Fire Hydrant Holds Clue to Previous Visitors

Fire Hydrant Holds Clue to Previous Visitors

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SNOQUALMIE, WA - Dougie, a 4-year-old bloodhound, has uncovered fresh new evidence linking the exterior of a neighborhood fire hydrant to canine visitors of an earlier time, he confirmed.

“I’ve passed it dozens of times,” Dougie said. “It was always from the passenger window of Bob’s pickup truck.  Nothing ever stuck out to me about it. Until one day we took a new walking route. We never go down Sparkwood. I feel like fate brought me here.”

As Dougie approached the hydrant, he sensed the familiar aroma, and immediately headed for the main valve, pulling his owner behind him.

“This is a logging road, not a lot of foot traffic and certainly not a lot of scents like this,” Dougie continued. “For years I’ve thought I was the only dog in a world full of humans.  After sniffing the outlet cap, I realized that I may not be alone after all. There was evidence of multiple new life forms adorning this device.”

The time spent gathering information was painfully short as Bob had to grab some bark mulch from the nearby hardware store. Dougie was able to leave a short message by streamlining some of his own information onto the breaker ring at the base of the hydrant in case the mysterious visitor should return.

“I have to go back and do further research,” Dougie concluded.  “While this is a vital piece of municipal safety equipment, it's also dripping with history and tradition, and it must be flushed out.”


Article by Matt Kona - @MattKona

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