The dog-poop scooper who wouldn't go 'prospecting' for clients
There were limits to the level of service Blaine Jackson could provide to pet owners in Regina.
He would pick up what their dogs had left behind in the snow, as long as he could see it from the surface.
Beyond that, they were on their own.
"I don't go prospecting," Jackson told CBC News back in 1989, when describing the business he had launched at the start of that spring.
For most pets, he charged just $5 per yard that he cleaned.
But, there were exceptions.
"A Saint Bernard will do in one day what a poodle will take all winter [to do], so you can't really charge by the bushel or the pound or anything," he said.
Jackson said he'd grown up on a dairy farm and to him, doing what he was doing wasn't a big deal.
"There was the barn to be cleaned out every day," said Jackson. "And we're talking tons upon tons here, so a little doggie-do here and there doesn't faze me."