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The Building Inspector

Captain Quirk: “Beam me down, mom!”


The “Inspector” on the second floor.


Yesterday after the builders left the two dogs and I made our daily visual inspection of the  barn-building  progress. You can see the grates in the front of the stalls and the stairs to the loft are in the far back right corner of the first floor. To get upstairs you go up four stirs, turn on a landing, then ascend several more stairs to the top. However, since I had other stuff to do the dogs and I didn’t go upstairs. Instead, I went back to the other side of the house to water the gardens on the opposite side of the property. When I finished I called both dogs and got ready to go in to start dinner. Nina was with me, but Hazer was nowhere in sight. Not unusual per se, so I called twice more as I put my gardening tools away. When Hazer didn’t come lumbering around the back of the house I started to get a little nervous. Shades of the brush hog episode? I hoped not. Hazer is seldom of out of my sight. I called again, a bit more frantic and I heard a distant yip. Good grief! Where was he now? I hollered again and followed the sound of his voice. When I came around the far side of the house I saw him standing on the second floor of the barn.

Considering this is the dog who launched himself off a two story (plus) rock ledge, I kind of panicked for a second. I kept telling Hazer to lay down. Actually, I was a little nervous to say the word “down” thinking he might just jump, but like a good boy he parked his carcass. Then I decided I wanted to take his picture, so I told him to stay and went back to the house to grab my camera. Needless to say, Hazer has a great “down/stay”! So I took a couple of pictures of him sitting up there, then I went up and showed him the way down. Duh. Neena would have run down the ramp. She’s that kind of girl!


OK, I’m an idiot. Are you through yet?


Being an Inspector is hard work!

5 responses

  1. Bureaucracy at its finest.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    • Absolutely! 😉

      June 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

  2. I think I’d like to make your farm my summer home. Beautiful scenery, beautiful animals, bucolic. I don’t think I could handle the winters, though.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    • Awww! Thanks Wayne! And just so you know, I can’t handle the winters either!

      June 19, 2012 at 9:44 PM

  3. Chancy and Mumsy

    Now sweet Hazer how did you get up there…that is scary high! Great pictures of him sitting up there seemingly enjoying himself. Hugs and nose kisses

    June 19, 2012 at 11:12 PM

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