At a time when politicians keep telling us about all the jobs Americans just won't do, it's refreshing to read about a job that apparently some Americans ARE doing. Take a guess. Nope. Try again. Not even close. Give up?

How about dog poop scooper. Yes, it's true.

Think about it. If you have a dog, you have a mess. Either in the yard, the front lawn, the garage, or dog run. There WILL be doggie stuff. And who wants to deal with that? And everyone who has a dog knows that if you miss even one day, the piles begin to grow out of control. Never mind if you miss a few days or more.

So instead of putting on the gloves or grabbing the doggie bags, some people are hiring out and PAYING people to do this dirty deed.

And some people are more than willing to do it. Hey, if I had a little more time on my hands, I would consider it myself. Why not? Customers are paying between $10 and $20 a week for this service. That's chump change, you might say. But not if you have 10 customers. Or 20. Or 100. Depending on your free time and your determination to get the word out, you could make yourself some nice vacation or play money.

I HATE doing it myself. Or at least, I hate the THOUGHT of doing it. But I have to admit, once I get into the groove, it isn't so bad. It really IS almost like putting golf balls , as one employee described it. What's the big deal? Put on thick rubber gloves, grab the scooper and the hefty bag, and make some money doing a job you wouldn't dream Americans would do. But they ARE doing them. Because Americans are the most innovative entrepreneurs on earth, in my opinion.

This is the most clever business idea since the lemonade stand. Although I admit, not as appealing on a hot day as a nice tall cold one.

So don't be surprised if you see an ad one day for "Hughes Removes: K-9 Waste Removal Services".

Why not?

Woof woof.