Janet the Goatherd

August 27th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

This morning was a breath of fresh air.  Literally.  It rained yesterday and the air was much clearer this morning.  We didn’t find any money but did find a bristle and flung a rabbit.  Strangely, there was a plastic fork next to the rabbit.  We got honks from Mr. Handyman, and the tan SUV and a drive-by honk as we were approaching home.  We also got another thank-you from the green minivan.


This time they stopped and spoke with Janet and told her how good she was.  What am I,  chopped liver?

On 112th, we witnessed the annual Eastern Migration of the Snails.


We saw several of these, all headed across the street.  Bad timing, though, the beginning of rush hour.  We may be flinging snails tomorrow.


We found a Lyft sticker, a spoon in good condition, another rubber glove and a Petco ball near the Petco store.  The ball looked new.  I guess the dog didn’t like the taste.  [Note: Later this week I dog-sat a friend’s dog, Porter.  She liked the ball.]

We had a chat with the Tesla Bike guy.


Nice vest!

We found more drug evidence,


a baggie, a rubber glove and two straws.

We found two Gatorade-Butt bottles on Norway hill.


One had been de-cap-itated by the mowers.


August 28th, 2018 – Park and Ride Route.

Today was a bit hazier than yesterday as the smoke started settling in again.  We got honks from Mr. Handyman and a drive-by.  We flung a rabbit and found 52 cents.


Two quarters and two pennies.  We also found a pair of work gloves and a rubber glove.


We’ve been passing this tuft of grass on our Park and Ride walks.


It appears to have picked a bad place to put down roots, but it is avoiding the mowers.

We uncemented a can of PVC cement that was cemented to the cement.




Not an Audi!  What’s the world coming to?

We found another tool for the found-tool collection.


Tesla Bike Guy.


He stopped and talked to us for almost ten minutes on subjects ranging from gadgets, local politics and corruption, and police scanners.  Interesting guy.


August 29th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

Today was quiet with moderate trash and traffic and we got a honk from Mr. Handyman.  We didn’t find anything to fling.  However, todays walk was very rewarding.  A car stopped on 112th Ave NE near the start of our walk and gave Janet two $25 Starbucks gift cards.  This was the same person who offered to take the Styrofoam from us last week.

On Juanita Woodinville Way, someone left a bunch of trash in the middle of the street.


The left us a penny tip.  They also left their receipt.


McDonald’s needs a Litter line item.

The Feds caught up with Juul.


They have a new nicotine warning on the package.


We don’t know either.


We found these strewn separately along Juanita Woodinville Way.  Shatterproof for Poolside, Beach, Backyard BBQ, Picnic and Camping.  Oh, and apparently for driving too.


We saw the Tesla Bike Guy again but he didn’t stop and neither did we.

I saw a glove in the middle of the street.  Traffic was heavy so I took a picture from the side of the road.


I was looking at the photo and heard a horn honk and looked up.


A lady had stopped in the lane, turned on her flashers and was waiting for me to cross the street.  One of the ten or so cars behind her had honked at her.  I gave her a wave and quickly grabbed the glove.  About 50 feet farther, there was  piece of cardboard in the middle.  As I waited for a break in traffic, I was careful to not appear to want across the street.  A video of the incident is here.


August 30th, 2018 – Park and Ride Route.

Today was a bit warmer and there was a moderate amount of trash.  We got one honk from Mr. Handyman but found no money and nothing to fling.

We did find an iPhone-Ex,


as in Ex-iPhone.  It had been run over but I plugged it in anyway.  Nothing.

The road over Norway Hill got new reflectors.


I think they overdid it.

I took another dive into Gatorade Gully.


I was grabbed by a berry bush but found a trove.


Eight bottles of Gatorade-Butt bottles and a Coors can.

Elsewhere this morning, we found another Gatorade bottle.


No butts in it, though.

As we were nearing home, we came across a goat out of its pen.


Janet stayed on the road and I walked down to the owner’s house.  There was no answer, so I walked back toward the road and saw the goat return to its pen through an open gate.


Janet had herded the goat back toward the driveway.  The goat really wanted back into its familiar surroundings.

I closed and secured the gate,


and the goat was a happy.


August 31st, 2018 – Safeway Route.

This morning was overcast with a slight mist.  We didn’t get any honks, but we found a nickel and a quarter in different spots.  We flung a squirrel on Norway Hill.  Otherwise, it was a quiet walk.

We did find a gas cap.


We have probably found about ten of these near the 7-Eleven.

Someone dumped their half-eaten Mac ‘n Cheese plus a dinner fork on Juanita Woodinville Way.


The McLitterers were here.


This was in a new location for them.  We can start mapping their route.


Another ball for the Ball Collection.


Eleven weeks now.


September 1st, 2018 – Riverside Drive.

Today we walked a shortened version of our normal Saturday walk omitting the cool-down lap down 112th Ave NE.  There was a lot of trash down the hill and the normal amount along Riverside Drive.  We flung a rabbit and a snake.

Our first unique find of the day was this:


This was a fitting find today since I leave for Italy this evening.  This means that next week’s post may be a bit sparse, but we’ll see.  I don’t plan on picking up trash in Italy.


Yet another Gatorade-Butt bottle.  This one was in the ditch on the way down the hill, far from Gatorade Gully.


Someone dropped a bicycle innertube in Bothell near the Burke Gilman trail.  We left it in a dumpster.


We found two black rubber gloves along riverside drive.  The were separated but appear to be a pair.  We also found a blue glove along with a plastic bag.  Inside the bag was the other blue glove and some wads of what looked like tissues, but we did not open it to investigate.  Some things should remain a mystery.


Yet another snake fatality along Riverside Drive.

Dream Girls Ticket.


Free admission!

We found a baggie.


Inside was a smaller baggie and two dime bags.  All empty.


Another ball for the Ball Collection.

We did not find any large wine bottles today.


However we did find this small plastic bottle in the same area.  It was much easier to carry.


The car wouldn’t budge.

We found these outside the apartments on Riverside Drive.


Victoria’s Secret Love Spell Hydrating Body Lotion and Amaretto Flavored Gloss.  Both are full and cost a total of $27.  I am sure there is a story here, but will probably be another mystery.


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