Every Monday is a very special day for dogs in Kilsby. You have to get your owner up nice and early, and get out and about before the bin men come. This is the day when everyone puts out all their rubbish. Lots of nice smells everywhere. It’s like doggy Christmas Day.
The big bin is too high up to reach so you have to wait until the bin lorry has been, because there are always a few titbits left on the road when they are gone. But before the Collection, the recycling boxes are best, their lids are open and you can see right inside. I don’t know why grown-ups throw these things away. The papers are great for tearing up and making a mess everywhere. The cardboard food boxes always have some tasty scraps left in them.
The blue recycling bin is a different kind of challenge, although now I have learned how to get bottle tops off, it’s much more fun. It has empty bottles, many which smell strongly of alcohol, must be from a grown-up party that I wasn’t invited to. Then there are the baked bean tins, which are definitely worth a lick or two. And the yoghurt cartons. And the soup packets. But, never any biscuits. Grrrrr!
Finally, the very bestest of smells come from the cooked food waste bin. Sunday lunches only half eaten. What a terrible thing to throw away perfectly good food when there are hungry dogs everywhere.
I don’t understand humans, they have some very wasteful habits.