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An Imponderable Tale of Animal Poop

14 Jul

July 14, 2014

Recently, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo aired this episode:


Yes, that actually says “Alana tries to find out who’s not flushing the toilet.” Just when you think TV can’t get worse, here comes Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

But who am I to complain? More people watch those hillbilly creeps than read my blog, so maybe they have something there. And regular readers of this blog know that I’ve done more than my fair share of posts about toilets (put “toilet” in the search box above and see what I mean) so who am I to act all stuck up?

It has been some time since I pandered to the lowest common denominator. It has been about two weeks since The [CENSORED] From China, and it doesn’t get much lower than that.

Hey we all poop. Everyone poops! I poop, you poop, Lois Lerner poops and then denies it, even former Canadian Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper (May 1896-July 1896) pooped, and he was quite the distinguished personage.

So take this as a warning, your last chance to look away and surf the web for porn, before I jump into my true tale of a mysterious public poop.


The Hound of the Poopervilles.

There is a giant dog haunting the moors surrounding my ancient family estate the parking garage at the Company I Am employed by. I’ve never seen it and as far as I can tell no one has, but we know he’s there nonetheless. It is a feeling we get, a strange sense of something, a primal knowledge that all humans seem to share in times of danger.

But mostly we just see giant piles of shit in the parking lot.

Really, it seems more like a dinosaur took a dump than a dog. A passing stegosaurus maybe, but a dog? No way. Not even your lazy dogs that just eat all day could work up a pyramid like that.

“Dogs in a private parking lot? Must be a guard dog.” I’m sure that’s what you are thinking but no, we have no guard dogs here.  And while this parking lot is underneath my building, it is only partially underground. Using logic that is totally unnecessary for this silliness, that means that it is also partially above ground. Three of the sides are open to a gently sloping hill which leads up into the surrounding neighborhood, with only a short fence to provide what laughably passes as protection. Add that to the two entrance and exit ramps which only have a single bar to keep cars out, and animals not at all, and you can see how easy it is for some large dog to slip in.

Car thieves too, I’d guess.

Anyway, is there some huge neighborhood mastiff that likes to poop in the shade leaving giant piles around here?  And they are always in the same place, on the walkway just outside the east entrance and placed almost perfectly to step in. And they stink like you wouldn’t believe.

This is a job for better minds than me. I’m calling in Alana from Honey Boo Boo. She has experience with poop mysteries.


Picture Postcard: Turtle Jailbreak

30 Jan

January 30, 2013

Saarah and I were in Petco last week looking to buy a filter for her turtle tank. What is a turtle tank? It is EXACTLY the same as a fish tank except that A- it contains a turtle instead of fish and B- it stinks to high heaven because it turns out that her turtle may be the smelliest reptile on Earth. But while the tanks may be the same, the filters are not. Turtle tanks require stronger, bigger filters.

Just as an aside, the Petco by us had only one turtle filter left, and the box it was in appeared to have been sat on by an elephant. The filter inside seemed ok who knows? Long story short, Saarah got a 10% discount.

While she was shopping I was looking at all the animals. I am easily distracted and spent a lot longer than you would expect looking at the birds. Eventually I got over to the turtles and, not having my cell phone or a camera, asked Saarah to snap this picture:

turtle jailbreak

I’ve cropped it for you at the end of this post.

While it was around 15 degress outside, inside the store it was comfortable but it must have been cold for the animals because I saw many of the reptiles huddled together. These turtles had fromed a pyramid and the one on top kept stretching up to get to the top of the tank, looking for all the world like he was trying to escape. Where did he plan to go? I have no idea, but the next aisle over had hamsters and guinea pigs so those furry critters might be just the fur coats these turtles were looking for.

turtle jailbreakCROP

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