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Meeep!

September 8th, 2008 (12:00 pm)

So I live in a two bedroom ground floor flat. As much, there's a small area at the front which is supposed to be for a garden, and a paved patio style spot accessible from a back door. They're small, cramped and I never use them. As such they've become horribly overgrown over the summer, and I really should have stopped that happening. I did make a half effort at clearing the trailing vines/thorny branches from going out into the public passageway.

Surprise #1 : the council turned up this morning to clear the stuff. Ooookay, I think. Stuff needs to be done anyway, and if I don't have to do the actual work, great!

Surprise #2 : they found a dead dog there.

To which I'm shocked, flabbergasted and lost. How the hell did it get there, what happened to the poor thing and what the hell do I do now? Is it my responsiblity to have it disposed of? The RSPCA? Enviromental Health? And all this, half an hour before I have to go to work...

Only thing I know for certain : never, never, never again is it getting that overgrown.

Comments

Posted by: mabel_marsters (mabel_marsters)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)

Meep! Indeed! Yuck! Can't have been there that long otherwise would have smelled the place out!

Better go cut my lawn...

Posted by: Shapinglight (shapinglight)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)

:Regards own overgrown lawn with suspicion:

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)

Oh dear! That's rather sad. :(

Could you bung down a load of gravel over the grass to stop it growing? It might be money well spent?

Posted by: draconin (draconin)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)

I do hope you won't find that the council bills you for the work of clearing it! Is it your property that they cleared or are you renting? I had a thing with the council some years back where they told me that I had to cut down a tree. I told them I felt it was fine the way it was and was told that if I didn't do it they would and then bill me for it.
ETD: They should have sent you a letter first if that was the case though!

Edited at 2008-09-08 02:55 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)

Eww.

Just eww.

Posted by: houses (houses7177)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)

Well, that's traumatic.

Posted by: Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)

Now that's just a little untidy... if it was a dead moose you would have cause to be a bit more worried.

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
meep

Yeuch. We had our back yard paved - it certainly helps.

Posted by: Corinna (alwaysjbj)
Posted at: September 8th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Jon laugh

Only thing I know for certain : never, never, never again is it getting that overgrown.

LOL Sounds like a good plan!

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