Before I get to my story about fire department mischief I have two announcements:
- The winner of the first week giveaway of my upcoming book is Deb Smith with a guess of 137 pages. The book has a total of 140 pages. Congratulations, Deb!
- The Blogville calendar photo voting is open. Please click here for the post where you can vote. I am the super cute GBGV in the leaf pile! In the list I am under “E” for Emma. The calendar money goes to a good cause to help our friend Benny who has cancer, so stop by and vote!
The weather has gotten unbearably hot again in my neck of the woods so I got to thinking about what I could do to cool down. I realized the fire department plays with water all the time. I also realized they always have Dalmatians riding on their trucks. Then it hit me, I look just like a Dalmatian – I mean I have black spots, so why not have a GBGV join the fire department?
The guys were super friendly to me right off the bat. I think they could see my similarity to a Dalmatian yet being more compact I could fit better into the trucks. First they showed me some of their equipment. I paid close attention as that gear looked pretty complicated. I have only seen these guys on calendars where they did not appear to be wearing all of this stuff.
Then I popped the big question…could I drive the fire truck? I pointed out that I had lived in Germany, am familiar with high speed, and I have my driver’s license but they flat out turned me down. They said I had to ride in the back seats. I could not believe it! At least I could face backwards which is how I like to sit when Mom drives the car. I like to see where we have been, Katie likes to see where we are headed.
After all that I also found out that they hang out with fires which are hot and dangerous, so I decided to leave this position to the Dalmatians. You have to admit it would be impressive to see me on top of a hook and ladder truck! Maybe I can get the guys to do a calendar with me instead…I guess I could take off my collar to pose with them, I best check with Mom first.