An I Love Lucy (Jill) story…

So I’m home with the dogs working and Cali, the puppy, decides she’s bored. To show just how bored, she sits at my side, puts her face in mine and sighs dramatically. Trust me, it’s effective. And annoying. I finally give up keeping a thought in my head, much less getting it onto paper, and take the dogs outside to throw the ball.

Cali, not into fetch so much as steal, takes the ball and climbs up on top of a huge wood stack that in most years is unreachable. But we’ve had what, 15 feet of snow since the first of the year, so she climbs up the snow and plays Queen of the Mountain for a minute. But only a minute. Because now she has a problem. She’s high up and she decides she’s stuck.

So she starts barking.

Now I have two choices. Climb up after her and help her down, or leave her there. If I leave her there, I’d have to call Alpha Man and explain how I lost his beloved but stupid puppy.

So I climb up. And then I see the problem. It’s ice at the top. Ice, ice, baby, and any movement is certain death.

Which leaves us both stuck.

During this realization, Middle calls me and asks what’s up. “Oh nothing,” I tell her. “Just certain death.”

“Climb down – CAREFULLY! – and then tell the dogs you’ll give them cookies. They’ll come down too.”

Why didn’t I think of that before I climbed up? Damn. So I roll onto my stomach and take the two year old slide down the snow bank and make it to the bottom covered in snow. But I’m alive! I stand up and tell the dogs “cookies for everyone!” and they race me to the house.

And beat me there…

21 Comments on “An I Love Lucy (Jill) story…

  1. I read your story to my dogs and they loved it. And once I said the SPECIAL WORD they ran over to the special jar and waited for their cookie (oh shoot, said it again.)

  2. OMGoodness! LOL Growing up, my family had a Golden Retriever (Berracoota – Cooter for short) and a Lab (Lady). Cooter loved to fetch and was great at bringing whatever he fetched back to us. Until Lady joined our family. At one time, we lived in a rural area with a pond on the property. If we threw a stick into the pond, Lady would be the one to fetch it (Cooter use to do this) and as soon as she made it to the shoreline, Cooter would snatch the stick and proudly bring it back to us.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. Thank you so much for the laugh…. have painters here and they probably think I am nuts sitting here laughing my tush off! And Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  4. Your dogs are so adventous!! Glad it was a happy ending and I bet those cookies were yummy!! Happy Valentine’s day Jill.

  5. I say at least you didn’t hafta call Alpha Man! Glad everyone is safe and cookie’d! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. Thanks for the great laugh. Loving your Heartbreaker Bay series. Hope you have a HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! :heart:

  7. Your dog’s are too much. Glad you slid down without injury and didn’t have to be rescued. You never would have lived that one down and you really can’t blame the dog!!

  8. :heart: Happy Valentine’s Day!

    I guess you just needed an adventure after spending time on a sunny beach!! Welcome home!!! The picture of you sliding down… 🙂


  9. So much to take away from this besides a good laugh Not only are your children good problem solvers but they intuitively called when you needed help up on Ice Mountain. I guess I gave you more credit for your scenes of humor being imaginative instead of biographical. It is all good and I am so glad you and the puppy are safe until your next adventure.

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