Friday, 18 September 2009

When Garbage Is

I know I haven't really blogged much about garbage finds lately. Not for a while. Not since the Doctor found that old skool skateboard with the handle. I found something too, but I have still been too lazy to photograph it. It's really not that exciting.

But there are other things I must report back to headquarters. Paperwork is always a drag, and so I've been putting off logging it. But no more.

The other day when I was driving by myself, I was driving down a road frequented by myself when I saw a bunch of boxes on the footpath. I slowed, rolled past, then realised there was no one behind me. I had at this point thought I'd seen something of interest. So I reversed as any good garbage hunter will do.

Now's the time for you to leave the 'puter if you have a queasy stomach.

As I was rolling the car back, the boxes came into clearer view. I saw something dark and I thought, hmm, that looks interesting. And then I saw it. Three limbs, three dark furry limbs, a long sleek tail. I have a queasy stomach, and the rest obscured by a piece of paper. I don't even think I have told anyone this (except maybe Matt, but he would have forgotten for shiz), and each time I think of it, my stomach flips. And it kind of goes without saying that I burned rubber to get the hey outta there.

So there is yet another moral here. Be careful when rifling through other people's garbage. Apparently it's now kosher to dump deceased pets on the footpath. Apparently burying them is passe.

In other cat related news, here's one of my favourite children's books. I love me some cats.

9 comments:

CurlyPops said...

So sad.... the poor little critter. We have a special pet cemetary at my mums house. They even have crosses with their names and we all gather for little pet funerals.

Christina Lowry said...

Oh no! What were they thinking?! Couldn't they even find a shoe box in the very least? Then again, imagine if you had looked in a shoe box and found that? Goodness, best to bury them.

I hope you are over the shock now. Lucky you were in the car alone too or there would have been some uncomfortable questions from the little ones.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

That is disgusting!! Poor bloody you for finding it. The idea makes me gag!

Busy loves that book- its right up there with Where is the green sheep? I could recite them both for you... the cat from greece joined the police....etc etc etc but you could probably recite them along with me...

Taccolina said...

Gaah! what kind of people would do that?! How very horrible, you poor garbage hunter.

Sally said...

O my! That took a while for me to read... what a shocker.

Tania said...

Man. Whoa. Ew. Gaah!

Now I'm ever looking at a roadside garbage pile the same again. Nor, I'm sure, are you...

Lois said...

How sad that someone would do that to any animal. and I agree with Christina...good thing the kiddies weren’t with you.
Right now I have a chalk board/activity centre out on the blvd. waiting for someone to stop and take it home with them. It will be interesting to see how long it takes before it goes. Last week my hubby put a fan from an old furnace out. It was gone in 2 days. I love when we can put something out that someone else can use.
Thanks for sharing
Have a great week.
Lois

Cathy (tinniegirl) said...

Yikes. No words.

Cindy said...

Is this just some story you are putting out there to get the road side rubbish to yourslef - I am on to you tricky Mama, I mean seriously who would do that!