Sunday, December 21, 2008

Breaking News: Fire Dept. Rescues Pup!

Ok, the only place this is "Breaking News" is right here on my blog, but I thought it was too cute to pass up. Diesel is not really our dog - he's the neighbors' dog. But he thinks he lives at both their house and ours. For the most part, he is at their house all day, playing with the kids and getting snacks. Then he comes to our house to spend the night, or when the weather is bad. Well, he didn't show up last night, but we weren't too concerned because he does have a dog house at his "real" home. This morning, however, we heard him barking and barking. Miss Piggy was quite concerned about her buddy.
I went out to the end of the deck and saw him at the gate between our properties. The snow was so deep (and he's so short) that he couldn't wiggle under the gate as usual, plus it was kinda frozen as well. What to do...what to do?

The Fire Department To the Rescue!!!!! Ok - my son is a mechanic at our city's Fire Department, but that still counts, doesn't it? He booted up and trudged across the lawn to the gate.
He had to do some kicking and pulling to clear the snow and get the gate open enough for Diesel to wiggle through.
Poor puppy, he kept sinking in the 15 inches of snow - he's that tiny, black blob in front of Adam in the pic - so finally Adam just scooped him up and carried him.
Normally, Diesel doesn't like to be picked up or carried (he's old and grumpy), but he didn't complain this time. Across the frozen land, man and pup trudged.....
Is this just the cutest pic? Diesel looked happy to be rescued, and he's warm and snug on a blanket on the couch right now. Miss Piggy is pestering the heck out of him and he's probably wishing he was back on the other side of the gate. Happy Endings are great, aren't they?


Aunt Pitty Pat's said...

What a wonderful son... I bet the little ole guy is happy to be in where its warm and safe... sweet story thank you for sharing it with us ;)

Yarni Gras! said...

what a GREAT story! And the scenery is just breathtaking!