a must-have, folks.

Josh reminded me to add the price. You can get this gem for a mere 150 bucks!


  1. That's awesome!!

    If this is directed at high rise dwellers, their ain't gonna be no lugging it outdoor to hose off. It will go in your sink or toilet.

    Have you ever had to carry a large tray with liquid in it? It isn't easy. Every move makes the liquid move around and you have to constantly adjust, which makes more ripples. Folks be gettn' doggie pee pee on their carpets with this.

    Lastly... it holds 2 gallons!?! Is that needed? Will you wait so long to wash the pee soaked turf for the tray to have two gallons of pee? And what about the other stuff that your poach may leave on it?


    You need to list the price with these items, which alone could start discussion.

  2. sounds like an ingenious idea for potty training kids too

    the plus side for the kids is that you can train them to clean it up

    tots just love to help mommie clean

  3. You're right, roo~ I added the price now!

  4. I think I should invest in one of these for Enoch---he could just live in my kitchen behind his baby gate and never ever be forced out the door again!

  5. VKG- I'll make you one for $50.

  6. The doggie thing looks like a germ nightmare. Yuck.

    I like the pick of you and huck. Did you get to meet him?

  7. I had a friend who was a waitress at a very upscale restaraunt. She said the trick to carrying things full of liquid (in her case, soup bowls, not trays of pee) is to not look at what you are carrying. That way you focus on something else, and the soup won't spill.

    So, the trick is, don't look at the wobbly pee tray, look at something stable.

  8. If there is a tray of pee in my house, I would be looking at the outside of my house.

  9. I can't wait to see what comes next... As a flier myself, I have seen some real "gems" in these catalogs....

    Okay, I know what its like to clean up after a cat, but the liquid isn't 'free-flowing' its soaked up in the littery type stuff... I can't imagine emptying a tray... Yuck!

    Nope, I'm sticking to being a kitty owner where we live our own lives and only look to each other when we need a hug....

  10. I heard McCain won the debate if there was a winner

  11. hey Jess - do you know/remember the website for the 40 day fast before the election? Rich want's me to put in the church bulletin for this week, but I can't remember the website - one of the few things I didn't put in my journal on Saturday....

  12. I can't believe that you wouldn't want one for your children.

    I have exactly 5 astro-ware patches through out my 450sq ft apartment...and I definitely think it would translate well to human babies.

    Sort of like the potties on John & Kate + 8....only more environmentally conscious.


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