(NOTE: I had this one done and ready to go on schedule last Friday, but ended up getting bogged down with stuff at work and didn't get around to posting it as planned. Then I forgot about it until this morning. So here's Entry 16 in the weekly Spohn Challenge project...)

Grandpa Charlie was taking a drive with his grandchildren one day when a firetruck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck, just like you see in all the old movies, was a Dalmatian. Never having seen any of those old movies, the children launched a discussion into a discussion as to why the firemen would have a dog with them.

Little Suzie, the middle child, stroked her chin and suggested, "Maybe they use him to keep the crowd back."

Tommy, the youngest, shook his head. "No," he said, "I'll bet they bring him along as a good luck charm."

"You're both wrong," Jason intoned with that air of authority so often heard in older brothers. "They use the dogs to help them find the fire hydrants."

Grandpa Charlie started laughing so hard he just about drove into the ditch...