Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Not of This World - Invasion of the Martians

Abby Lab here. It was a quiet Saturday Morning, a couple weeks ago.  Mom was taking pictures of foodables in the dining room, while outside it was overcast and rainy.  Suddenly a bright LIGHT appeared, and a strange creature was left in it's place.

It's not of this world, I think it's a Martian.

It was tall, with one big eye and red spindly legs.  It's skin was Red Planet Red.  It didn't leave, staying in the room eyeing us ominously and in silence.  Mom said the mother ship must have gone out in the recyclable bin.
I'm starting to get a little spooked.

First there was the big silver thing that showed up in the utility room.  Mom said it's only a "Gar-Bage can" with a lid, so I don't go "dumpster diving" again (I didn't - I was just examining that York Peppermint Patty wrapper to ensure it couldn't be recycled.

Then the scary Martian shows up right in the middle of the dining room

Would it ever go away?

Mom, being smart, learned to communicate with it. And it communicated back.
Dad got the message and took it to the basement.

I'm going to keep an eye on things STRANGE things are happening around here as Mom and Dad get the house and basement organized while they remodel the kitchen.

Mom! Mom! The Garbage Can gave birth!!


  1. Don't worry Abby, you are not alone, those "Gar-Bage can" haf landed here as well...turns out this Princess is above doing a bit of "dumpster diving" either! Shame the peeps don't appreciate our help!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. OMD ABBY your house has been INVADERED... OMD this is SO scary... and the Silver thingy... GAVE BIRTH???? OMD if it is as prolific as Squirrels and Snow Freaks... there will be NO ROOM in your INN... very soon...

  3. we have that stuff happen all the time, we have given up.
    stella rose

  4. OMD! RUN, do not walk, away from that house! You can come stay with us for a while until the Martian invasion is over!

  5. OMD Abby, things are getting a bit scary at your house!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. Hari OM
    ABBY GET OUTTA THERE............... oh no wait up; I put my glasses on. I don't think you need to head for the bomb shelter just yet... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. thanks for stopping by Jakes blog.. i love this story and laughed all the way through. we had 3 dogs, now we are down to one and our garbage can lives inside a cabinet with a door... not that anyone would ever bother it.... good luck on the remodel. things might get scarier.

  8. You should get a garbage can like ours. All we have to do is look at it and it automatically opens so we can see what is inside! The kitchen one is too tall of course but the bathroom one is just the right size. Stanley likes to monitor the recycle basket too in case an incorrect item gets slipped in mistakingly. Then he removes it of course. BTW, we have a table almost like yours!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. We had to get a heavier duty garbage can too on counts of a crazy kitteh.

  10. So that's what that thing in the bathroom is! BOL!

  11. Those spooky trash cans can't be trusted. Maybe you can figure out how to open it?

  12. BOL I hate the peeps bring new stuff home. I think they should ask me first if it's okay.

    Aroo to you,

  13. We r scared! Yap! Thats an alien invasion alright.

  14. that's interesting... can I get a little garbage can from your garbage can's next litter? my mom sadly replaced my automatic garbage can after it turned into a mc garbage for me :o)


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