I used to only be able to empty the garbage can for them when the lid didn’t go down all the way.
I waited until my people left the house so if I pulled out the wrong thing and they got mad at me I could always blame it on Scratchy. Scratchy’s a cat and cats are always up to no good.
I would pull everything I could out of the garbage can until the lid went flat again. Who wants a garbage lid to be sticking up letting all those good smells get loose? I figure my people are saving those smells for something special.
I kind of like having those special aromas around the house though, and I finally figured out how to do it.
It’s kind of tricky. If I step on this thing near the floor the lid on the garbage can pops up.
But here comes the hard part. I have to keep stepping on that little thing at the same time I’m reaching in to grab the garbage. If I’m not careful the lid comes plop down right on my head.
But it’s all worth it because I usually manage to get some good garbage out, just waiting for me to chew it up and waft in those wonderful aromas. (Did I say that?)
And when my people get home – and they look at me with that stern look – I only have one thing to say.
Scratchy did it!