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purplewerepidj Mon 10-Oct-11 20:21:28

I walk to work (about 10 minutes) and this morning spotted a small fluffy bundle on top of a wall. I didn't really have time to check it out, but it played on my mind all day.

I checked it out on the way home, and it's a dead cat sad I work shifts (which is why I'm posting 12 hours after I first saw it) and have tomorrow off. I need advice on what to do:

a) Nothing
b) Go back with a cardboard pet carrier and rubber gloves and contact the local vet in the morning
c) Call the emergency vet and/or some kind of local council department

I don't think I'm heartless enough for option a. I was incredibly grateful to the stranger who took my cat to the vet when he was run over even though he didn't pull through. Option b seems logical but I would have to store it in the dustbin as I don't really want it in the house, but that seems disrespectful. Option c might be the proper way to do things, but I'd like to know that the owner knew what had happened.

I don't have dc's so am free to go with the MN verdict! Thank you thanks

TheOldestCat Tue 11-Oct-11 16:47:51

I've had a dreadful day - this has made me laugh my socks off. Nice work, purplewerepidj.

Hope you get the job; karma should reward you for your kind-heartedness.

ZombiesAtYourCervix Tue 11-Oct-11 16:51:33

Oh. My. God.





Raahh Tue 11-Oct-11 16:52:15

This is so funny- made my day.grin

I shared it with DH- the man who looked after a bonsai tree for 6 months, not at all concerned that it didn't grow (they are meant to be small, after allhmm).

It was plastic.

purplewerepidj Tue 11-Oct-11 17:13:34

Seashells, I did suggest to the nice vet lady that it would make a good anecdote for the next conference she attends grin

Oldest, I bloody hope so!

Raahh, I'm soooooooooooo glad it's not just me blush

GrimmaTheNome Tue 11-Oct-11 17:19:01

Raahh - my DH was looking after his mum's plants when she was ill and diligently watered an artificial leopard lily. (It was quite realistic - from a distance.)

So, purple - who gets the cat? Can it be resurrected with a few AA batteries? grin

purplewerepidj Tue 11-Oct-11 17:27:18

My Mum has a fake orchid flower that she keeps in the real orchid pot so there is always a bloom. Fools most folk grin

The cat is being dealt with by the vet


SeaShellsOnTheSeaShore Tue 11-Oct-11 17:29:26

(as a member of the profession I can almost guarantee that Purple!)

purpleknittingmum Tue 11-Oct-11 19:30:13

So you handed in the black bin bag to the vet? I can just imagine them opening the bag all tentatively, waiting to hold their breath for the smell etc. They must have been on the floor in hysterics! grin grin Brilliant!!

wompoopigeon Tue 11-Oct-11 19:37:25

Thank you. I have had such a shit day at work and this has made me guffaw out loud.
You sound like a lovely person. A loon obviously, but a lovely one.

LizaTarbucksNonSmokingAuntie Wed 12-Oct-11 08:02:13

You are a legend, just for coming back and sharing the ending.

I'm still chuckling this morning, but trying to work out how to tell the story without it sounding like it wa sme.

err right, there was this woman on...... err the internet.....

OctonautsOnRepeat Thu 20-Oct-11 09:41:07

So....does that mean someone is wondering why you stole their toy cat? grin

You are a kind-hearted person Purple.

FairyArmadillo Sat 22-Oct-11 10:24:40

Bumping into active convos.

Funniest thing I've read in ages!

Thumbwitch Wed 02-Nov-11 01:02:29

And it's going back into Active Convos again after being linked to from this thread:

True classic! Love it. Well done Pidj smile and thanks for the giggle.

whomovedmychocolate Fri 04-Nov-11 17:43:37

Oh bless you OP that did make me larf! grin

Does look real though.

purplepidjin Fri 04-Nov-11 17:49:30

Thank you, whomoved, I think you're the first person on here what has actually come out and agreed with me!

<very proud to now be in both Classics and Talk Round Up>

BestIsWest Fri 04-Nov-11 23:21:10

You loon! I have just snorted wine all over my laptop.

Don't care if it is an old thread.

TimeForCake Sat 05-Nov-11 10:03:54

Oh Pidj, I have just read this from Talk round up. grin Bless you for caring so much... and giving us all a good giggle! grin

Onemorning Sat 05-Nov-11 21:43:37

I have just annoyed my husband by howling with laughter. I couldn't even explain why I was laughing so hard. My face is soaked.

Thank you.

BillyBottomcheek Sat 05-Nov-11 21:54:43

I just saw this in active convos and have given myself a headache trying (and failing) not to laugh.
grin. grin

PelvicF1oorOfSteel Sat 05-Nov-11 22:05:47

Lovely thread thanks, purple you are a lovely person and (even if unintentionally) a brilliant comedian! grin grin

LauraCYMFT Sun 06-Nov-11 19:56:49

I just read this on the mumsnet round up email and I have to say I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Having said that, those darn toys look so real these days I can see how it may have fooled you!

BitofSparklingPerry Fri 14-Dec-12 23:02:44


Wallace Sat 15-Dec-12 13:39:21

Need to see the photo!

PurplePidjin Sun 06-Apr-14 22:11:04

Better late than never, eh?!

SeymoreButts Sat 12-Apr-14 05:24:07

pidj I am crying with laughter reading this! Brilliant. grin

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