At Least It wasn't A Goats Head - A Present On My Doorstep - YUK

@ellie333 (21029)
August 28, 2008 4:35am CST
I have just gone to go put the rubbish out and on my front door step is what are the remains of a creature, too big for a mouse, possibly a water vole or a rat, but in pieces, lots of innards everywhere, lovely, NOT. Aaaargh, I have come back indoors can't face in at the moment, my cats never use the front door they always come to the back so another delightful cat has decided to deposit for some reson. I have had the odd mouse from mine in the past but they are good I usually jet get left with a kidney rather than the creature and have never had a bird. The thought of clearing it up is making me feel sick already. What has been the most bizzare thing ever left on your doorstep? Ellie :D
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@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Hey there, I never had anything left in my door step, but they sure have brought in a handful of little creatures. I have one cats that is always getting the bird, I have to run around the house to catch him and release th baby birds, sometime I can help other times i'm too late. I've had baby mice, roaches, lizards, and one bird (alive) I was able to save him. I have heard the reason they do that is because thEy are showing their love.
• United States
29 Aug 08
I have quite a few cats that I went to a lot of trouble to put in a new door that had a kitty door in it. Then after all that work I have ended up closing their door off so they can't use it. It got to the point that if I had to wake up in the morning to another small animal screaming and being chased around my house I thought I would go mad with grief. Now I have a ladder outside the house that goes up to one of the upstairs apartments that has a window open. From there they have to go to big hole in the floor that my brother cut where there is another ladder to come down into the storefront which is connected to my apartment by a door that I leave open for them. So while they can still come in and out whenever they want, they NEVER come up and down those steep ladders with prey in their mouths! Hahahahahaha!
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
Hi Kaleegirl, They are bringing us gifts because they love us but they get a bit too much sometimes don't they. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
Hi ZigZag, sound like a complex ladder system but if it works, why not eh! Ellie :D
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@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Oh, Ellie, I just hate that this nasty thingy is on your doorstep! Believe me, I can't think of a single bizarre thing that has ever been left on my doorstep. I used to have a cat years ago when my son was growing up and I'm sure I had my times of finding icky things there. Well, I don't blame you for not wanting to clean that up. I think I would throw about 5 layers of newspaper over it, have a garbage bag nearby, and quickly sweep it all into the garbage bag. Good luck, I know you can do it!
@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
Hi PearlGrace, It wasn't vey pleasant to do but I did it, uuurgh, yuk. I do hope I don't receive any other pressies like this one LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@mands61123 (2098)
31 Aug 08
yeh i've rescued numerous birds and a mouse just last night both my cats do it just one of them loves me enough to do it away from me. The youngest however regularily used to jump through the window with a bird still alive sometimes i'd have the boody thing squarkin round the house and the pair of them thinking it a game while the dog tried to investigate or get out of the way. I shouted her last night and she came down the path when luckily i noticed something in her mouth "STOP!!! DON'T YOU DARE MRS" and she dropped it and it scarpered urgh i had to pick her up and bring her in the house and then listen to her cry and scold me for the next hour or so. I read somewhere they only do it if they love you it's a sign of affection a present can't she just give me a kiss or a cuddle urgh not with mouse mouth!
@ellie333 (21029)
31 Aug 08
Hi Mands, Well I have a secret cat admirer then as its not my cats ammon. Sybil will babysit the rabbits and did the gunea pigs too when they were alive and even sit in the hutch asleep with them, crazy cat and Wilfred loves his mummy and will bring home an odd mouse, over the years I have never had a bird. It wasn't very pleasant I must say. At least the bunny was still alive, makes you wonder how they manage to catch them eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
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31 Aug 08
aww a human and a cat admirer you lucky gal well considering the bunny was bigger than my cat maybe the bunny bullied her to let him/her in. Somehow i think not just one of those strange relationships like yours with the guinea pigs i guess she went back out with him when i let him out they sat in the back garden together. Strange!!
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
29 Aug 08
My little furry Benefactor has once brought me back A rabbit (a smallish one!) -I have a photo someplace..must post it sometime!,various Birds,and Meeces.He insisted on going out one wet night recently.and on his return,I opened the door to him to find him in the doorway quite wet and bedraggled looking,and there on the OTHER side of the doorway was an equally wet looking (and still Alive!) mouse He'd brought home! Needless to say,I closed the door with them both outside as I didn't need any other house guests..!
