Friday, October 5, 2007

They got a dog

Last night, while I was counting the minutes until CSI, I suddenly heard loud hysterical wailing and yelping coming from next door. Yes, that next door. Chris and I exchanged worried glances and Warp began having a doggy meltdown complete with whining, gasping and rolling around on the floor because we wouldn't let him outside to investigate.

I seriously debated whether or not to even go look. "What on earth is that noise." I shouted to Chris. He responded by glancing incredulously at me over the tops of his glasses. "You aren't the least bit curious? I'm going to check it out." I said more to myself than to him. I had to see where all the noise was coming from without appearing to be interested or concerned. My biggest problem: I couldn't see what was happening from the window. I was going to have to go out there if I wanted to find out. Doing my absolute best to appear disinterested and nonchalant, I opened the back door and stepped out onto the porch. Warp of course raced out after me and I practically had to throw myself down the back steps to catch him before he streaked past. When I looked across the yard here is what I saw:

All the neighbor children, with their friends, were jumping on the 15 foot wide trampoline. Ascending from the center of the throng of children, a teeny tiny puppy dog. This little guy couldn't have weighed more than 5 lbs. They were all jumping in unison which caused the dog to repeatedly catapult skyward. Each time, he let out a series of terrified yelps and wails.

I completely forgot about appearing disinterested and nonchalant. I stood there clutching my wiggling, screaming dog with my mouth hanging open staring at this poor puppy. Suddenly, all the children, turned and started yelling and waving at us; calling for Warp to join in the fun. Uh, no. I went back inside, leaning against the door once it was closed behind me. Chris looked over at me. "Well?"

"They got a dog" I replied.

"Oh no" He whispered.

4 comments:

Grace L. Wu said...

and the drama continues. I'm curious to see how Warp gets along with the new dog...

Estee said...

Oh no!!!! That poor, poor puppy!! My nephews have a trampoline and they like to play a game that involves attempting to launch someone off of the trampoline and blunt force head trama. I am envisioning a similar future for your new neighbor dog. I am thinking a covert kidnapping mission is in order.

Heather said...

Oh no the poor little puppy! I hope he'll be ok. What a traumatic life he will lead. Keep your dog close! LOL

Scott said...

Ok that's enough. Great blog material but I'm concerned for the safety of my favorite southwestern Michigan family. I'll be over at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday with a load of block and a cement mixer. It's time to build the great wall of Fennville.