Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mysteries Five and Six














As regular blurb lurkers know, my Jorgi dog Milly and I scour our neighbourhood for things that puzzle, amuse and bemuse us. This is even more convenient if they're on the way to the post office, corner shop or school and sighted during a Flemington Association letterbox drop.

For Milly our investigative process normally means using her wet nose to sniff and hopefully work out which dog left their liquid mark on a nearby tree trunk or tyre and for me it means using my much-larger protuberance and a business card with a message scrawled across it to produce the answer to our present problem.

However, this is an unusual one, because our next chosen subject firstly wanted - no, insisted and very firmly I might add - that we solve another mystery before they would cooperate with our request to reveal their secret in full. To be fair, she sounded worried and anxious.
"Kath, before I meet with you, I need you to do something for me."

"Excluding storage of anything illicit up my colon, just name it," I replied.

"W-e-l-l, a few of us in my street are really worried because these .....


















.......... have popped up everywhere."

"Ah, yes," I said, smugly. "I do know what they are for, actually. And maybe you were thinking that you were being marked for a future robbery, a future rape-n-pillage party hosted by overly-medicated fairies or ~shudder~ a televised visit from David Koch?"















"Yes, something like that," she said, voice quivering over the phone. "Can you help me?"
Maybe. If I feel like it. If you bend to my (increasingly nosey) will.

Can you, dear readers?

10 comments:

River said...

The first pink spot looks like dropped strawberry icecream, but the second one with the two spots by the gate has me stumped. Council markings for some kind of installation? Going back to read the Flemington Association Newsletter. Maybe there's a clue.

River said...

So after reading the newsletters for april, May and June, I'm no wiser. Unless the pink spots are on Mt Alexander Road? Then they might be markers for the proposed widening of the road? If they're on Racecourse Road they could possibly be markers for footpath repair, part of the Flemington Neighbourhood Renewal program.

Cat J B said...

Can I help? Um, no. Mystified actually. Although it does look remarkably similar to something my 1 year old spat out today....

eleanor bloom said...

the pink polka dot pixie fairy is coming to visit...!!!!?

Kath Lockett said...

River, you win the (imaginary, but well-intentioned) prize for being the most keen and for going as far as reading the Flemington Association newsletter online. Sadly, the answer isn't located there.

Cat JB, let's just say that this isn't something you'd want to eat. Then again, whatever your 1 year old spat out probably wasn't food grade material either?

Close Eleanor, very close.....

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Deep Kick Girl said...

Call me thick (many have) but I have no idea what these dots could mean. Please explain.

Baino said...

Hmmm . . mystery indeed . . equidistant points, same diameter . .did you taste it? Get down on all fours and schniff it? Poke your pinky in and dab it?
Ok Pink Panther, do your best and solve the mystery.

ashleigh said...

somebody marking the ground for the buried services, pipes and things. They're gonna be digging BIG HOLES soon.

Anonymous said...

The pink dots were used by the Fruit Fly inspection team to mark the premises that registered NOT to be inspected.