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The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on September 13, 2005.

Receptacle Assembly for Receiving Canine Fecal Matter

patent#: US 6941897

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posted on 2/13/2006, patent issued on 9/13/2005

If you dog is not already toilet trained, diapers may be in order, that is, if you are an owner that does not believe in the right to mark one's terrirtory or to eat one's own poop.

Receptacle Assembly for Receiving Canine Fecal Matter

Comments on Receptacle Assembly for Receiving Canine Fecal Matter

scott smith | Nov 1, 2006 5:00 PM
fortunatly my canine only deficates in a small area on a hillside in our backyard and only urinates when on a walk ,he actually saves his urine untill such time,by the end of the walk he's empty but still lifting his leg.the bottom line here is if you can't teach your dog to poop at home you better be prepared to clean it up when your in public.if you don't want to deal with poop don't have a dog!

3linkweb | Dec 8, 2006 7:00 AM
amusing and good design.

bikerchick | Dec 6, 2005 8:02 AM
THANK YOU!! I told my friend about this today and I laughed until I cried... a rare occurence. Thank you for the best kind of laughing there is...

Craig | Dec 6, 2005 6:01 AM
Jeez, Jez. Pretty harsh words for one of the most loyal creatures on earth! You were the one laughing when I saw Old Yeller, weren't you??? Looking at this contraption it's no wonder only a dog hater would think it's a good idea. So wrong on soooo many levels!

John Smith | Dec 6, 2005 7:00 AM
This idea appeared in MadMagazine back in the 1970's. Apparently, the examiner didn't search hard enough.

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Holy Crap | Dec 6, 2005 6:01 AM
Holy Crap! That does look just like a face hugger attached the dogs arse!

Mike Garrett | Dec 5, 2005 11:02 AM
You're kidding. The dog poops, you pick it up and dispose of it with any one of a hundred different labor saving devices already on the market, wrestle your poor pooch into this ridiculous device then make him walk around with a bag of poop fastened to his butt all the while enduring stupid questions, and insulting comments until you get home and then comes the really nasty part. It will not work for the simple reason that it is very hard to poop when everybody is pointing and laughing hysterically. Besides, it would frighten little children.

tiny | Dec 5, 2005 3:01 AM
You would have to heavily sedate the dog to get this contraption on. And after it was on I suspect the dog would whirl like a dervish in an effort to shake it off. And then Ol' Rover would just tear it off with his teeth!! Then he would rip out your larynx for even trying to put this on him!!

Jez | Dec 5, 2005 1:00 AM
This is a decent invention. Dog owners might not like the thought but for everyone else it is better than relying on a scoop and makes the very possibility of dog poo in public spaces totally redundant. If you're not blind and your profession doesn't warrant it then better still get rid of the dog. Keeping dogs is very wierd and annoying. They are lumbering, smelly animals and they get in the way.

hodge_poj | Dec 4, 2005 6:00 AM
I remember seeing this in an old Mad magazine.

The Phantom Judgement | Dec 4, 2005 5:01 AM
Well I for one disagree with this... If this was out there and your dog wasnt trained, assuming it works that is, the dog would never be trained. I mean come on americans are lazy i admit it and if this was around you would never train the animal you would just leave it at that. and come on do you seriously think any dog would want to wear that, mine has trouble with a leash somtimes nevermind somthing straddling it while it walks down the stairs. not trying to insult just telling you my mind

brian kopp | Dec 4, 2005 1:01 AM
the dog has a smile lol

salvation jane | Dec 4, 2005 12:01 AM
it appears the hapless hound has suffered a prolapse. someone call the rspca!!

andrew | Dec 3, 2005 11:02 PM

Riff | Dec 3, 2005 12:01 PM
Good lord, it looks like that dog has a face hugger attached to its posterior (figure 4).

Tampa Tom | Dec 2, 2005 4:00 PM
"Dear, have you seen Rover's diaper? We're going for a walk, and I don't want to piss off the neighbors any more than possible." Maybe they could invent a paper bag holder for that set up - this way, you wouldn't have to pick up the poop to put it in the bag before you place it on your neighbor's front porch and light it on fire!

John Rutledge | Dec 2, 2005 2:00 PM
Might work for dogs. I would not care to have to instal a cat version, however ...

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