Wednesday, 26 April 2017

one cat's trash

ONE CAT'S TRASH IS SOME MAN'S TREASURE.

Okay, so that's not quite how that sayin' goes.

BUT IT SHOULD.  MOUSES!

Here in Nova Scotia, every spring and fall, we have a clean-up week where peeps get to put out extra garbage and stuff on garbage day after...  You know...  After they're finished cleanin' up.  But from what I've observed, there's more than one kind of cleanin' up goin' on here.

Apparently, some peeps just kinda trade garbage.  Instead of just gettin' rid of garbage, some peeps trade their garbage for their neighbours' garbage.  It's true!  I know 'cause I've been watchin' how lots of peeps go 'round lookin' for things they might salvage from the stuff their neighbours put out and I'm thinkin', maybe their neighbours are doin' the very same thing.  And from the look of the amount of stuff stuffed in their cars, some peeps are REALLY cleanin' up, for sure. MOUSES!

Basically, clean-up week is this big free-for-all where peeps drive 'round the neighbourhood, grabbin' up whatever trash...  I mean, treasure, they might find.

Like for instance, we cats had this puny little scratchin' post thing that Peep #1 decided to put out. I was okay with her throwin' it out.  After all, it was kinda on the small side for most of us cats.  In fact, I've lost track of how many times those long-haired marmie brothers of mine knocked it down on account of their bein' both bigger and heavier than said post.

Plus, most of the carpet part had worn off due to overuse.

Then the ropey stuff the peep glued onto it, to replace the worn carpet...  Well most of that had worn off, too.

And then Dionysus - the timeshare cat - lifted his tail in its direction and peed on it.  MOUSES!

So when the peep said she was thowin' that puny little ol' scratchin' post out, I was in agreement, for sure.

But like I said, one cat's trash is some man's treasure, 'cause no sooner did it go onto the curb, but some guy came along and snatched it right up.

I'm thinkin' he didn't know 'bout how Dionysus had sprayed on it.  MOUSES!

Of course, I, Seville the Cat, have known about how one peep's trash can be some cat's treasure for quite some time now.  Most cats do know this instinctively which is why, on occasion, we are inclined to rummage through garbage bins.  MOUSES!

You know, I can't tell you how many times I've had to rescue a milk jug ring from the peep.

And when it comes to rescuing milk jug rings, I have to be super quick, 'cause the moment Peep #1 gets 'em off the milk jugs, she's cuttin' them in half with the scissors.  She says she's protecting turtles and things.  Well let me tell you, if she really wanted to protect the turtles, she'd just give all those milk jug rings to me in the first place.  MOUSES!

You ever batted a milk jug ring around on the kitchen floor?  Good times, for sure.

And then there's the crumpled up paper.

What the mouses is the peep thinkin' about when she puts crumpled up papers into recycling? CLEARLY, she's not thinkin' about tossing 'em to us cats, for chasin'.

Nothin' beats a good crumpled up paper ball chase in the kitchen except...  Maybe...  Battin' around a plastic milk jug ring.  MOUSES!

And don't even get me started on string.

I have yet to salvage a single strand of string from the peep, although goodness knows I've tried. She says it isn't safe for kitties to play with string.  At least not unattended.  I say, if it weren't safe, it would say so on the string.

You know, like how it says on plastic bags how peeps shouldn't stick their heads in 'em and stuff. I'm a cat and even I know better than that.

Of course, maybe I know better because I AM a cat.  After all, peeps do tend to be pretty slow on the uptake.  MOUSES!

Goodness knows how some peeps think.

Hmmm...  Goodness knows IF some peeps think, too.  MOUSES!

But back to the trash.  I mean treasure.  I mean...  Whatever.

A little while ago, the peep put out a bag filled with used kitty litter and I'm anxiously waitin' for someone to come along and snatch it up as their newfound treasure.

So far, there have been no takers.

MOUSES!

30 comments:

  1. I'm glad you are so good at recycling, Seville! Now if only you could get your human to be better about letting you do it.

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    1. She seriously should. And I should seriously charge her for my efforts! purrs

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  2. Well, I'd rather have the milk jug ring instead of the used litter, which I can make more of...MOUSES!

