That title is a snippet of roadside bathroom graffiti that my hero Stephen King immortalised.
We don’t have a fan-vent in our bathroom. Well, we do, but it is a very current work in progress and it literally doesn’t have a current as of yet. So whenwe bathe, the tiny room gets all steamed up. Since I have plants in there that I don’t want the cats to eat, the only ventilation is to open the small top window.
Himself had a shower on Tuesday morning, and when I got home that evening I immediately saw this on our shower curtain:
That looks like bird-poop to me! All we can figure is that a small bird came in through the open window, perched on the curtain rail long enough to stain the curtain forever, and got back out. Without knocking anything over in a panic, which is pretty impressive!
Maybe the bird just came in for a shower!
Maybe a sip of soapy water?
Actually we have had quite a few birds collecting spider webs from our window frames this last week. They use them in nest building – may be explanation as to how it got in.
Awww, I do let the spiders live and nest inside as much as they want. I’ll have to see if the egg cases are still in there.
What I think is fascinating in all this is the bravery of the bird, going inside a home with your wonderful playful and active cats. I bet on realizing the mistake the bird pooped and rushed from the home vowing to look in the windows first next time. 🙂 Hugs
It’s the only cat-free room! Unless I’m in there doing my business. In which case it is a tiny room with two cats and a person 🙂
This should come with a warning: EXPLICIT PICTURES OF BIRD POOP IN POST. DO NOT VIEW WHILE EATING. THANK YOU.
Why the hell are you eating and reading my blog? Seriously you know I will talk about poop, blood, poop, death, farts, poop…
Well, sometimes it’s about flowers. I can take the written word, anyhow, but that was quite an image.
Yeah, well…it’s still there as I can’t be arsed to clean it.
Farts…Poop…Farts…. ( teenage giggles , and more giggles from an adult who forgot to grow out of bathroom humor. ) Hugs
You, me and Sled makes three! We all love 9 year old boy giggles. It’s why I love you: no matter how shitty the world is, or how smart we are, we still laugh at fart jokes!
Are you telling me a bird came in *while he was in the shower*, perched and did its business, and got out again without him noticing? And, while I think of it, without him noticing the poop on the curtain when he got out of the shower? (Although the latter is male-pattern mess blindness, isn’t it?)
No! I think it came in because he left the window open for ventilation.
But yah, he didn’t see the poop all day until I pointed it out!
Yup, that’s definitely male-pattern mess blindness. Just like Himself didn’t see where the Dowager’s cat had tossed its cookies on the rug…all day. But managed not to step in it. Funny, that.
It’s not blindness… We just don’t care enough to clean it.
Yeah I’m failing on that front, myself.
It’s not failing. It’s being alternatively occupied.
Funny, I didn’t get that impression when Himself stepped in the cat sick… But you may be right. It certainly doesn’t stop him ignoring bins that need emptying and toilet rolls that need replacing 😦
Ha! We do have a rule about whoever finds cat or dog mess has to clean it up. Never thought to include wild birds!
You could cover all eventualities: any non-human poop!
And pukes! Ah, love them anyway 🙂
Well, I’ll be quite glad when the Dowager’s cat returns home. She’s not a bad old thing, but she’s very, very vocal and a tyrant about feeding time… 5 minutes late and you get stink-eye and incessant commentary.
Ah, they know! It is endlessly fascinating to me how cats and dogs can tell time. ‘They’ say it is a human invention – I think not!
In warmer weather, I like to keep my cottage doors open so I can get a breeze though the screens. But now and then some animal will come right up to the screens to see what’s going on with me. I’ve had cats, dogs, squirrels, and one raccoon do it.
I wish we had screens!!! I’d have to make them myself and I don’t trust my abilities enough that the cats/dog wouldn’t just push them out. Or the neighbor’s cat push her way in!
I take it they don’t sell screen doors in Ireland?
Well, none of the windows have screens. We do have a sliding door but it’s not set up for a screen track.
Before the Windows were updated a few years ago we had birds sitting on the tops when they were open.
I know a few of them flew in as we often got feathers in the sink and floor
I’m mostly surprised that none of my plants were knocked about.
In Snow White the birds helped do the dishes and clean up…
Who knows what they do when not being watched!
At least it didn’t poop on our toothbrushes.
… That you noticed…
Dun Dun Duuun. B-)
Well it’s obvious! The toilet seat was down so he had nowhere else to go!
Well, your post title sure must have dragged them in! Pretty eugghhh really but birds have to do what birds have to do 😉