Okay. Here is it ... (deep breath)
My dog eats poop.
Yup! This dog.
Behind this Brittany Spaniel's sweet temperment and loving disposition lies a dirty little secret. His name is Bojangles and he is a poop-eater. There. I've divulged my shameful secret. My dog eats poop. I'm feeling a little better now. Admitting I have a problem is the first step, right?
But what is the second step? I've tried holding an intervention (actually MANY interventions) where I've stood at the backdoor and yelled "No! Bojangles! Leave it! Don't you dare...! Nooooooooooooooooooo!" but nothing I've said will break him of this addiction and I've had to turn away, unable to watch.
His ordure of choice are poopsicles - those tempting frozen nuggets that make their appearance at this time of year when the snow begins to melt away. Without a single thaw this winter, we've been unable to scoop the poop since December, so the pickings are plentiful. He's like a booze hound at a free shooters bar!
Now, I'm sure some of you may think the easy solution would be to clean up the yard, but anyone who's tried plucking poop out of a foot of slushy snow in the freezing rain knows just how impractical this is - it's all about the consistency. But I just can't wait for the right weather to sun dry or freeze hard the offending feces; I need help now! Please! Any suggestion or solution would be greatly appreciated (I'd prefer solutions, but suggestions will be accepted as well).