We have this nice neighbor Ron who says hello to us every day when we go on our walk and he’s walking his cute little dog Honey. The other day I was looking about the back window and I saw…Ron walking across his roof!
He must be stuck up there! I thought. So I barked and barked for Brian to come and help me get him down. The roof is no place for a two-legged companion. They aren’t as sure-pawed as us four-legged creatures are.
I barked again because Brian didn’t hear me. I wondered how Ron got up there. He’s so nice to me and Rose…I hope he doesn’t fall off. So I barked some more. Brian, where are you?
At our other house we had a deck just off the second story. We all liked to sit out on the deck and enjoy the view. Yanno, it was also a great place for my afternoon nap. There was a low part of the roof connected to the deck. One day I woke up from my nap on the deck and noticed everyone was gone. And the sliding glass door to the house was closed. What could I do! Nothin’ worse than bein’ separated from my pack. I thought maybe they went to the back yard.
Then I got this amazing, spring-y feeling, and I jumped from the deck right onto the roof! For a moment I just stood there, kinda afraid, but proud at jumping that high. Then I heard voices from the back yard. I scrambled up the roof, to the top, then scrambled down the other side to the roof over the patio. It was scary but so, so exciting. I was born to spring like that.
But now what could I do? It was a long drop to the ground. I knew I might get hurt. Then Brian saw me and he got all upset. “Kate, just stay there. I’ll figure out how to help you down.”
I hate it when two-legged companions get all worried about me like that. Dogs live for adventure, what can I say. So I scrambled back up to the top of the roof, then down the other side, then jumped back onto the second story deck.
I went to the glass door and barked. Brian and Dee came rushing out. “Kate,” Dee exclaimed. “You’re all right! And you are in big trouble…”
As I went back inside I thought, “Why am I in trouble? You people are the ones who locked me out on the deck.”
That day I learned bein’ on the roof is not a good thing. So we have to go help Ron get down right now! I kept barking really loud until Brian finally showed up. He pointed to this thingy on the side of Ron’s house. He said it is a “ladder”. Just then Ron started climbing down. In a few seconds, Ron was safely back on the ground.
I still say, the roof is too dangerous for two-legged companions.
Kate, the cute one