Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Public Service

Yesterday at 6:00 AM we had a HUGE Storm and there was One HORRID Crash of thunder...  we KNEW it was REALLY CLOSE... butt did NOT know it had hit our neighbor's house...In FACT... nobuddy knew.    This is the Blue house..   Across the street 4 houses UP... the other way from our POND...    The people didn't know it had hit their house either...    until 3:00 PM when Smoke started coming out of the gables....  

Fire Dept. was Called....      and     they put our MOM to work...  More on that in 87 seconds...
That White Mail Box is OURS... the people are Neighbors...  

There were 3 Fire Trucks... two pumping water...  and ONE...   had to come up to get more water FROM OUR POND.... and they didn't have enough people to Direct the TRAFFIC....

SO......    MOM had to stand at the Corner of Maple Ln Dr. and Lakeview... and keep peeps from Driving down along OUR POND... where the Filling truck was....
     They gave her a VEST and Orange Cones...
 Between Cars....  she had somebuddy Standing in the Yard Next to OURS... to go tell our Dad to get bottles of Water fur the HOT Fire Fighters....  He bagged up a BUNCH of bottles.. and sent bottles to MOM...    and she Delivered some to The Two, at the POND PUMPING TRUCK...
    It was Really HOT and Sunny and the Fire Fighters were all Thirsty...    
 WE don't much like showing mom's picture on here... butt this was somethingy... DIFFERENT.  
      Our mom was doing her pawt to HELP a NEIGHBOR... and to Help our Beloved Furst Responders...    They never get enough HELP or HONOR....         Our Pawlice, and Military, and Emergency and Fire Depts.      THOSE folks are all TRUE SUPER HEROS.    They DESERVE to have all the help and consideration that can Pawsibly be HEAPED UPON THEM by Appreciative  Citizens.      THEY are our Finest...  Our Public Servants...    They do SO much fur SO Many...  
 Sometimes you just gotta do the Right THINGY...   and remind everybuddy that we ALL need to do our Public Service....    
   One of the On Lookers.... took these pictures of her...
      She was SMILING...... beclaws.... the Fire Guys had just told her .... the FIRE WAS OUT and the HOUSE was NOT BADLY DAMAGED...      there was only Smoke Damage...

We are all Sad that Lightning Struck their house... but  HAPPY That it was SAVED.
 
   All THANKS to the Quick Response and Fine Training of   our VOLUNTEER  Fire Department...               If you see a PUBLIC SERVANT... AKA... FIRST RESPONDER ....  tell him or her
                                                                     THANKS!
THANK GOODNESS.....  the Fire Guys took the Vest Back...    it wasn't a good look fur our mom.   Just Sayin.  

33 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Correction guys... that is the BESTEST look for you public-spirited supermom!!! Truly, I admire all emergency service guys and gals 'coz they has to deal with the stuffs most of us just cannot handle; hoorah hoorah and 87 times hoorah for them!!! So very glad this had a happy ending... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Julie said...

Oh well done, your peeps are heros and you did wonderful snoopervising.
That lightning strike is super scary we've had one house near us catch fire and one with an enormous scorch mark on their lawn!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Mark Muller said...

you have the bestest mama... and the bestest dad... efurrybuddy should write on its wishlist for santa paws to get such neighbors like you... that was pawsome that your pawrents helped the firefighters!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Congrats to your mom to being promoted to assistant volunteer firefighter! We are so glad that the house wasn't seriously damaged. Lady's childhood home was hit once, but no fire fortunately.
While we think your mom is pawsome, you guys better be careful, she may be trying to take the blog over as she has shown up on 2 posts in a row:)

Emma said...

That is very scary. We had a house get hit by lightening down the street once too, and it only had minor damage because the fire dept was there so quickly. So don't you have fire hydrants for the water? Our fire guys just hook up their hoses to our peemail posts, aka hydrants, and get plenty of water that way, even in the winter when it is -20 out.

Christmas & Robin said...

Glad everyone is safe and your mom lended a paw!

Astro said...


It's sure is nice to have a neighbor like your mom & dad too.
One that brings food to new families and now directs traffic.
Runs a blog and looks good in a yellow vest.
Can she run for U.S. President, we need somebody asap!
xo Astro

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

We think your Mom looks rather striking in her vest! Give your Mom a bunch of smooches for being such an excellent neighbor and for helping the firefighters do their job!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

good job Mom ! we hope there wasn't to much damage to the house

Oz theTerrier said...

Well done to your volunteer fire department...and to your mom! You say you don't like to show her photo on here but she has been on the blog quite often of late. Just sayin.... And we agree that we all need to do our part to help each other and honor those who give their lives every day to protect us all!

