The 17-inch dog poop

Some of you might remember my blog post of a few weeks ago, when I spoke of my family’s commitment to doing at least one good deed per week. I explained how, after a flight to Los Angeles, I bought dinner for a lovely couple beginning their honeymoon to Australia.

Anyhow, in the course of the flight the three of us started talking dogs. Specifically, Ryan said he was the owner of a canine who could make a legitimate, non-steroid-enhanced 17-inch string of shit.

“No way,” I said. “Not possible.”

He broke out his cell phone and showed me the photo.*

“Amazing!” I said. “E-mail me that, and I’ll put it on my blog.”

And here we are.

I don’t know much about dog poop. My dog Norma is small, so most of her deposits are little balls. Sometimes, after she eats my son’s crayons, she poops rainbows. Which, I’ve long thought, is the perfect name for a 90s rock band—Pooping Rainbows.

Rainbows, however, are not long; certainly not 17 inches. I’m not sure if there’s a Guiness etching for canine excrement, but we might be looking at one here.

Oh, here’s a photo of the dog …

* If you’re wondering why anyone would carry around a picture of their dog’s 17-inch shit, well, that is a fair question. I have no dog poop photos on my iPhone. However, my dog has never pooped a 17er. Perhaps that’s the difference.

2 thoughts on “The 17-inch dog poop”

  1. I used to have a Great Dane.
    17 inches long – child’s play.
    His were closer to 17 inches in Diameter, 6 inches in height.

  2. March 1, 2012
    Hello Jeff;
    I enjoyed reading your blog about Andrea and Ryan Pettit.
    They are my grandkids, and I love them very much. You couldn’t
    ask for greater people. It was so thoughtful and sweet of you
    to treat them to dinner in LA.
    About their dog Griffin, we all love him, but boy can he be
    a handful. He gets into alot of mischief and keeps you on your
    toes. Keep up the wonderful job you are doing in blogging and
    I hope to be able to read more of your blogs.

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