Monday, April 18, 2016

A Gushing Stream

Cyndi:  Marcus, stop yelling and banging your food dish on the bars!

Marcus:  Guard, let me out of here!  This is supposed to be my private dining car.  That means you're supposed to serve me food.  What part of dining don't you understand?

Buddy:  It's going to be a while before you're sprung, Marcus.  Jan isn't here.

Marcus:  She isn't here?  Does anyone know where she keeps the key?

Cyndi:  Yes, she ate it.

Buddy:  She what?

Cyndi:  *whispers*  She didn't really, Buddy.  You know there isn't a key to Marcus's PDC.  In fact, it shouldn't be that hard to open the door from outside the crate.  We could probably spring him if we want to.

Buddy:  You didn't say that.  I didn't hear it.  And don't you ever dare think of it again!  The the only peace we ever get around here is when he's temporarily confined to his crate, or his PDC as he calls it.

Marcus:  What are you two whispering about?  Do you have a plan to spring me?

Buddy:  Sorry.  We were just saying how sad we feel to see you confined to your private dining car instead of running around the house terrorizing ... I mean, snoopervising all of us.

Cyndi:  I know what will take your mind off your circumstances.  Tell me what happened on your walk Saturday afternoon.

Marcus:  Nothing happened.  Oh, wait!  There was a raging stream running down the street.  We had to swim uphill through deep water to finish our walk.

Buddy:  We did not!  We weren't even on that side of the road.

Marcus:  Well, I'm bored, so if I want to remember it as a raging stream, it was a raging stream and we nearly drowned getting past it.

Buddy:  It was a gushing stream.  We could hear it and water was pouring in waves from under a big metal plate the contract company had used to cover a hole we'd watched them dig Friday.

Cyndi:  Oh, that's what Jan meant when she said she'd just seen our flood up the street.

Buddy:  Yes, she meant the flood through our back yard/dog pen when the new coupling blew on our water line.  (In Your Dreams)  She never wanted to see anything like it again.

Marcus:  She ignored us and talked to herself all the way home.

Buddy:  That was so she wouldn't forget to call it in when she got home to drop off Merci and me before your second walk.

Cyndi:  She left a message on the cell phone of the contract company's project coordinator and emailed the mayor so the city could follow up on it.

Gushing water and waves. Click to enlarge. :)
Marcus:  They made good time, arriving back up the hill before we did.  We watched them set up a hose to a generator and start pumping water out of the hole that was filling as fast as it was emptying.

Buddy:  Too bad it was fixed when we walked by there today.  I kind of enjoyed the excitement of watching the flood.

Marcus:  I didn't.  We could have drowned!

Cyndi:  Marcus, don't be melodramatic.  You didn't even get your toenail damp.

Marcus:  I like my version better.  As Merci said, some things are better with A Little Fairy Dust sprinkled on them.


  1. Hari OM
    I dunno efurryone... that's a pretty impressive flood and probably not in need of fairy dust!!! Hugs wags, whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. Wow, that sounds like one exciting walk!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. You make our walkies sound so boring. Nothing like that ever happens here...raging streams...

  4. Is it me or is Marcus a bit of a drama king?

  5. All that mud would be so much fun
    Lily & Edward

  6. Oh, what grand adventures you all have! Tall tales, perhaps? Not a chance!

  7. Oh my! That is a lot of water. I'm glad they fixed it.

  8. Hey, let"s hear it for fairy dust! And no one really DROWNED, right? A born story-teller, that doggy.

  9. Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink.....dang what a mess Mom is glad she doesn't have to wash the red mud out of that man's clothes.
    Hugs Madi and mom

  10. Marcus we are so happy that you are safe, I bet you kept your momma safe also, you need a reward, like an extra big bone. stella rose

  11. We're sure glad you weren't hurt during the flood drill Marcus!

  12. What an adventure!
    Have a great Monday...

    Noodle and crew

  13. We're happy to know you are safe from the rushing, gushing, trickling water. Sounds like some real excitement!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  14. Good thing there were no funny farmers with wet tootsies!!


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