Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How I know my neighbors love me...

I must be a great neighbor - I mean... no-one's sued me lately right?

I know the neighbor a few houses up must love me... his dog leaves little gifts on my lawn all the time. I'm proving RIGHT NOW how much I love my bloggy neighbors by not including a photo!

I would love to reciprocate - but I don't have any pets... and my kids are all a little too old to get away with THAT!  

Apparently we have a secret admirer neighbor with a cat as well, because I left the house this morning for a brisk 2 mile walk to (and from) the kids school. (brisk meaning as fast as you can go pushing a stroller uphill) The secret admirer neighbor had their cat deposit a gift on our front stoop. And by stoop I of course mean sidewalk but that just doesn't sound as sophisticated does it?
(note:  not OUR dead mouse... but similar, add a reddish ankle & it's the same!)

For the last proof of my greatness - I know I'm a super neighbor because I get lots of "flowers" - picked by sweet 3 year old twins and their 5 year old friend who happens to be my daughter. Every morning on the way home from school (walking briskly of course) we take a few breaks to beautify the lawns of other neighbors and fill my stroller basket with a bouquet!
and look!  a bonus gift - a Matey!  (as in Marshmallow Mateys...  I figure the marshmallows are the yummy part that the kids eat - and the Mateys are the leftover anchor shaped cereals that nobody ever eats... you know, the healthier part...)

12 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I'm so glad that my neighbors only give me the gift of nakedness.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

K... gross yuck and gross. I threw up a little in my mouth. That includes Kristina P.'s naked neighbors!

Heidi Ashworth said...

We once had a cat leave us the gift of a mouse, or at least the part he/she didn't eat. Just the ears, four paws and a tail adorned our sophisticated front stoop.

T said...

now I'm glad that at least our neighborly cat gifted us with a mouse in one piece... and that I don't live near Kristina.

and honestly... the "flowers" do brighten my day! I hope my sarcasm didn't spoil those :)

Sue Q said...

How about a dead gopher? Our cat used to pile them up at the front door, and my brother used to be the first one up in the morning to get the newspaper and one morning he stepped - BAREFOOT - right on the pile. Never got the feeling of dead gopher out of his system -- and now he can't bear to go barefoot!

Melinda said...

Our cats growing up would do that kind of stuff, but they were ours and it wasn't so gross. But from a neighbor cat? YUCK!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

How nice to be so loved.

I can only imagine. ;)

Thanks for the birthday wishes!

S said...

I'm just glad my girls are the ones giving the flowers and NOT the dead mouse! LOL

McArthurs said...

UMMMM... glad the cat left you a gift and not me. Hopefully Aidans nakedness didn't bother anyone this morning he did have underwear. he he!!!

wenderful said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one with Lysol issues.
Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my sits day today! I had ginormous fun.

Megz said...

We've had a couple mice left in our yard. I just think it's cruel---if the cat isn't going to eat it, why kill it? It's not like I'm going to eat it. Doesn't the cat know this?
Anyway. One of my kids actually prefers the mateys over the marshmallows. Weird, huh?

Thanks for your oft repeated description of 'brisk' walks. Like we'd think you would walk anything but!

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I swear I signed up to follow you and yet it does not seem to be working. I wonder what I did wrong. I hate it when that happens.

Once my cat deposited a rat that seemed the size of a cat on my living room under my coffee table. So disgusting.