@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
Hi ShepherdsSpy, the delights they bring home with them eh! I know this pressie wasn't from my cats though as they always use the back entrance and I have never had more than a mouse. I don't blame you for shutting the door on your cat. Ellie :D
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
29 Aug 08
bringin' 'em back.. - One of the many little "Gifts" brought home by my furry Roomie..
the scene of the crime!
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 Aug 08
I couldn't leave a comment on the pic, but that is a fair size rabbit, I guess your cat must have been really proud to have bought that one home. My cat sits in with my rabbits as daft as she is, she thinks she is their mum bless. Ellie :D
@littleowl (7157)
28 Aug 08
Oh Ellie I feel for you having to clearup something like that ugh..wonder what cat would do something like that for you...being honest I have been fortunate not to of been left with anything like that infact really cant remember being left anything at all on my doorstep...Love andHuggles littleowl
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Littleowl, I still have been back out there, I know I should but I can't face it just yet. I have to go back out of the house at some time today but I just know I will be retching the whole time. Oh what joy I have to look forward to eh! Huggles. Ellie :D
@littleowl (7157)
28 Aug 08
Ugh I feel for you and hope you manage to do it..let us know how you get on...expect I would be the same as you..Huggles littleowl
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Littleowl, I boiled up a kettle of water in the end and swished it down the seteps then swept with the garden broom onto a graased area outside, yuk,all done now though. Huggles. Ellie :D
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
28 Aug 08
[i]ohhh....I always encounter that! LOL! In my parents' house, dogs will never do that, dad trained them so, whenever we have a new cat, on the moment of training them, they will always give us a surprise and work to do! LOL! I hate it so much! LOL! But, have to get some tissue or paper and pick it up and dispose it then wash the area with soap and water! My Parents have chickens and chicks too and when we will open the doors, they will be flying there to get inside and gave us again another mess to clean! LOL! but, theirs is not smelly as cat's mess![/i]
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Cheapricorn, Oh it was just so gross and nothing like my cats have ever bought back and they all use the back door, there are so many new cats around here at the moment and one seems to live in which ever house will feed him LOL. Huggles. Ellie :D
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• United States
28 Aug 08
really? wow! Maybe their way of saying "thank you fro feeding us" LOL! Joke!
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@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
6 Sep 08
Banjo doesn't leave things...he plays with them till they expire from their injuries or exhaustion then he consumes them. He seems to want a playmate rather than a victim of his hunting skills to my mind. He has brought home chickens, a baby rabbit and several bats...none of which had any injuries but I did remove them and return them as far as possible. The bunny was very beautiful and so sweet and cute...the chicken belonged to someone and the bats...please don't mention them but they are protected species here. He gets lots of mice and also frogs and lizards and birds. The birds around here though give him a pretty hard time if he even looks like he's stalking a feathered friend.
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@ellie333 (21029)
7 Sep 08
Hi MsTickle, I am just thankful my cats don't bring too much home and never a bird so whatever cat left this wasn't one of mine as I have had them too many years so know their style, Wilfred actually has two blackbirds up the road that are his friends, crazy cat and Sybil sits in with the rabbits and protects them and thinks she is their mummy. Banjo certainly brings you an assotment. Huggles. Ellie :D
• Canada
30 Aug 08
That's kind of gross! Haha. Well I don't know about the doorstep, but once when some friends and I were hanging out, our other friend came up to us holding some deer remains he found on the ground that were rotting and smelled disguisting. Who does that? Really! ....really!
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@ellie333 (21029)
30 Aug 08
Hi Telltheworld, Your friend does obviously, gross. Ellie :D
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
29 Aug 08
yuccckkk... i'm so sorry you have to clean up something disgusting as that... i don't know who decided to leave that stuffs in front of your door step... fortunately, it never happened to me... hopefully you will have the courage to clean it up soon... take care and have a nice day...
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
Hi Lingli, It was a pretty yukky job to have to do. I am pleased you have never experienced. Ellie :D
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@ashar123 (2359)
• India
29 Aug 08
The last remains of a mouse. I thought alot how to clean and remove it from my door step. First I thought its my courier who dropped this, someone might have sent for me but then finally i cleaned it up. Thanks God there was not too much to clean as I started feeling vomiting after cleaning that stuff.
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
Hi Ashar, I am sure it was probably a cat that left it for you. I was feeling rather sick myself clearing it all up I can assure you, yuk. Ellie :D
@Hatley (164391)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Aug 08
hi ellie years back we had our own house and my hubby ran a landscaping business.our kids were little. anyway my hubby hired a young man as a helper and the kid was so lazy myhubby had to fire him. The next night we were woke by some man really drunk who was on the phone and very abusive so my husband hung up on him. the next day we found my newly planted flower bed and been uprotted and the flowers flung on to our door step. we the police and my hubby told them about fireing the young man, but it turned out it was the nephew of the man he had fired who pulled up all our flowers.
