How MUCH poop?

We've been dog shopping. With no limiting considerations, my husband would want a mastiff. Actually, with SEVERAL limiting considerations, he still wants a mastiff. Its his turn to pick the breed (with me having veto power).

But I doubt I'll have to veto it, because my husband isn't deranged beyond the reach of practical thought. For example, it occurred to him to suggest that they do eat a lot. That would be a cost to consider, but we're at the point in life where we can afford to feed a dog.

We were sitting at dinner, just chatting and randomly drifting around different dog thoughts. He mentioned the "lot of food" out-loud. Lee (age 4) gave it some thought and agreed it was a lot of food. Then he continued in his free-form monologue that went something along the lines "lots of food, lots of sleep, lots of food, lots of POOP. TONS OF POOP. Bigger than the house. Like Clifford. Does Clifford poop? I wonder how much Clifford eats?" mumble, mumble, drifts off into bites of breadstick.

Now THAT wasn't a thought I had before. I generally object to the mastiff because they aren't cute. I much prefer Newfoundlands because they have pretty curly fur and will pull children out of the pond/lake/creek/pool and eat burglers. It never dawned on me that a mastiff (the largest dog on Earth) poops about TEN POUNDS per day. My mind boggles.


10 LBS!!! YIKES...that would be enough for me to pull my veto power for sure!!! Unbelievable.

Sheilah | 04/24/2004 - 02:30 AM

Using my vivid imagination, I see those baggies that people with "yippy" dogs use to scoop the poop on walks. Then I see me with a two-gallon size ziploc!

Even if I turned the whole yard (and its two lots worth of yard) into one giant garden, I couldn't use 10lbs of compost/fertilizer/poop per day! I could FILL a very big flower pot in only two days. Is doggie-poop even good fertilizer?

LOL. I just remembered a doggie-poop-fertilizer story. See above in about 15 minutes :)

Just for you, Sheilah!

Lucy | 04/24/2004 - 02:57 AM

How big is the average Mastiff? I'm going to have to look this dog up!! :)

Sheilah | 04/26/2004 - 05:26 AM

Make sure you see a picture in context!

Here's a good example. You have a six foot privacy fence. When you walk up you notice your mastiff is looking over the fence at you. He has his front feet propped on the edge of the fence. You can CLEARLY SEE HIS HEAD AND SHOULDERS :)

Lucy | 04/26/2004 - 06:45 PM

10 pounds may be a bit of an exaggeration, but not much.

Here's a picture for you (and I don't think the dog is fully grown yet).

Lucy's Husband | 04/29/2004 - 02:17 AM

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