Monday, August 10, 2015

While driving down the road...


On roadside, Gratiot Avenue in Clinton Township, MI

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Yesterday, as I drove south on Gratiot Avenue near my home in Metro Detroit, I spied this white thing tossed on the side of the road.  As I went past at 50 mph (the legal speed limit!), I saw what it was.  A Pet Carrier.  My heart jumped into my mouth, and I turned around just as quickly as I possibly could.  

When I pulled over on the gravel, I broke out in a sweat.  Did someone toss out a puppy, or a bunch of kittens?  Can I even handle that?  No sounds came from the carrier, and even that wasn't a good sign.  I screwed up my courage, and bent down.  

It was empty!  Looks like someone may have purchased it from a garage sale; there is at $10 sticker on the top.  Did it blow off the back of someone's pick-up truck?  I dunno; it's clean and I stuffed it into my car trunk.  

Maybe I'll keep it in the trunk, because one never knows when you unexpectedly have a critter and no where to hold it!  Or, I'll donate it to an upcoming garage sale, to raise funds for Paws For The Cause Feral Cat Rescue.  I have already lined up some cat books and other items to donate, plus some volunteer time.

Whew!  

14 comments:

  1. mom's had that happen to her and thankfully the one she found was empty as well. and yes...she keeps a carrier in her trunk - just in case

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  2. I was almost afraid to read this. Very glad it turned out to be what it was.

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  3. thank God it wasn't what you originally thought. Maybe it was God's way of telling you exactly what you said, keep it in the back because you just might need it!

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  4. whoa....guys....de food serviss gurl waz kinda scared ta reed thiz....thanx bee ta ll de codz in all de seez.... it waz emptee ♥♥♥♥♥

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  5. Thank cod it was empty. It never hurts to have an extra one of those.

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  6. Yikes- I was afraid to keep reading in case whatever was in there didn't make it. I am glad it was empty and I am sure you were glad too.

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  7. We were glad it was empty too!
    Extra crates are always good ;)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  8. We were afraid to read after seeing the photo in our feed. So glad it was empty! You never know when having a carrier in your trunk may come in handy.

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  9. We were worried too! It's so good it turned out well--and what a deal!

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  10. Oh you had us scared for a minute, but what a good find!!!
    And we think Zolie might be a great bat hunter!

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  11. Oh I'm glad it was empty! I think your guess may be it - the carrier fell from someone's pick-up truck. And it's always good to keep extra :-)

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  12. So thankful it didn't blow off with an animal in it or some jerk left an animal by the side of the road in it.

    I'd do a good job scrubbing it with bleach before using it or donating it. Better safe than sorry.

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  13. Whew is right! I would have had the same fear.

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  14. I can imagine your feelings....from dread to relief. Thank goodness it was a stray carrier and not a pet.

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