Friday, March 04, 2016

A Discerning Snoot

PERCY:  You look like you're giving Jan the evil eye in this picture.  What did she do this time?

MARCUS:  She locked me in the pen so she could play in a big pile of leaves without me.  I wanted to play in the leaves too!

CYNDI:  You mean when Jan made this pile Monday? 

MARCUS:  Yes.  She dug big shovelfuls, hauled branches and leaves, and refused to let me help.

PERCY:  You do know Jan was not playing in the leaves, don't you?  She was moving the mess from beside the pen to beside the road for pickup.

CYNDI:  That was Monday's pile. This is the other half of the huge mound of wet, rotting leaves from December and January she had to finish Tuesday.

MARCUS:  She was playing with a shovel and two rakes and a big container.  She pretended it was hard work but I can recognize fun when I can't share it!

PERCY:  That was hard work, Marcus.  Those rotten leaves were compressed and she could have gotten a hernia hauling them across the yard.  She made the one pile as tall as she could manage and had to start another.

MARCUS:  I wanted to roll in those leaves and ...

CYNDI:  And you would have come inside smelling like rotten garbage.

MARCUS:  I would have smelled great!  Ask Merci and Buddy.  Well, perhaps you should just ask Buddy.  Merci doesn't have as discerning a snoot as we guys do.  She'd prefer to smell like a flower.

PERCY:  The new water line project started on our street in early December.  She couldn't put the leaves out to the curb because of the digging mess.  Then the new sidewalk was laid.  Then she had to wait for the grass seed to sprout and grow. 

CYNDI:  Jan should have hitched you to the container and made you drag everything out to the curb, one load at a time.  Then you could have been the one complaining about being in pain all week. 

MARCUS:  She deserves to have aches and pains.  She deprived me of my canine right to have fun and to smell rank.

PERCY:  I, for one, am glad Jan did not let you play in that mess. 

CYNDI:  Yes, the rest of us would still be walking around with a clothespin over our noses. 

MARCUS:  You cats don't know how to have fun.  I should open a school to teach you the finer things of life. Where to find the best scent for your body chemistry.  How to eat poop.  When to ... Hey, guys, come back here.  Is it something I said?

We are joining the Pet Parade blog hop with hosts Rascal and Rocco,   Bionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou and Owned by a Husky.


  1. Hari OM
    BOL... oh Marcus, just that little bit outside the box, huh? Do you hear the beat of a solo drum?... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Marcus, I's so sorry! I say the best way to get even is to PEE in her shoe!

  3. Humans never appreciate the great smells of the world.

  4. While we are sure it would have been fun to play in the leaves, you probably would have needed a bath afterwards. Do you like baths? We don't.

  5. WE agree with Amber... PEE in her shoe.
    OMD we would have LOVED sorting through all those leaves... we bet there were some super TREASURES in there...

  6. OH, I WISH I HAD YOUR LEAVES FOR COMPOST!!!!!!!!!! Don't let them take them. Keep them and let them compost over the next month or two and then plant tomatoes!!!

  7. I guess Jan wanted to leaf well enough alone MOL!

  8. marcus....we gotta a greez with ewe on thiz one...we think it wooda been grate sport ta roll in all that grate soil....may be ewe can sneek out ther sum time bee for de city pickz up de goodz !!

    heerz two a king oh de herrings kinda week oh end ♥♥♥

  9. Thanks for Parading with us! Pierre is our leaf roller but we mow ours instead of raking so he gets tiny leaf chips all in his fur! No stick though. LOL!

  10. um, pee in her shoe? *snort* That'd get her attention!
    That pile did look fun!

  11. Stanley can run that digger if you need help!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Marcus gores tell you mom is laughing hard enough to make me ask her to lower her volume!!!

  13. Mom had a good laugh imagining all the critters with clothespins on their noses. She says one of the woofies she and Dad had before any of us were around loved to roll in the stinkiest stuff she could find. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  14. We love to get into a pile of smelly leaves!
    Have a super weekend...

    Noodle and crew

  15. Rotten leaves?? Oh Dog-guy would enjoy a romp in those!

  16. We know you wanted to help, Marcus, but we definitely understand why everybody else agreed with Jan's decision this time!

    Jan: please be sure to get some well-deserved rest tomorrow. :)

  17. TBT says that iffen you arent gonna compost that stuff, can he?

  18. Guess Marcus, better luck next time, maybe when the leaves are newer and not soo stinky poo. We am agreeing with MeowMeowmans and hope you gets some rest now from all that works since Marcus didn't get to (not) helps... Katie and the Katz

  19. Oh boy! We sure do know about piles of leaves! We've been cleaning up for weeks now! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

  20. Dat's a lot of leaves to be sure. Sorry Jan had to do it all herself. Maybe she deserves a few treats. Least a kitty pile up wiff lots of purrs.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi


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