Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Who Stole MY Idea?!

Imagine my surprise yesterday, when I opened up my Things You Never Knew Existed catalog, and found the Christmas tree ornament pictured above! The catalog calls this their "Doggy Doo Ornament" and sells it for $6.98.

Following is my post from December 2005.

SME and I made doughcraft candy canes and wreaths when she was in 5th grade. We also made some for my parents.
The following year my Dad laughingly referred to our doughcraft wreaths as "dog turds", so SME and I designed the infamous. . . . . .

Dog Turd

Here it is folks, our family's sick tradition. SME and I made one of these out of bread doughcrafts to get even with my Dad. We embellished it with a red yarn ribbon and hung it on their tree when they weren't home. This has become my Dad's favorite ornament. Every year my Mom tries to slip it back in the ornament box, only to later find it proudly displayed in front of a light on the tree.
Two years ago, Z and I made more doughcrafts and Z wanted to make more turds so our tree and his sister's tree could also have one.
I'm certain that we have the only 3 trees on earth that have a dog turd ornament!

Personally, I think that OUR ornament looks a lot more realistic than the one in the catalog!
I can't believe that there is another mind out there that's as twisted as SME's and mine. OR did someone find this UNIQUE ornament on my blog and copy it?


At 11/06/2007 5:41 PM, Blogger Jeannie said...

Too bad you didn't put a patent on it! LOL

At 11/06/2007 7:12 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

If you put some fake berries in the poo you could make a fortune in MT selling "Bear Turd Ornaments"!

You guys have a cool story to tell about your ornaments, but the question is, for what reason would the average person just buy a poo ornament (aside from a prank)?

At 11/06/2007 7:40 PM, Blogger Hammer said...

I've been tempted to hang one of the dogs little crunchy turds on the tree. Especially when it has bits of colored paper and tinsel they've eaten.

At 11/06/2007 7:46 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Jeannie, I would have, if I thought there was a market for them. ;)

Courtney, I KNOW! I can't imagine anyone, other than my twisted family, hanging this on their tree.

Bear shit doesn't have much form to it, so it would be harder to make. ;)

Hammer, your turds would be a lot more festive than ours. ;)

At 11/06/2007 8:19 PM, Blogger SME said...

Yeah, I've gotta wonder who would buy Christmas-tree turds "just because". At least we have a story for ours.
Richard would totally appreciate a bear-scat ornament, tho! ;D

At 11/06/2007 8:20 PM, Blogger SME said...

I think "Things You Never Knew Existed" should have to change its name now.

At 11/06/2007 8:21 PM, Blogger SME said...

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At 11/06/2007 10:11 PM, Blogger The Zombieslayer said...

Yuck! Who would buy that and stick it on a Christmas tree? I don't get it.

At 11/07/2007 12:18 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

LOL. I clearly remember that entry you made with the dog-do ornament!

Another million dollar idea, huh?

At 11/07/2007 6:28 AM, Blogger mister anchovy said...

wow, poo ornaments. spectacular

At 11/07/2007 10:46 AM, Blogger tweetey30 said...

Ok. Now I need to know how and where to learn these new adventures with the girls... I am laughing so hard Kora is slightly confused.

At 11/07/2007 11:46 AM, Blogger Cherie said...

Ever watch Dirty Jobs on Discovery? Mike Rowe (the host) was helping a woman candy-maker dip chocolates. She showed him a Dog Turd chocolate she'd made for him, complete with fiber chunks. The grossest part was when he smiled and took a slow, delicious bite. Tasted good - looked disgusting.

Good for you for keeping the poo in Christmas!

At 11/07/2007 9:30 PM, Blogger Courtney said...

I found another poo ornament on Perpetual Kid

At 11/08/2007 11:31 AM, Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

I was thinking the same as Jeannie. I think there are plenty of twisted people out there (me being one of them). :-P

At 11/08/2007 1:45 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

I like yours better, too. :-)

At 11/08/2007 7:32 PM, Blogger SME said...

I think theirs is nasty-looking. Ours are at least cute.

At 11/09/2007 12:18 PM, Blogger Bridget Jones said...

Not me, but I'd love to send some to some people we know!!!

Love courtney's idea!

At 11/09/2007 7:09 PM, Blogger DirtCrashr said...

Aaack! I lack poo-sensitivity and humor.

At 11/11/2007 7:24 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

ZS, like SME said, at least we have a funny story to go with ours. ;)

Monica, yup, I blew it again.

Mr A, SME and I are upset that we're not unique anymore. :(

Tweets, I should email you the recipe for the dough. This would make a neat art project for the girls. They could make ornaments for their grandparents for Christmas gifts.

Cherie, that sounds like one of the cleaner jobs Mike has had.
I've enjoyed all the episodes we've watched....except for the one where he had to clean out the poisonous snake pit.

Courtney, WHY do these people insist on forming poo into a "soft serve shape of doo" ? I've NEVER found anything that looks like that in MY yard! ;)

Notta, I'm happy to see that it isn't just my family who's twisted!

Thanks Squirl; me too! ;)

SME, I don't think I've ever seen "cute" in the same sentence as dog turds. Ours are at least realistic looking.

Bridg, I'd love to send the REAL thing to some people we know! ;)

DC, don't worry. You're safe as long as you don't insult our doughcraft creations.

At 11/12/2007 8:32 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

There ya go - you have discovered a market for "special" tree ornaments - go for it!


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