Friday, April 15, 2016

Martin Van Buren Dog Saves The Day!

This really was a "Bark! Bark! Timmy fell down the well! Bark! Bark!" moment here in the Catican Compound.

Our front gate has a habit of not closing completely. Today, I went out to get something from my car and came back, apparently not closing the gate properly.

Artist's conception of our front gate, open*.
Adventure Dog, our name for the larger of the two new recruits, must have bolted when she saw the gate ajar and the Captain of the Guards no doubt took off after her to make sure she didn't break any of the Guards' rules. Martin Van Buren Dog, the smallest of the Guards, saw this happen and sounded the alarm, She ran around the front yard, barking, following her training to a "T."

I was in a back room when I heard the commotion. I came out and immediately saw what had happened. Grabbing my car keys and some dog treats, I jumped in the CaticanMobile** and sped off to look for the two Guards who were on unauthorized maneuvers.

I found them in a cul-de-sac nearby and thankfully, when they saw me, they ran to the car and jumped in willingly. Everything ended happily, all Guards safe and sound.

Had Martin Van Buren Dog not sounded the alarm, however, it could have ended very badly indeed. She's been put in for a commendation, a tummy rub and extra treats.

Our hero is closest to the camera. Adventure Dog stands behind her and the Captain of the Guards is lying down in the back.
*  - Actually, this is a photo of the gate itself. The artist we hired drew something that looked like the portcullis of a 14th Century castle. Since he only spoke Urdu, we weren't able to properly convey what we wanted.

** - We really need a better name for this car.


Ohioan@Heart said...

"CaticanMobile" ...

Well strict analogy to the PopeMobile (not VaticanMobile) would suggest KTMobile.

I didn't really like that. Further rumination has resulted in: Caticar.

IlĂ­on said...

Well, good for MvBD; and may she enjoy her well-deserved commendation.