If you own a Roomba, do yourself a favour and be mindful of dog poop

Blaine and I received a Roomba as a wedding gift from great friends of ours, and I absolutely love the thing. The time I am able to save while this thing is vacuuming for me makes it well worth the price, and because of the sensors the machine comes equipped with, I’m able to run it while I’m not home, making it even more efficient, and furthermore, convenient.

Allow me to warn all of you Roomba owners, however, that these sensors do not have the ability to detect dog shit, and if said shit happens to be of a soft texture, the Roomba will mow right through it.

I came home a couple of days ago to a literal shitstorm in my own home. It smelled like death, and upon entering the main room of our home, I was met with an image no homeowner should ever witness.

Allow me to paint a picture for you; our dog, Lenny, took a massive, soft shit in our living room, and the Roomba went right through it, creating a dog shit donut skid reaching an approximate 10-foot radius. The dog shit conveniently embedded itself directly within the Roomba’s tracts, meaning my floor resembled a Nascar track riddled with shit streaks. This thing was like Jeff fucking Gordon, flinging feces all the while. There was shit in places shit should never be, including all over our crisp, white trim.

Upon scraping shit flakes off my flooring, I was then faced with my next feat – removing crap chunks from the internal components of my Roomba. I haven’t yet completed this task entirely, but Blaine did offer to see what sort of progress he could make with it, so I’ll keep you posted.

If you own and use a Roomba, and also own a dog, be sure to check your parameters prior to releasing the Roomba to avoid enduring the same shitty situation I did.

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