Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Do You Smell That?
This story is just in, just in time for your last minute Christmas decorating!
Are you tired of decking your halls with boughs of holly? (Are you not even certain what a bough of holly is?) If so, do I have a solution for you!
A woman at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, Illinois, has a new item to use to decorate your tree—reindeer poop!
You know, nothing says Christmas like a tree full of reindeer poop!
According to the Chicago Tribune, Susie Ohley, the marketing director for the Miller Park Zoo, collects reindeer dung from work and takes it home, where she lovingly fashions beautiful Christmas ornaments out of the piles of pilfered poop. And then—and this is the best part, she sells them.
And people buy them!
With actual money.
Quit laughing! Yes, I’m being serious.
Call me crazy, but I can think of a much easier way to decorate one’s tree than with poop! It doesn’t require a middle man or $5. I’m just saying.
After all, we have a dog! Heck, we even have a 10-month-old! We’ve got plenty of poop coming out of that little body!
Anyway, here’s how this woman makes the ornaments. The dung is collected, and then it is dried, painted, and sometimes rolled in glitter (why not). Ohley calls her poop trinkets “magical reindeer gem ornaments.” I guess that sounds better than what it really is!
I wonder, is it too late to place an order that will arrive in time for Christmas. Maybe my blogger friend Phil (who lives in Chicago) could pick up an order and overnight it to me!