Fiction scene about a child following pet around eating its "droppings
April 17, 2023 3:09 AM   Subscribe

This is driving me nuts - there was a scene I watched (or maybe read) where one character is telling a second character about the third person in the scene who used to follow their hampster/cat around eating its droppings as lollies/treats. It was played for laughs but darkly I think and the third character couldn't refute because they couldn't talk or something. I can't remember where I saw it and it's driving me crazy.
posted by Lesium to Media & Arts (5 answers total)
torey hayden's nonfiction One Child has a passage in which hayden's teenage helper ( she used her study hall time and sometimes cut class) ropes the 6 year old main subject of the book into painting rabbit poop to be used in place of the colored chips for a mosaic. Another nonverbal special needs kid finds it , eats and pukes it up. Hayden says the paint was nontoxic.
posted by brujita at 4:05 AM on April 17, 2023

Lesium, this is absolutely also ringing bells for me, as part of a piece of fiction. I can't bring it to mind, but you're remembering a real thing!

(I hope!)
posted by sagc at 6:51 AM on April 17, 2023

Best answer: Is it this scene from The Office Season 9 Episode 11? Bad video quality, but:

Dwight: That never happened. He's always been a liar. Ever since he was a little kid. He got caught "saving treats" from the kitty litter box.
Suit Store Father: Really shameful.
Clark: So we can offer you matte or glossy printing-
Dwight: Glistening brown morsels tumbling from every pouch in his trousers.
Clark: There's obviously a volume discount uh, if you-
Dwight: Following the cat around on his knees with his hands cupped beneath its tail, going "please kitty, may I have some more?" You can't make this stuff up!
Clark: No, I think someone could make it up. Someone with very few friends.
Suit Store Son: Hey fellas, sorry to keep you waiting.
Suit Store Father: Here he is, my son.
Dwight: [scoffs] Got cat turd collector written all over him.
Suit Store Son: Did you say cat turd collector?
posted by rabbitbookworm at 7:06 AM on April 17, 2023 [3 favorites]

Best answer: Definitely The Office as cited above. And Clark couldn't refute it because they were pretending to be a father and son to get the suit store's business.
posted by Nickel at 9:00 AM on April 17, 2023

Response by poster: Yep, its The Office, thankyou that had been driving me quietly crazy lol
posted by Lesium at 1:58 PM on April 17, 2023

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