Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pondering Litter

The word 'litter' was a fun topic to peruse today from BYG Adventures, so thanks for the challenge, Brenda.

My first use of the word litter is for the puppies that might be born to one mama.  



Click here to go to the website where these puppies are offered for sale.  Doesn't the mama look absolutely exhausted?!


There are an amazing number of cat litters available on the market.  Each one claims to have no odor.  Really?  I think it's up to the cat owner to make sure the box is cleaned out fairly often to make sure the odor is not there.  Sorry for the intrusion, Kitty Kat.  Someone else took this picture.


This is a litter to carry a person.  A litter was often used to transport royalty by lifting the carriage onto long beams to be carried by subordinates.


And finally, the one with which we are all familiar - trash in the streets.  Why are folks so busy that they can't take the time to through the trash from their drinks and sandwiches into a trash receptacle.  To see this litter along the roads and streets makes me crazy!

Then, of course, there is the litter of clothes scattered on the floor for those who still have children or husbands (or themselves) who don't pick up and put away.  Be sure to visit Brenda to see what others have come up with to address the word litter.

Have a lovely Thursday, and please use the trash cans!

Linda Kay

27 comments:

Mike said...

I see that the can lady hasn't been by that street lately.

Janie Junebug said...

The dogs are beautiful, and you came up with so many uses of litter. Good job.

Love,
Janie

whiteangel said...

Wonderful explanations of litter.

Hilary said...

who ever realized liter had so many meanings?

biebkriebels said...

The cat litter I see here every day, they indeed like a clean one.

Bethany Carson said...

I think I like the first litter best! :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A little litter goes a long way. Some words have their uses.

John's Island said...

Hi Linda Kay, Your post today brought a smile to my face. Looking at that first photo ... even before reading your comment on it ... My goodness ... That poor dog looks totally exhausted! Ha ha. Is that 7 pups? There should be some kind of award for this. Thanks for the great post. John

Debbie said...

i really, really dislike litterbugs...all the rest are interesting!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, this was an interesting post! And yes, that poor mama dog looks exhausted. I hope she has a long reprieve before another litter.

Brenda Gladden said...

Great post Linda!
I totally forgot about the litter to carry someone on.

Thanks for pondering with me!

retired not tired said...

Great post! I got the litter carrier as well.

TexWisGirl said...

never a fan of the last kind - but who is? :)

Josie Two Shoes said...

I loved your photo essay on litter, Linda Kay, especially that kitty who probably wasn't amused by the intrusion, though ours seem to think they need to accompany me to the bathroom and share the moment, since their litter boxes are also located there. :-) I have yet to find a "no smell" cat litter, but you are right, it's all about keeping them clean. Walking into a house that smells of dirty cat box is NOT pleasant, and owners tend to become immune! I am so with you on the litter people toss out, especially those plastic shopping bags, we see them everywhere here and I hope our city/state will outlaw them as others have done!

DeniseinVA said...

Great post on the little theme Linda Kay, you've come up with some good ones here. Thanks for stopping by :)

Ida said...

All very good exampls of the different means of the word. Just a heads up but your Good Fences link brings you to this post.

Marie said...

Great finds for the word litter! Yes, that poor Mama dog does look like she could use some time alone! :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

I do not like people who litter. Love the litter in the first shot.

Ruth Kelly said...

Sweet puppies but I can do without seeing a cat poo!

Gosia k said...

lovely photo of dog. Explanation of litter is so interesting..r

Romi C said...

This post can serve as a great picture dictionary for the word 'litter.' -- I didn't know the 'litter' for carrying a person.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the first shot is just adorable.. I love PUPPIES.. I do not like people who litter.. Great post and images. Enjoy your weekend ahead!

Nonnie said...

I remember how exhausted my mini dachshund was after giving birth to her litter and also that she would not leave the side. She was such an attentive mama. And I remember on a ski trip one year, my sil fell and had to be taken by the ski patrol down the mountain in a litter. I remember saying to them that I would be right behind them!! Ha!! That guy was fast!! Poor cat caught in the act!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, Great photos and thoughts about LITTER. I have heard of all of those definitions of litter --but the one I think of first is litter on the streets --and on hiking trails. Makes me so mad to think that people can't pick up after themselves.... Dang!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Amy at love made my home said...

I never knew about the litter to carry people around. xx

Michelle F said...

Poor kitty...must be a moma cat...lol
without a moment of peace

It makes me so mad when people litter the roadside.
I must say I haven't seen a lot of roadside litter now that we have clean-up crews.

Have a great evening!
Thanks for dropping by!

Rory Bore said...

I hate THAT kind of litter all over our planet, AND the kind in my house. which is very much on this lazy Sunday afternoon.
But the puppy litter - that I would take!! so cute.
And yeah, our cat litter smells because the room it is in never seems to lost that smell even when the litter box is clean. And I even keep the window open a crack all the time.

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