Friday, April 25, 2008

the rest of the story

(Before I continue with my story, I must explain that while the beans are roasting, they make a "crackle" sound, sort of like popcorn popping, and they have an odor that smells like toast. The roaster also produces a large amount of smoke which is vented out the basement window.)

So after we finished roasting, my mom went upstairs to get a container for the coffee. She glanced out the window. A lady with a dog was looking at our house, and when she saw my mom, she ran over. Mom invited her to come in. She is a new neighbor who was walking her dog around the block and noticed an unusual odor and saw smoke coming from the side of our house. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah, sure. Are YOU okay?"
"I just called the fire department because I thought your dryer vent was on fire! There was smoke all of the place! Your lights were on and your TV was, too. I ran around your house calling but nobody answered so I thought you weren't home. And then I called the fire department."
"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
To the rescue they came! Sorry for the poor picture but that really is the fire truck. Mom explained that there wasn't a fire, but the firemen wanted to come inside and check things out.They saw that everyting was under control, and since they liked coffee, we gave them some. They even posed for a picture before heading back to the fire department.


Petra Pie, reporting live from Petnews.


But before I officially sign off, I must stop to wish mom a happy yesterday birthday. She got these balloons from Tad and Fig.

She decided to share them with us, but we weren't sure what to do with them.
video


Happy Birthday to YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOu!

18 comments:

leah said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asta said...

Happy Birfday To youw Motch!!!!! Those awe gweat baloonses, but be caweful and don't eat those stwingies cause you could choke...The fwiwe depawtment fow woasting coffeee???you have weiwd neighbows..but the fiwemen seem nice..I bet they wewe happy to ge those beans
you awe the cutest Petwa..you have to go tell Tannew that you want a delivewy..he won't know othewise
smoochie kisses
Asta

Mack said...

It looks like Fig is just dying to pop one of those balloons!

Thank goodness it wasn't a real fire!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTCH!

Belated Birthday sugars,
Mack

Ruby Bleu said...

Happy Barkday Motch and what a great story about the fireman. Thank dogness they liked coffee!!!

Lots of Licks, ruby

Gus and Louie said...

That was some adventure. We are so glad that everything is fine and at least you got to meet some very nice firemen...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Lorenza said...

Hi, Petra!
Happy Birthday to Motch! Those balloons are beautiful!
Sure you appreciate your neighbor concern but... it was too much, right? Glad everything is ok and the firemen were happy with the coffee!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Maggie & Mitch said...

We think that's one smart neighbor to look out for your best interests! How nice you were to share coffee with the firemen!
Happy birthday to Motch!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Peanut said...

Oh what a nice neighbor to be looking out for you guys. Happy Birthday to Motch.

Joe Stains said...

Omdog that is HILARIOUS!! You guys got some serious fun going on in that house! Happy belated birthday!!!!

scierzan said...

Happy Birthday Motch!

Nice looking neighbordog. Petra, does this mean you'll have a new friend to play with?

diane

Moco said...

Happy Birthday Motch!
What in the world is Tad doing with the balloons. After biting Fig, I wouldn't get to close to him.
Lucky for you that firemen like coffee. I'd keep an eye on that neighbor. Her dog has alien eyes.

2shibas said...

Happy Barkday, Motch! Those firemen were pretty cool to pose for a picture! You guys must be the talk of the town!

xo,
Wiley & Fievel

2shibas said...

Happy Barkday, Motch! Those firemen were pretty cool to pose for a picture! You guys must be the talk of the town!

xo,
Wiley & Fievel

Suki Sumo said...

Happy birthday to Motch! Did you bark and howl at the firepeople and their sirens? I don't do that but SOME dogs (like my beagle uncle Jakey) do. I like those balloons but hopefully they did not POP!

FleasGang said...

What a great story! Too bad you didn't get to take a ride in the fire truck. Glad it was a false alarm :-)

And Happy Belated Barkday to your mamma!!!

luv
The Fleas

Karen said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MOTCH!!!

I hope you gave your mommy lots and lots of hugs and kisses.

I agree with the fleas, they should have given all of you a ride in the truck!!!!

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

Balboa & Mommy said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY MOTCH!!!

I hope you gave your mommy lots and lots of hugs and kisses.

I agree with the fleas, they should have given all of you a ride in the truck!!!!

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

Stanley said...

Happy Happy Birthday, MOTCH!! Boatloads of goober smooches heading your way!

That's hilarous about the fire dept. I bet they get calls like that all the time from concerned neighbors. At least now you've got them hooked with your coffee.

Petra - did you get to meet that German Shepherd neighbor?

Goober love,
Stanley