MERCI: I thought we were going to post on what has been going on around here this week.
BUDDY: Make up your mind, Marcus. Are you going to play ball or help us post?
MARCUS: Oh, sorry. You know how I forget everything when I have a ball or two.
MERCI: It's been a busy week around here. Noisy, too.
MARCUS: Yes, Tuesday morning Jan set down our dog food bowls and there was a knock at the front door. I left my breakfast unattended to escort Jan in case she got lost on the way. The nice man who came by last year to patch a leak said, "Hi, I'm your roofer. We want to start in the back. Could you unlock the gate for us?"
BUDDY: Our landlord forgot to let us know when to expect the roofer, but we were finally on the schedule.
MARCUS: You can afford to be happy about it. When I, the working guard dog, returned to the kitchen, you were licking the crumbs from my breakfast dish. Faint from hunger, I staggered through the rest of the day.
BUDDY: You mean you whined about it until dinner.
MERCI: The men were on the roof until sundown, then back the next two mornings at 7:15. Wednesday they worked a 12 hour day.
MARCUS: Jan said I was good because I soon stopped barking at the noise.
BUDDY: No, Jan said we were good. You don't get all the credit.
MARCUS: Well, I'm going to get all the paycheck.
BUDDY: What paycheck?
MARCUS: The guy in charge said I did such a great job of snoopervising that I deserved a raise.
MERCI: I doubt that, but if he did, he was pulling your leg. A raise from zero is still zero.
BUDDY: Let's get back on track. Here are a few pictures of the roofing project from the past three days.
MERCI: And, finally, our new roof. We thought the guys would leave a mess of nails in the yard - and you know how accident -prone Jan is - but the guys did a good job of cleaning up after themselves.
MARCUS: That's because I did an excellent job of snoopervising.
BUDDY: *rolls eyes* I'm sure your check is in the mail.
We are joining the Pet Parade blog hop with hosts Rascal and Rocco, Bionic Basil, Barking From the Bayou and Owned by a Husky.