Smoke Alarm Adventures

Allow me to set the scene for you.  It was my Friday night, and Dexter Season 6 had just arrived from the library on DVD.  I got home after midnight, and we stayed up until 3 a.m. watching.  I fell into a peaceful slumber almost right away, dreams of serial killers in my head.

6:30 a.m.  Ripley nudges me until I wake up.  I try to ignore her… but I can’t.  Then I hear it!  Beep… beep…

You see, my fearless German Shepherd mix doesn’t like the smoke detector beep, and felt it was enough of an emergency to wake me.  If there’s a concern of a security breach, she wakes my husband.  Any other issue, she wakes me.  She only does it if she really feels there’s a problem, maybe 6 or 8 times in her four years with us.  So, I dragged myself out of bed at 6:30 a.m. to hunt down the offending smoke detector.  There wasn’t just one going off… no!  There were two!  So I had to find and climb a ladder in the middle of the night.

I made it back to bed as the sun was coming up, and Ripley curled up on her dog pillow, knowing all was well for another night.


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