Monday, July 29, 2019

Dodging Seven Furry Bullets

Good thing I don't have 10-year-old Genius riding shotgun in T-Hoe any more. And that my schedule is not the same as Farmer H.

I got home from town around noon on Sunday. Farmer H stayed longer at his Storage Unit Store than usual. He was on his way to order lunch, walking across the parking lot, when I called him. Oh, yeah. He had two sausages, with onions and relish. Anyhoo... he said he'd probably leave around 1:00, but ended up staying until 2:00. Which put him turning onto our gravel road about 2:30, after he'd put away his merchandise.

"There was two carloads of kids down there. I mean adults, but young. They looked clean. As I drove by, one of the girls stopped me. 'We're from up the road here, by the auto body shop. We just came down to get in the water and cool off. Do you want one of these kittens? There's seven of them!' She had them wrapped in a blanket."

"They probably brought them down to dump them! At least we don't have Genius the Cat-Listener to stick his head out the window, hear them, and ask to keep them."

"No, she didn't bring them. She found them! I told her I didn't need another cat, and she said, 'I can't just leave them here. I'm taking  them home with me.'"

"I hope she doesn't bring them back! I get so mad at people dumping their pets on us!"

"Yeah. Our neighbors Copper Jack's human mom, and the Crazy Rottweiler's human mom, both put on Facebook today, 'I'm sick of people hanging out here like it's a park!' I don't know what we can do about it, though."

"They're pretty brave, parking down there on our private road. Like it's public property! Let them park along the blacktop road, and see how many people hang out."

"There's no way we can keep them out. Just stare at them when we go by."

"Or take a picture of them right under the NO TRESPASSING sign, so they think they might get in trouble!"

Yeah. I would never do that. They could be head-loppers who'll put my body in the septic tank up the road. It could happen! It already has...


Sioux Roslawski said...

Yeah, and then the septic tank would get clogged up, and would have to be repaired...

Hillbilly Mom said...

It's not like I'd care. Because even IF I had a head to think with, which I wouldn't... I'd still be dead. So the joke is on them! Wait, no it isn't, because it's not THEIR septic tank!

River said...

Perhaps they didn't realise they were on private property? I'm sad about the kittens though, I hope they find good homes. Why can't people do the right thing and get their cats desexed? There'd be a lot fewer kittens being dumped. I hear people say "But it costs so much," to which I usually say "well It's a one-off payment, you don't have to do it every week."

Hillbilly Mom said...

They know. They park right under the sign that says NO TRESPASSING. PRIVATE PROPERTY. They just don't want to park on the blacktop road and risk having their car hit. Creeks themselves are public property, so anybody can get in there and play around. It wouldn't be a big deal, except for the drug activities of some, and all the trash they leave behind, like beer cans and McDonald's bags and foam cups.

If that gal was stopping cars to ask if they'd take a kitten, she'll probably find them homes. Otherwise she would have played with them and left them there. The local "animal pounds" had a lot of cats this week. They put out their pictures in the local paper on Saturdays. There were two adorable kittens. I bet somebody adopted them. They have to sign an agreement to have them neutered. Some of the cats don't look so lovable in their photos. There's often a description like: needs a barn home.

River said...

Our local pounds are called welfare shelters and all puppies and kittens are desexed and microchipped before they are adopted out for a fee which includes the amount of the desexing and microchipping. NO animals are adopted out without this. Their health is thoroughly vet checked too.

Hillbilly Mom said...

At the pound where we got our old dog Grizzly, we had to pay and then leave him at the pound until the vet came to do the neuterings. I'm not sure how the other city pounds work. They say in the paper that you have to sign the neutering agreement before adoption. So it may be the same way, or they might just want to get rid of the animals and trust your word.