Ryan Landy didn’t ask for this.
At face value, the Coral Springs native is a pretty clean and organized guy. He’s responsible, too. Landy has his own house, and he’s training up a puppy to keep him company.
As a filmmaker, Landy also understands the value of a good plot twist, and when returned home one day to find feces smeared all over his floor, tracker over the house by an autonomous vacuum, he became the unwilling victim of one.
While Landy was away, his dog Apollo, still being potty trained, left a little gift on the kitchen tile. The robot vacuum, perhaps sensing the call of doody, took to the floor with vigor. When it reached the poopy pile in the kitchen, it plowed through.
And what a mess it made.
“My new Roomba ran over my dog’s [feces] and proceeded to “clean” the rest of my house,” Landy wrote on Facebook. “I’m going to need therapy.”
The kitchen tile may not take long to clean up, but underside of Landy’s robot vacuum was completely smeared with feces.Apollo’s poop had made its way into the main cleaning brush, the sweeping bristles, and the containment system…ohhh, the horror. Ohhh, the disgust. Ohhh, the tragedies not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
As for the feces fallout, Landy doesn’t blame Apollo. The young pup is still learning, after all.
“We rescued him recently and he’s not fully trained yet,” Landy posted. “So we keep the roomba closed off in whatever room it’s cleaning, unfortunately as you can see in the video, some of my pets know how to open doors, which is what lead to the catastrophe. You learn from your mistakes 🤷♀️”
Good luck with the potty training, Apollo. This is a big moment in every pet’s life. We’re betting life for Landy’s vacuum will never be the same, either.
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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