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    1. Oh yeah, I TOTALLY agree with you on that. purrs

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  3. Same thing happens here, I put stuff out with a free sign and it disappears within an hour. Then I get excited to be getting rid of stuff and start wandering through the house finding more stuff to give away- and you think your peep is crazy?

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    1. I do, actually. I find her to be super crazy, for sure. purrs

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  4. Hmm, the old saying goes where theres muck theres brass, if someone has that old litter I think well have to change it. MOUSES!
    purrs, ERin

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    1. Yeah, 'cause that ol' litter was pretty mucky, for sure. purrs

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  5. * giggle *

    People like the oddest thengs, maybe its as long as they are free? I reckon so. We have milk rings and call them Sooty Toys because our lovely Sooty carried them off to play with. She was the second one we l0st..... (lymphoma RIP)

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    1. They really are GREAT toys! Someone should package 'em up and sell 'em.

      Ooohhhh... I JUST HAD A FANTASTIC IDEA!!! purrs

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  6. Well I think that used cat litter just might be the one thing the scavengers LEAVE at the curb! We're not allowed to put big stuff out for the garbage peeps to take - big stuff goes to the recycle/dump. There's a big building there though where you can leave "useable" big stuff and people can help themselves without digging through trash to get a treasure! Peeps are strange sometimes Seville....so strange.

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. Peeps ARE pretty strange, aren't they. purrs

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  7. What is it with hoomons grabbing each other's garbage? My Dad says he's perfecting the fine art of Picking...but Mom sez one man's trash is not her treasure and to STOP IT! As for milk rings...we used to enjoy them until Opie started chewing them to pieces. Then they disappeared, never to be seen again. *sigh!*

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    1. Maybe Opie was tryin' to cut 'em in half to save the turtles? purrs

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  8. dood....well de peepz iz rite bout de string....for sure....N we cracked up reedin bout de sprayed on cat tree N kittee lit tare coz we iz all wayz findin bear reed treazure in de box round TT !! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Oh but you're all so ARTISTIC when it comes to litter art. None of us have ever created a work of art like you do, pretty much ALL the time. purrs

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  9. Yes, we have something similar to that here in O-R-E-gon. It happens around this time every year. My humans take their "junk" to a place that collects junk from other peeps. It gets sorted & organized & stacked. Trucks haul it away for recycling/reuse to other peeps. Peeps just collect to much junk & create too much garbage! Why are they not efficient like us kitties, Seville? Hurumph!

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    1. A junk place, huh? And peeps have junk drawers, too. Sounds like peeps are way too preoccupied with junk. purrs

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  10. Trash outta be just that. But sometimes used litter can actually become art worth a thousand pieces of kitty litter...na' mean?

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    1. Not at our house! Our used kitty litter is not worth keepin', and that is for sure. purrs

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  11. We don't have those milk jug ring thingies you speak of, as our mom bean buys milk in a carton. We don't get the milk either!

    But crumpled paper is pawsome. Saku especially likes hair elastics though the mom bean takes them away from him.

    Have a great weekend efurrybody!

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    1. Peep #1 confiscated all the hair elastics a while ago. Now she uses scrunchies which aren't much fun to play with at all. purrs

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  12. Really enjoyed your blog today.Your one gorgeous clever kitty.

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  13. Cat's just have a better sense of what is a true treasure Sevvy :)

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    1. We sure do. That's 'cause we're smart and peeps are just... You know... Peeps. purrs

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  14. Wait, so peeps around the neighborhood are trading trash with each other and calling it treasure hunting? MOUSES! Never gonna understand peeps, Sivvers!

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    1. Yup, that's pretty much it in a nutshell. Weird, huh? But what can you do with a peep? MOUSES!

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  15. yuk, yuk and more yuk as to "recycling" that litter. But as for the string, now that would be right up TKS' interest for sure...hence, Mom L doesn't do stuff with "strings"! MOL

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    1. The other night, Peep #1 was workin' with yarn and Anderson SO WANTED to chase it but alas, he was cut off from the yarn. Just like the string. MOUSES!

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