Marcus: Today I'd like to tell you the story of how I saved Jan's broken nose.
Percy: Did I miss something? I'm not aware Jan has a broken nose.
Marcus: We wrote some posts on the 2016 saga of our new city water pipes - the explosion, the flood, the dry pipes, the midnight dig by flashlight, the knee-high flesh-eating grass -
Cyndi: Marcus, I think you're exaggerating a bit.
Marcus: The pipe connection blew, it flooded our dog pen, we had no water in the house and a guy from the water company was digging in our yard just before midnight one Saturday ... Need I continue?
Percy: I hate to ask, but where does the flesh -eating grass come in?
Marcus: Well, I might have exaggerated just a teeny bit there, but it was knee-high. The guys left behind a mess of uneven rocky ground and a deep hole where the old meter used to be. Jan could have stepped in it and broken her nose and then who would feed us?
Cyndi: Wait a minute. Jan would break an ankle if she stepped in the hole. How is she going to break her nose?
Marcus: You know Jan. Whenever she falls, she flies and crashes.
Percy: So the city sent this huge machine to fix the hole?
Marcus: No. I just think it's the neatest thing since the pocketknife with all the gadgets. This toy can dig the hole, haul away the dirt and then brush up the mess it made in the street. I want one.
Marcus: As we started our Friday afternoon walk, a guy stopped to admire the mess they'd made. I U-turned and dragged Jan back to ask him if he could please fill in the hole before someone gets hurt.
Buddy: I know. I was poised to take a poop near the curb and suddenly I was being dragged down the sidewalk in a semi-sitting position.
Marcus: When we got home, the rocks and an empty plastic can were in the hole.
Percy: I saw the guys came by early Monday morning to finish filling in the hole.
Cyndi: It looks like they did a pretty good job.
Marcus: And that is the story of how I saved Jan's broken nose.
Percy: It sounds more like you're patting yourself on the back with a front paw.
Buddy: So this week we are thankful Jan didn't fall into a hole and break her nose?
Marcus: Would you be thankful if she had?
PS - Please excuse us if we are kind of quiet. Jan is on a house cleaning, clearing, rearranging binge again and it eats up our time and wears us all out!
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