Smelly Reindeer Ornaments

Times are tough so if you find a way to make some coin, you need to take advantage of it.

After reading this article from the Atlanta Journal Constitution I think I just might have found a way to stave off bankruptcy.

Let’s face it, if these folks can make $5 for reindeer poo, just think what I could get for a Bo Swirly Special.

Just keep reading for the details…

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Christmas ornaments for sale at the Miller Park Zoo’s gift shop are partly manufactured by reindeer. Honest!

Staffers make decorations out of droppings from the zoo’s two reindeer, Ealu and Rika. The droppings are dried, then clear-coated and either painted or rolled in glitter.

Zoo marketing director Susie Ohley has named the products “magical reindeer gem ornaments,” and each comes with a label of authenticity. They cost $5 at the zoo gift shop.

People appear surprised by the size of the droppings.

Funny, it’s the same reaction my poo gets. The typical observer says “But Bo, you’re such a small dog! Where did that come from?”

The idea for the ornaments came indirectly from a story zoo director John Tobias heard about his Irish grandmother.

It seems that back in the early 1900s, his grandmother would take chocolate drops and sprinkle them around so the children in the family would think that reindeer had really visited.

Katie Buydos of the zoo support staff, who makes jewelry as a hobby, donated wire and beads for the project, saying, “Susie asked me to bring some creativity to the table.”

“Each one is unique; they are each a work of art,” said Ohley.

It’s no wonder people are up to their snouts in credit card debt.


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