Recycled Mischief

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Last Monday, Mom JJ and I performed our usual morning routine on the way to our constitutional.  Mom leashed us up, holding my leash in the right hand and JJ’s in the left.  She then switched me to the left to free her right hand to carry the kitchen garbage bag to the edge of the garage.  Mom stooped to add the waste bags, tied up the garbage and hoisted it into the big green can.

similar, not exactly the same…

We accompanied Mom and the green can to the left side of the driveway and parked it where the driveway meets the street.  We repeat this procedure every other Monday with the blue recycle can, parking it on the right side of the driveway where it intersects with the street.  Mom readjusted our leashes and off we went.  The recycling truck usually passes by around 4:00 p.m., following our 3:00 p.m. tank emptying mini-walk.

When we met Miss Mary Ann and Dixie that evening for our constitutional, Mom and Miss Mary Ann noticed glass in the middle of the road right away.  Thinking someone threw a bottle, we moseyed on.  Except small shards of glass, clear, green, brown and blue, glistened all over our exit left route.  Mom and Miss Mary Ann called “glass” as soon as they spotted another grouping all through the walk and kept us on the sidewalks where they existed.  After Mom put JJ and I in the house, Miss Mary Ann and Dixie kept Mom company while she swept the glass into a dustpan in front of our house.  Miss Beverly called Mom later to say that the exit right street had glass all over, too.

Miss Mary Ann called the County’s Recycling office on Tuesday to complain.  Best line EVER – “We don’t recycle glass, it wasn’t us!”  SERIOUSLY? Mom was dumbfounded (vocab builder) when Miss Mary Ann conveyed the conversation.  First of all, GLASS and NEWSPAPERS were the first items RECYCLED beginning in the ‘70s! Miss Mary Ann than called our town’s government who said, “We’ll look into it.”

Guess they’re still looking because we’re still weaving through a trail of glass.  Naughty truck!

Another great, except for the glass, day.

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24 thoughts on “Recycled Mischief

  1. What? I just replied to your Pyometra post. I did not see this coming too soon. LOL.

    Oh, that’s scary. That’s the problem with the government. Sometimes, they don’t care because it’s not in front of their house that’s affected.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Haopee.

      Oh, our Monday post usually goes up early because of the hop! Thanks for making time to comment, we look forward to your thoughts.

      Mom asked me to share she totally agrees, sort of like that “not in my backyard” thingie … only in reverse!

  2. Wow, that is crazy that they said they don’t recycle glass. You would think regardless of who was responsible for it that they city would think it was a hazard having glass on the street and would send someone out to clean it up!

    • Hey Leroy, Hey Sherman, Jet here. HI Miss Jen.

      Couldn’t have said it better myself… How come everyone in the blogosphere “gets it” and the human goofy people that could help don’t?

  3. Yikes! Glass is nasty on paws. That’s your typical government answer, “We’ll look into it”. It must be in a bureaucratic handbook somewhere! That translates to “We don’t care.” So frustrating!

    • Hey Daisy, Jet here.

      Oh, you are wise, Daisy… Exactly. Do you think all the government thingies automatically input that into their handbooks? ARGH… bet they would change their tune if THEIR K9s got glass in their paw pads!

    • Hey Fred, Hey Gloria, Jet here. Hi Miss Janet.

      Totally priceless, right? Exactly… naughty humans I say!!! We still have pieces all over our routes, what if we get some in our paw pads?

  4. Hope they find who broke all of that glass! That is dangerous for woofies and cars!!

    “Dumbfounded” as a “vocab builder????” Do you REALLY think we are THAT “DUMB!!??” BOL!! Just sayin!!!
    have a great day!

      • you weren’t disrespectful!!! I just always laugh when you and Savannah do that…words are my “thing” 🙂
        I think someone should call the city dept about that truck!

      • Hey Dakota, Jet here. Hi Miss Caren.

        Oh goodie, so glad you enjoy our (vocab builder). 🙂 More on that soon.

        Miss Mary Ann did call!!! First the county and then our town… Think our governor would accept a call from Gentleman Jetty???

  5. Don’t you hate when you find random trash items at your house? I am always worried the brown dawgs will eat some of the trash that blows into our yard. Sadly in our neighborhood there are people who just do not seem to understand what happens to unsecured trash and trash cans on a windy day.

    • Hey brown dawgs, Jet here. Hi Miss Linda.

      We live in the ‘burbs on a corner. We do not understand why humans throw trash on our lawn… not to mention ahem… not scooping the poop! Mom wants to put up a big sign… We do not litter on your lawn don’t litter on ours! Also, we scoop on your lawn, please scoop on ours!

  6. Hi sweet Jetty – now that is some ridiculous and dangerous mischief! Please be careful on your walks! We don;t recycle glass!!!??? can’t believe they said that!!

    sending goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Pluffy

    I hope you were ok with todays storms, we just got occasional thunder no rain, Cassie was ok

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      The statement was so ridiculous, it was funny to Mom!

      Yes, the humans are still calling GLASS… and the pieces are getting harder to see… 😦

      As you will see from today’s post, yesterday was another rough one. Glad Cassie was ok. 🙂

    • Hey Solo, Jet here.

      Naughty indeed. We’re trying, it’s like an obstacle course out there! I always smile, Solo (well, except when the booms and streaky lights happen) because I have a forever family! 🙂

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