First let me tell you about Rick. He's kind of a cross between Hank Hill and Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor. He has this thing about doing things "right". Now I was thinking I'd knock together something out of drywall screws and one-by-sixes, but Rick had other ideas.
- 1 two-by-twelve treated redwood board cut into four 3-foot long pieces by the good folk at Home Depot.
- 8 quarter inch steel lag bolts - 5 inches long
- 2 Bags pine bark mulch
- Total cost - $30.03
All together the finished box looks like this:
So far we've had trouble getting Daisy to use it. I think she is reluctant because the thing looks like a flowerbed and we don't let her poop in those. I've resorted to taking her out beside the road in the morning with a paper towel and Ziplock bag. I soak up her urine, put it in the bag and then squeeze it out over the pee pee box to scent the box. She's shown a wee bit more interest since I started doing that, but I'm a little afraid I'm going to have to start following the neighbor's pit bull around for a sample of his before she'll use it. Now she won't use the grass in the yard either, so I have to take her down the road to where there is unsodded soil before she will loosen up and urinate. Oh, well, it gives me one more blog entry in the on-going Dog Pee Burn saga.
More to come....
Bet you can hardly wait.