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10.. 100 dead cats.. Client wants me to service lawn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Anthony-MB, May 5, 2005.

  1. Anthony-MB

    Anthony-MB LawnSite Member
    from georgia
    Messages: 109

    10.. 100 dead cats.. Client wants me to service lawn

    What whould you do ???

    A potential client called me to mow and treat her lawn for weeds.
    When I got there, I saw a big dumpster(25 ft) full of cat climbing structures

    Of coarse I thought how odd

    then I thought back ... wasn't there some news of some dead cats found inside a house in my area???
    I thought it was last year..

    any way I look the property over - front yard very small and level - back yard requires 21" mower
    under deck I see a large cage .. in it I thought was a sock or some black material -
    NO ... it was a dead cat - kitten

    OH my god could this really be the house !!!

    I talk to the owner - (play dumb - we all want new clients .... but?? ) told her about the dead cat - but verbally agreed to service the property

    I had serious thoughts, so I ran her name thru the web ----- !!!!
    Sucpition confirmed - house of cat horrors - more than 100 cats found dead inside - 2 months ago

    tomorrow is going to rain - I'm thinking - to call her and stop service and refer someone else.

  2. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Messages: 859

    thats scary... get away fast!
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    Just walk...If she's that much of a weirdo, you would probably be in for frustration, anyhow.

    Could be worse, though! Atleast you weren't finding wheelchairs and peoples' clothes and belongings in the dumpster!
  4. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Business is business,
    If you get personal, it's your loss someone else will do the work.

    The money dosn't care about dead cats or politics it's all green.

    Get the contract!

  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Sorry, no time for weirdos.
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,645

    Report it to the humane society
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Better yet call the nut house and get her a room all ready instead. :dizzy:
  8. Davis Lawn Mowing LLC

    Davis Lawn Mowing LLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Walk away. If someone is weird enough to have 100 cats they are already off the deep end. This one sounds tailor made as a bobby story in the future. If I were you I would walk away.
  9. BladeRunner1967

    BladeRunner1967 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 202

    Maybe you could sell the cats to the local chinese food restaraunt? Just kidding, dude. I almost ran over a dead squirrel one time. What's the difference? Mow around it and collect the money. (overcharge) She sounds like a great conversation piece when your out with friends. I would drop her as soon as she become a pita though.
  10. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,758

    Leave this one alone. I would also report her, this is not a normal person. Also where are you in Georgia in case she calls me, I have enough weirdos!

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