Monday, May 23, 2005

Stealth

The other day when I returned from work, I found 5 Verizon technicians staring intently at a 3-foot diameter hole they had dug in my yard. They seemed to be mesmerized by their efforts. It was as if the hole was speaking to them. The rest of the world was oblivious to this crew of 5.

This was more evident when my 12 year old golden retriever, Dexter, ambled down the deck’s steps and into the back yard. He doesn’t move that fast anymore so when he saw the 5 of them huddled around the opening he decided he would stick his snout into the group.

It was like watching a movie in slow motion. The first guy performed this Smokey the Bear sanctioned: stop, drop and roll maneuver. Another guy yelped and dove into the hole. The remaining 3 screamed like girls and ran about 100 steps away. Dexter remained, his tail wagging happily. He figured this was all a big game and was intently watching the guy in the hole. Once they realized Dexter was calm and non-dangerous, one by one they returned to their sunken friend and helped him out.

Dexter completed his business out side, came back up the steps and had dinner alfresco. I, after quickly changing my shirt due to spilling my drink from the hilarity of the situation below, returned back out to the deck and proceeded to relax. Who knew I’d have free entertainment that evening?

Good times!

9 comments:

HotForSimon said...

Good BOY, Dex!!! Good BOY!!!

hahahahah!!!!

KOB said...

Very funny. Verizon. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Next time you should get Dex to fix your line..:) funny post!

RP said...

You should probably keep that vicious beast of yours on a leash! Why, he might make somone file a disability claim or something! *tone -- sort of a mix of irony and sarcasm*

I wish I could have seen them dive for cover. Poor, Dexter.

Wicked H said...

Understanding your tone completely RP, but he was on his lead. The Verizon guys were out there, on my property fixing lines throughout the neighborhood. In hindsight, I am lucky Dexter did not receive a shovel to the head....

The hole the guy dove into was no deeper than a kiddie pool which of course made the whole event even funnier.

RP said...

He was on his lead and they still dove for cover? Really? Too funny.

And to think that the one guy had to get helped out of the kiddy pool. Dexter must be some kind of scary!!! :)

emcrorie said...

ROFL! Your dog sounds about as scary as my dogs (their black labs)

Janice said...

That would be awesome if you had pictures.

The Mad Perseid said...

That's pretty funny. I've never seen phone techs that jumpy before.