Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sentence Structure- It means something

I get all kinds of flyers dropped off at the office. An open house at Dr. Somebody's new office, announcement of a new physical therapy place or MRI facility, etc.

Today a flyer was left about a rescue pets event, featuring a fundraiser and cookout contest. I can't put it up here, because it had too much info in it. So I'll do my best to tell you about it.

We don't go to these. We already have 3 rescue dogs, and if we went we'd want to bring them all home. Mrs. Grumpy and I are softies for dogs.

But it sure caught my eye.

It could have said: "Adopt-a-pet: fundraiser and barbecue" or "Fundraiser for Homeless Pets", or "Local Homeless Pet Shelter Event"

But no.

It said, in big letters, "HOMELESS PET BARBECUE NIGHT".

In other notes, it listed the participants at the bottom, including: Local Greyhound Rescue, St. Bernard Friends, Humane Society, etc. At the bottom of the list was "Local Rat Rescue League".

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

how can they tell if the rat is local? are they profiling?

pharmacy chick said...

do they taste like chicken?

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with "Homeless Pet Barbecue Night"?...
I went to a similar event last week - the spit-roasted hamster was to die for!

;)


(Just kidding - I love animals
....and sarcastic neurologists)

Rusty Hoe said...

Just looking at my great danes (one's a rescue) and I'm thinking we could have a quite a large bbq, though they may be a bit sinewy.

Having eaten a lot of rat in rural Vietnam I can say it is rather tasty. Though I did learn that you want to eat country rat not city rat, to much human poo content in a city rat. If you do decide to attend I'd be asking the question.

Blathering said...

Apparently, there is a rescue league for my ex boyfriend! Did not know he'd moved :P

Anonymous said...

I have a miniature dachshund, and when he misbehaves I threaten to go get the mustard. I think from now on I'll just point at the hibachi.

Anonymous said...

6:53- cuye! que sabrosa!

Lipstick said...

they should also feature Sauteed Road Kill along with Bar-B-Qued Homeless Pets.

Rescuedog said...

We have three rescue labs, went to the store to buy them food and came home with a poodle mix who was on clearance ( I couldn't leave him there!) Now I buy the dog food at the grocery store.

Check out www.adoptalab.org, we've adopted four times from them.

Rescuedog

Maha said...

LOL! I needed that after today!!

Jules Someone said...

I like mine medium rare.

Anonymous said...

Nevermind the sentence structure, doesn't it seem kind of wrong to build a fundraiser to save one set of animals around GRILLING ANOTHER?

Parchment said...

Om nom nom nom.

Albinoblackbear said...

That is hilariously bad.

Maybe the person who made the poster was one of your patients. ;)

(Specifically the one who wanted the results for the test they never had).

River said...

Barbecued hot dogs?

Jameson said...

I have always had pet rats going back to when I was 13 or 14 (I'm 19 now) and I've heard of several rat-rescues, even the local humane society has rats for adoption.

Sounds strange, but they seem to actually place them!

Take Care!

ER's Mom said...

My husband has forbidden me to go to these type of events, as I start whining worse than our kids that we NEED another dog...

Rescue mom of a lab-mix and a pure-bred chow-chow.

Julie said...

lol ... surely someone read it before printing ...

and as for a 'Local Rat Rescue League' ... scary, just downright scary!

Old MD Girl said...

I hear greyhound is delicious.

Frances said...

Domestic rats have been pets for about 150 years - longer than hamsters! I know they're not commen in America, but here in Blighty they're very popular pets.

Rat rescues look after animals that have been hurt, often treated really awfully, becuase people think that rats are less-than-pets, 'nasty animals', and stupid pets. That's in spite of how clever they are!
Rats are also the only animals apart from humans and chimps that laugh in humour and play, and have been shown in experiments to be altruistic.
So no, cruelty domestic rats - not really a punchline, sorry.

Kim said...

I once saw a headline in a Syracuse, New York newspaper that read: MURDER SUSPECT IN JAIL, VICTIM SAYS.

Whew! Really? The victim of the murderer said that? Wow. People can be brought back to life!

The Plaid Cow said...

My first thought on the rats was Rat Terrier (a breed of dog). (If you Google "Local Rat Rescue League", the first hit comes back as "American Rat Terrier Rescue".)

Perhaps not the best language, but certainly understandable.

The Mother said...

Mine's scrawny, but we can add her to the menu.

Anonymous said...

I think some readers need to learn about the subtleties of sarcasm....

student dr. blaze said...

Somebody needs to come rescue my lab rats, because after Frances' comment, I have no idea how I'm going to do my experiments. There's a reason I'm a vegetarian and also not a vet. Cruelty toward animals breaks my heart.

How the hell am I going to make it through my master's degree?! :-(

G said...

I guess if I was starving to death I would eat a dog. But not a collie, because I don't like the taste of collie.

kids doc said...

I suppose they will serve rack of lab.

Rogue Medic said...

Maybe the barbecue was being run by PETA.

One name I do not expect to see is National Politician Rescue League. Although is there is a politician barbecue, imagine what a phenomenal fund raiser that would be.

You might have to have 2 separate barbecues. One for each of the 2 major crime families.

Anonymous said...

Signs have popped up all over our town lately declaring a "HUGE KIDS SALE" in big red letters. Those poor kids.

 
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