Sunday, May 16, 2010

A new enemy, closer to home

On Wednesday, the human pet learned some very bad news. She had plumbers come over to take care of both bathrooms, and in the process, they discovered that the beautiful tree in the backyard has been thieving water out of tiny holes in our main pipe. The tree has been so thirsty that it has created an air pocket which is stopping the hallway toilet from flushing.

Should we be so daring as to flush it now, it might erupt like Mount Vesuvius. Unfortunately, in this analogy, we would be Pompeii.

The cost to fix the toilet and the pipe is tremendous. For this reason alone, I have decided to add the Backyard Tree to the very tippy-top of my Litter List. It's not like the human pet doesn't have enough going on in her life! All she does is work, work, work, but did the Backyard Tree ever think about that before it went stuffing its greedy little roots into our main pipe? Clearly, the Backyard Tree didn't care about the pet's feelings. All it cared about was itself!

Selfish, thieving, overgrown sapling!!!

ZEUS

7 comments:

Parker said...

Oh, that does suck!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh yuck. We have one toilet that is not flushing right and the Woman is worried about that--except that it is upstairs and we are not sure what could have gotten to it--the trees aren't that close to the house either.

Cory said...

Uh oh...

The Island Cats said...

Well that's no fun at all!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Those tree roots can cause all kinds of problems!

The Crew said...

Not good news.

Have you offered to share your litterbox? It would be a nice gesture.

Anonymous said...

My humans had the same problem at the old house, good luck to your human pet, trees are beautiful but very destructive when they got their roots poking in the underground pipes.
Jake the red tabby.