Friday, February 21, 2014

We Interrupt this posting......

Tonight, I, Mabel, am a hero.
That's right, a hero.
This is me, Mabel, looking Heroic
The hour was late; the night was dark and it was long past my nightly forced march time. I was on my comfy couch under my magically warm blanket in the midst of my late evening snooze when, suddenly, I heard voices.
No, I mean real voices. Outside. On the back side of my house and territory.
Of course I immediately ran outside and told Harley to follow me. I ran through my back territory and, by the back gate,  in my alley, I saw lights bobbing around.
I have a "Duty to Notify" the Mamas of anything out of the ordinary, so I instructed Harley to begin the "Trouble Nearby" bark sequence. Of course, I joined in, barking in harmony with my sister.
Mama #1 rushed outside immediately to see what was going on. Mama #2 eventually wandered outside too (once she could detach herself from her computer).
I followed the Mamas closely as they went to investigate. Mama #2 listened to the voices in the alley (the ones with the bobbing lights). She peered through the picket fence out into the alley. To her surprise, she didn't see just a dry, dusty alley. It was now a fast flowing, babbling brook/river.
(FYI, it hasn't rained/snowed here recently).
Next, the Mamas marched out to the street (and didn't take me or my sisters!) to look around. Mama #2 did a lot of marching and reported back that all of the nearby streets looked like rivers. She couldn't march across the street without wading through the water. (I have no delusions; my Mama cannot walk on water), so she couldn't find out where the water was coming from.
Mama #1 decided that maybe it was a water line break, so she called to report it. She discovered the City knew about the flooded streets and help was already on the way.
Mama #2 went back outside and took pictures (such a gadget freak!) ---- none were any good. It was just too dark.
Take my word for it; the streets are flooded up to the curbs and our alley is totally under water. You don't need to see any pictures.
It's supposed to get down to 24 degrees tonight. That means lots and lots of ice in the morning. I'm glad I'll get to sleep in, as usual, under my magically warm blanket with my warm and toasty sisters.
I will sleep well tonight, knowing that I am the heroic Diva that discovered the big water line break.
I wonder if I'll get a reward?
Perhaps I'll be on the morning/evening news?
"Mabel, the Famous Diva Dachshund is a neighborhood Hero."
"Mabel, the Nationally Internationally known celebrity, discovers horrible water main break. Makes a daring report, saving hundreds, perhaps thousands, from harm."
Maybe I'll make the cover of Time or People Magazine. Again.
Me, Mabel, on the Cover of Time Magazine.
Well, it could happen...

1 comment:

  1. Just going back through these posts and I have to say that I'm very entertained. My sister, Missy, is on alert all the time like Harley. I, Brandy, look like Maggie & Harley. People tell me how sweet, beautiful, etc I am. My sister is different. She's a silver dapple.