• United States
28 Aug 08
the old fahion poo bag on fire, trick...but i didnt step in it!!! just got some water and wet it.
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@ellie333 (21029)
29 Aug 08
I have never had that on my door step thankfully, LOL. At least you didn't step on it eh! Ellie :D
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
28 Aug 08
It has been the remains of a poor bird. (possibly attacked by my cat) And that is all. I hope you find someone who can clean that up for you. *hugs*
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Shelly, No such luck, I had to sort it myself, took me a while to pluck up the courage to go out there, not impressed. I wouldn't have minded so much but definitely not a pressie from either of my cats. Ellie :D
@kidjuwee (612)
• Philippines
28 Aug 08
That's kind of gross to see in your doorstep. I hope it is not a piece of a human's body parts or something. I wonder who could have left it in your doorstep. I have never receive something so bizarre. It's probably because we have a gate and no doorstep.
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Kidjuwee, It was probably another cat as we have many in the area, but I know it wasn't from one of mine as they never come to the front of the house and always use the back and in all the years I have had them they haven't bought anything more than a small mouse home. I have cleared it away now, no it wasn't human remains definitely small creature or I would have called the police. Ellie :D
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I have had many gophers, birds, and other field critters laid in the kitchen or the living room from my loving and adorable cats. They are honoring us by giving us there catch. I'd just as well not have them because sometimes they were still alive but injured and I have to doctor them, scolding my babies and letting it go again when it was well enough. I hated to scold them because I do know they were gifting me. It some gifts I can do without.
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Moondancer, well I must have a cat admirer bringing me gifts then as it wasn from one of my two LOL, in all the years I have had them the most only one of them has bought to mummy is a mouse or what was left of it, we had guinea pigs and they thought they were thei parents rather than try to catch them as they lived in the garden and they only ever go out and come on through the back rather than the front so this is a mystery. Wow your cats bring you an array of gifts bless them even though to us its horrid. Thanks for sharing. Ellie :D
28 Aug 08
Hi ellie, Yuke! how awful, the only thing I hve had was birds brought in thourgh the cat flap and I give my Tom a go telling off and he has not done it again but Baby being a female had never done anything like that, she can't catch anything, bless her. Tamara
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Tamara, I wouldn't mind so much but it wasn't even from one of my cats LOL, it was yuk though, it really made me feel ill this morning. Huggles. Ellie :D
• India
28 Aug 08
How cute!! A darling kitty actually left an early morning gift for you!! They really ought to gift wrap the stuff. Mine do a lot of hunting at night, and in the morning, we see plenty of corpses and parts of corpses all over the house. Luckily most of them are insects. There was half of a mouse once and at another time, a quarter of a frog. They don't leave it at the doorstep. They bring it right into the kitchen and expect to be congratulated. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Positiveminded, I am used to my cats little pressies which are usually small mice or what left of them that they will bring in, that why I shut up all the doors in the house so they are only out the back bit, this was at the front though so not from one of my cats, I must have a cat admirer eh! Ellie :D
• United States
28 Aug 08
Sounds like kids with a nasty pranking habit. I don't think I've ever had anything left on my doorstep, well, not weird or anything. Better clean it up before the hot sun gets to cooking it, then you'll have every animal in town sniffing round your door.
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Gitfiddleplayer, Oh it was yuk, but all removed now even though I didn't relish the thought. Ellie :D
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Aug 08
I'm sorry I was hungry and came to visit..lol.. ok enough of the gross stuff..lol..the most bizzare was a squirrel my cats left me..how nice it was for me to find..glad it wasn't one of Michaels albino kind..I'd be in deep poopoo..lol.. huggles..I was going to say an ex..lol..left on my doorstep
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Rosekitty How could you, if you had told me you were coming I would have left cream out instead! A SQUIRREL, wow! Love the ex one, excellent gave me a giggle. I am hoping I don't get anymore pressies like this though, gross, yuk. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I would call animal control for cleaning. It can be dangerous for you health. You never know. It is scary to look at anyway.
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Aug 08
Hi Polachicago, I sluiced it away by pouring boiling hot water over it all and sweeping down the steps to the verge grass gutter area bit I couldn't face dustpan and brush bit as this was hard enough to do, but gone now, yuk, I really hope I don't get another one left. Ellie :D