Jesse Newton woke up in the middle of the night after his four-year-old son had crawled into bed smelling like dog shit. The smell was so horrifying, the man jumped out of the bed, only to discover that their Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner had ran over their dog’s poop, and now covered the entire house with the doggie’s turd – think rugs, floor, furniture and kid’s toys. All of this horror happened while the whole family were soundly asleep…
Newton, who described the event as a ‘pooptastrophe’ was so shocked that it took him a year to start speaking about the incident. “It’s taken me until now to wrap my head around it and find the words to describe the horror.”
“Do not, under any circumstances, let your Roomba run over dog poop… Because if that happens, it will spread the dog poop over every conceivable surface within its reach, resulting in a home that closely resembles a Jackson Pollock poop painting.”
However, Newton was quick to defend his dog Evie: “This is the only time she’s done this, so it’s probably just because we forgot to let her out before we went to bed that night.” Fair enough.