Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mom's Super Snozz, Fire Engine, Strange People - oh dog!

It went like this....8.00 pm last night Mom and Dad decide to have an early night as Dad has to go to work at 4.30 am. As Mom gets up she notices a burning smell - that awful electrical type burning smell.

She heads to the kitchen with us following her every step.....the smell gets stronger. Checks the humidifier, the oven, the fridge - no not them. She is like a bloodhound - sniffing, her nose a twitching. Dad is not much help as he is still stuffed up from a cold.

Mom says it is like she keeps walking through pockets of the smell. As she passes the thermostat she notices the temp has dropped to 66 degrees. I light bulb pops on over Mom's head  - the heating unit - she kept smelling it as she walked under the vents. Dad heads out in the garage to the access door into the roof. As soon as he opens it EVEN he can smell it...he flips the breaker switch on the heating unit and heads on up into the roof.

The heating unit has scorching on the side (rather like the the Indiana Jones movie where the ark burns its image into the wood) but no sign of fire. Mom says we need to call the fire department to be safe. The big red truck with chains on the wheels arrives within ten minutes and three wonderful firemen go up in the roof and check the unit and vents for us.

I was barking like crazy telling them how happy we were that they could come and make sure it was all safe for us. Dweeb of coarse was hiding in the sun room. So now with the temps still hovering only around 30 degrees we have no heat. Mr Fireman said he thinks our blower motor burnt out.  With all the ice on the roads the chances of getting anyone out to fix it are not good but we have space heaters, lots of blankies and fur coats -  so we are warm.


  1. Oh no guys what a bummer. Thank God you are all safe. We hope someone gets to you to fix it ASAP. Our paws are crossed. This Winter for you all is too much now.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. You guys cant catch a break! Glad you are safe though.

  3. That was lucky you found it. AND the firemen could come out when it was that cold AND actually get to your house. Now boys, you have to keep your peeps nice and toasty until that blower can be replaced.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  4. Oh my dears - hogs and snout kisses. It sounds like ya'll had a very eventful night there. You poor things with no heat!? But safety first my friends. I'm so glad ya'll are okay. Please take care of each other. XOXO - Bacon
    P.S. The vision of your mommy 'sniffing' the air like a bloodhound had me PLOL (piggy laughing out loud).

  5. WOW.............
    So glad your mom has a good sniffer!
    And that everything is a ok.
    Better to be safe and call the fire dept, those guys and gals are so pawsome.

    Stay warm under the blankets.

    xo Cinnamon

  6. OMD! Thank goodness you found it before a fire really got going. Paws crossed you can get a repair pronto.

  7. Oh no, that was a scary evening for you and your humans. I'm so glad the firemen came immediately and now your crib is safe, but cold. I hope the fixing-guy will come soon and I hope you have a lot of warm blankies and thick socks while waiting for him.

  8. I'm glad you are all okay and that your mom has a good sniffer! Hopefully you can get it fixed sooner rather than later!


  9. OHMYPUG we are so glad your momma has a bloodhounds nose on her and she was able to find the problem. We hope you get it fixed today cos it is just to cold outside without that heat.
    Stella Rose

  10. OMD, what in the world. SO happy to hear that all is safe. Thank dog that your mom has a super sniffer nose!! CUDDLE AND STAY WARM!!! Heated hugs to all….. please update later!

  11. OMD OMD OMD We are SOOOOOOOO glad that it only SCORCHED and did not Catch your home on FIRE... OMD this is sooooooo scary.

    We are glad that your mom has a Super Sniffer... (We should give her honorary Dawg Status)... and that the Fire Stopper guys came and made SURE you would not be incinerated..
    OH SO SORRY... we HOPE that a Fixer guy can come SOON so that you don't have to just use the little heater thingys...
    OMD you are SO lucky. This could have been MUCH worse.

  12. Glad too hear that your safe and still are able to keep nice and warm :) Milo & Jet

  13. Thank goodness your mom has such a strong sense of smell! I'm glad the firemen checked it out and gave the all clear. But that definitely stinks (no pun intended) that you no longer have heat. Hey - at least you have each other and those space heaters are better than nothing, right?

    Stay warm!

  14. Oh thank goodness you are safe. Lets hope Spring arrives soon.
    Toodle pip!

  15. Wow, that must have been pretty scary for everyone. Glad you were all okay.
    Dip and Elliot x

  16. OMD...make sure to snuggle lots!!! We hope your heater gets fixed soon!!

    Dory, Jacob, Arty & Bilbo

  17. Not good! Glad everybody is ok!

  18. Thank doG you are all safe! We hope you get your blower motor fixed quickly!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  19. Oh dear, that is not so good. We are so happy that your Mom's snooter did such a good job of sniffing out that location. We hate to think of what could have happened. We hope you can get some workers our tomorrow to get that heat fixed.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning


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