Madi and Mom said...

FnE can you hear us clapping? What a wonderful Public Servant your mom is. I bet you two taught her all she knows. My goodness that was so scary and that fire smoldered for a very long time. Whew. Thank goodness it was not in the middle of the night.
Hugs and Praise for all the Firefighters and volunteers
Madi your bfff

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Your mom is a super traffic director. Looking good in that vest. Move over snowfreaks, I think you might just have to make up Christmas Cards with that picture of her on it and send that picture out during the howlidays. We give her 8 paws up fur her good citizenship duty of helping someone in need.

Dory and the Mama said...

Appawse, Appawse!!!! Your beautiful Mama is such a great helper and wonderful neighbor! We bet those firefighters were very thankful!! We know you two must be so very proud of her!!

We hope that the damage to your neighbors house wasn't too bad.

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

stellaroselong said...

Your mom is the greatest, and has the kindest heart, we know everyone appreciated that water she gave them, we think she looked super cute in that vest.!!!! stella rose

Noodles said...

Your - Mom - is - the - BEST!
Neighbors should help neighbors and it is awesome your 'rents know it.
Love Noodles

Murphy said...

OMD! OMD! OMD! Your mom got to help the firefighters by keeping the path clear to the pond so they could get water. AND your dad did a good deed by bringing water for the firefighters! OMD! YOUR MOM was part of those who helped the neighbor when they REALLY, REALLY needed it, to save their house! OMD! We are VERY impressed. Now, do NOT show this post to our mom cuz she would be VERY jelly. It was always her dream to direct traffic! Yes, it is true that it is on her bucket list. And your mom got to wear a vest and everything. Oh, our mom would be jelly fur sure BUTT we are proud your mom get in there to help. Thank goodness the damage was not worse and your mom was part of the hero team!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Sully said...

Soooo coooool your mom got to be a firefight helper!!! I love it. I think you two should have gotten to ride on the firetruck.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Noodle4President said...

How scary for your neighbor in the blue house! We're happy that there was no major damage. We are proud to know your mom. That was so kind of her to help AND make sure the firefighters weren't thirsty. *ear licks* Noodle

Bouncing Bertie said...

Frankie, your Mom is such a star, as are all the firefighters and other first responders. What a wonderful job they do. And what a relief that the fire did not spread and do too much damage, and no-one was hurt.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS Gail and I loved seeing those pics of your Mom and think she looks most distinguished in her hi-vis jacket.

The Army of Four said...

We're so sorry to hear about the lightning strike, but "just smoke damage" is excellent news! Hooray to the first-responders AND to your mom and the other citizens who pitched in to help! THAT is a wonderful community!!!
Cammie!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

WOW! That was exciting! We know you guys would have been barking encouragement and snoopervising!.. We think this makes your mom a first responder, too! Fires are horrible!

Kismet said...

And now she should be eligible for a pension for that work.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So sorry about the fire and smoke damage, but your Mom was a hero and a great helper for the Fire Dept. We are sure they very much appreciated her help AND the cold water. Hope the next storm treats your area much better.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Molly and Mackie said...

How scary for your neighbors but thank doG to your mom for steppin' up to the plate! We are so happy to hear that the fire wasn't worse than it was.

LetterstoAndrew said...

I love that Mom pitched right in and helped out. That is what seems to be lacking in this world, a sense of community. Good job mom!

Millie and Walter said...

We think you mom looks very spiffy in your vest. You should be very proud to have a momma that will pitch in to help in an emergency situation. Maybe your mom will join the fire department now to help out with traffic control.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Your mom rocks that safety vest! you must be so proud of her!!!
We are glad the damage was not severe
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

C.L.W.STEP said...

What an exciting day! We hope no one was hurt. Good for your Mom helping out the firemen!

cupcakepetrillo said...

Your mom is very smart and brave to be able to direct traffic for the firefighters. My mom would've had cars crashing into each other and driving up on the sidewalks. Thank goodness the house wasn't badly damaged. Now the neighbors will get to buy some new stuff with their insurance money.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

M. K. Clinton said...

OMD! OMD! OMD! Your mom is a total HERO! That is so cool that they friemen can go to your pond and pump out the water for a fire Whew! Glad it was just smoke damage.

Casey said...

Wow, your momma is like a firefighter! That's so pawesome.

Lovable Lily said...

We are soooo proud of your Mom for helping out! That is so pawsome.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie and ernie its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow yore mama is like a depyooty or sumthing!!! gud wurk mama!!! hay after they pumpd all the water owt of yore pond wuz their enny sunken pirate trezhure at the bottom??? i bet their wuz!!! ok bye