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stool samples on ice

why are there two pieces of poop in an ice-filled styrofoam cooler on the front step, you might ask?
nacho & eli have their yearly checkups today and the vet said we have to bring in a stool sample. 
when kevin & i were talking about the logistics of this ridiculous task (shouldn’t the vet do this?) yesterday, i said “i guess i will take them on walks after their breakfast and pick up some poop in a ziploc bag with their name on it. and put it in the refrigerator until the appointment.”
he said “NO! not in the refrigerator! you know taste is 75% smell!”
i said “you have to refrigerate it so the parasites don’t die, i will put the bags inside a tupperware which i will then throw away” 
he said “can’t you put it in one of the extra styrofoam coolers in the basement?”

and so it was done.