Friday, May 04, 2007

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Thanks to Jeff Meyerson for the link.

AHN | New Condominium In Texas Features Country's First Ever Dog Toilet | May 4, 2007: "Austin, TX (AHN) - People who own a pet and plan to live in the upcoming luxurious 55-story condominium at Second Street and Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, will have a complete floor dedicated to a dog park for walks and pet toilets.

According to Scott Ziegler, the architect from a firm involved in the construction of The Austonian - the condominium; this would be the first dog toilets ever in the country.

The Austin American-Statesman quotes Zeigler as saying, 'It's a stainless-steel plate, 18 inches square, and that's the surface that the dogs are attracted to when the dog does his business.'

'Then you hit the fob, an electronic key, and a little scraper scrapes the dog's residue into the sanitary system,' he added.

Prices for the condo units are being advertised as ranging from $550,000 to $3.8 million. So if you can afford to live in the Austonian, you'll no longer have to take your dog outside for a walk and clean his poop every time."

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