Last week I was walking down St. Viateur in Montreal.
A hand written letter stapled to a telephone pole caught my eye.
The news was shocking, it was a warning to be on the look out for for a white van traveling the alleys of the mile end by night cat-napping cats. That is too say, stealling cats, not pulling over for a quick nap. (Although that is a safe driving technique I suggest for drowsy drivers.)
I went back the next day to take a picture and to my surprise it was gone! I quickly looked around the curb and gutter of the street for any remnants of torn piece of paper. The street was uncharacteristically litter free. Just then a white van ripped by! I photographed the van and it's license plate. Was the missing poster condemning white vans related to the sudden appearance of the white van? Urg... I may never know.
I found a second posting of the warning near "the mountain" and this time I got a picture. Here, have a read:
Now I see white vans every where but none have a conclusive evidence of wrong doing.
That night I left the apartment at about 1:30pm. I made sure my cat was secured inside before jumping the wire fence in to the alley. I slink in and out of the darkness between street lights. The glowing eyes of cats can be seen in almost every yard. If I were these Cat-stealing jerks, I'd be hitting the Jack pot.
A motion light comes on and I jump a little, then I move on. I feel self-conscious. What if someone thinks I'm the Cat-Burglar? I feel more relaxed knowing there is know one else around. Except cats! and their creepy eyes! Relax you feline bastards I'm on your side.
I return home about half and hour later. Nothing to report. Mystery Unsolved.
Who are these Kitty Thieves?
What do the do with those Cats?
Who is posting these warning signs?
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Posted by Citizen Justice at Wednesday, September 24, 2008