Monday, March 2, 2009

The Most Bizarre, Disgusting Experience...

So, this morning I was minding my own business, doing what I do. I took the kids to school and then came home to get on with my day of hanging with Jennifer and David, who are in visiting! Well, I pulled up in the driveway, talking to Brandon on my cell phone. There is this little, junky looking rat terrier that lives across the street. The "owners" (for lack of a better word) leave their garage open a foot or so during the day and let the dog run loose. So, I pull up this morning and he is digging in my flowerbed, right near my front door! I tell Brandon "That punk rat terrier is digging in my flowerbed! I'm going to get that dog!!!" I love my flowerbeds and don't like people who let their animals trash other people's things! Anyway, I ran after him and shooed him away. That's when I see that there is something there that he is digging at. It was rust colored and I initially thought it was some sort of giant mushroom. I thought out loud, "How on Earth have I not seen a mushroom of this size growing here!?" It was half covered in mulch so I took my foot (thankfully shoe-ed!) and dug it up and stuck my foot in it to turn it over. That's when the story becomes H-O-R-R-I-F-I-C. I tried to be nice to those of you with weaker stomachs than others and post the pictures after a jump, but the code just won't work. So, I'm sorry, but they'll have to be posted here. Scroll down to see...





























In case you can't tell...It's the head, and only the head, of a hog!!! Yes, I am serious. I screamed my face off, ran away (returning later for pictures), and nearly vomited! I have no clue how it got there and hope to never see it again (the ratty terrier eventually took off with it- despite my efforts to keep him from it). I don't think I'll ever wear those shoes again and I really think that someone has it out for me. It still makes me nauseous to think about it. Everyday truly is an adventure around here. Keep in mind it was actually about 18 inches from snout to neck and I stuck my foot in its head. Top that!

4 comments:

kelly said...

i think this might be considered a threat against your family.

Brittany said...

I don't think this can be topped! That's so disgusting. I heard the story already, but seeing the pictures makes it even worse!

Allison said...

Good gravy!!! That is wild!!! Where in the world did that come from? That really freaks me out.

Jennifer said...

Do you guys live near a pig farm or something odd? That is totally disgusting! Uuuggghhh!!! I'm with you on the shoe thing - definitely would be throwing them out :(