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Concerned Driver's Conversation Over Deceased 'Dog' Goes Viral After Animal Control Center Clears Up Hilarious Mistake


Animal welfare officers in Providence, Rhode Island got a much-needed bit of levity in their day recently and it's gone viral.

A concerned motorist messaged them about a dead dog on the side of the road. She couldn't stop, but she gave officers a description and location hoping they might be able to collect it and notify the owners. Officers went out and found ... well ... not a dog.

We don't know a lot about Kristen Polletta. We know she has a smartphone, we know she's got a big heart, and we know she's not afraid to let those powers combine.

We also know she's totally not afraid to laugh at herself. While heading to a meeting, Kristen passed what she swore was a dead dog.

She was even pretty positive about the breed—a schnauzer or maybe a yorkie. She knew she didn't have time to stop, but she absolutely had time to shoot a message to someone who could help.

Kristen pulled up the Facebook page for Providence Animal Control and reached out.

Erika Cole, the Director of animal control, told Bored Panda that calls to their facility are rarely untrue. Officers were caught off guard because the area Kristen described was mostly shops and businesses with very few homes.

It would have been strange to find any dogs there, but they take every report seriously and went in search of the unfortunate little animal. Cole says officers were fearing the worst, but got a "much-needed laugh" when they arrived on scene.

They were expecting to find the body of a dead dog with a pink or purple collar, but instead they found this:


Kristen had accidentally dispatched animal control officers to the scene of a dead wig—and everyone involved thought it was hilarious. She kept up a brief chat with officers, had a good laugh at her own expense and eventually shared screenshots of the conversation on social media.

So did Animal Control.

Here they are in all their glory.





Facebook had a blast laughing along with them.

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But we don't want you leaving thinking that Kristen is the only person whose eyes played tricks on them.

Let's go back to Erika Cole, the animal control director, for this. They got a call around Thanksgiving from a person who claimed to have found mummified kittens tied up in a bag.

We'll let her take it from there.

"A day or two after Thanksgiving, we received a similar complaint of a bag of dead cats and mummified kittens. Of course, that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and you go in to 'I'll find you' mode."
"The kind complainant was very upset and even sent a screenshot of Google Maps to show us exactly where the bag was. Once the ACO arrived at the scene, she called me to say that the bag contained someone's turkey dinner…or, what was left of it and that the mummified kittens turned out to be stuffing."
"A child who lived across the street came out to see what was going on and asked the officer why she was going through a bag of someone's Thanksgiving dinner?!!"
"Regardless of how silly or serious a call may or may not be, we are very grateful that our citizens take on the task of being the eyes and ears of Providence."

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Reddit user u/GeekyKirby wanted to get something for their boyfriend for his birthday, but he said not to get him anything because it is so close to Christmas, so they decided it was time to get creative.

When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too 🤞🏽- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:



Latte Art:

Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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