New signal saves beloved cat

Richard Menkowitz

By:Linda Huffinger

KINGSTON FALLS - Today city leaders used the new "Rake symbol" to summon the city's new heros. There was speculation on whether or not the new symbol would be able to be effective in summoning the new heros during the day. "We also have established a direct line of communication with Rakeman", police chief Dwight Yokum said in a recent press conference, "There is a phone in my office that connects directly to Rakeman."

The city was anxious to try the new system and was crossing its fingers for its success. At 11:36am, Big City got its chance. Little Lisa Beaty of the Kingston Falls neighborhood called the local fire department to ask for help.

"My kitty is stuck in the tree", Lisa says in the recording of the call she made to the fire department. Unfortunately, the fire brigade was already busy fighting the fire at Charo's Wax Museum on 38th street. "We just had nobody to send to help", dispatcher Sheila Smalton said.

So Sheila did the best thing she could think of, she contacted the police chief. He too had no one to spare, so he summoned Rakeman. He arrived moments later at the police station where the Chief Yokum quickly told him what was happening. Without wasting a breath, he was off to save the cat. He arrived in front of Lisa Beaty's and greeted the crying little girl.

"He told me to not be afraid and that he was going to help Peppermint." Rakeman then used his rake to pick the small, frightened and nonchalant cat out of the tree and back into the waiting arms of Lisa. The entire event lasted no longer than ten minutes, which put to rest the fears of the town in the response time of our city's new hero.

NOTE: Please check tomorrows paper as we investigate the negligence of the Big City police force.


Blogger swirlogirl said...

now that's what i call valiant. only a real superhero would save a kitty!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Trav said...

What can I say?
Rakeman always comes through for pussy!

1:27 PM  
Blogger swirlogirl said...

so does ricky bennett!

4:52 PM  
Blogger Trav said...

Ricky Bennett is a str8 up PIMP.
Yo Rakeman: Ain't Kingston Falls from the movie Gremlins, yo?
Where Billy Peltzer and fam live?
Just know how my mind works.....carbsinthemorningyaknowyaknow.........

5:44 PM  
Blogger swirlogirl said...

yeah rakeman, how is phoebe cates doing these days

10:30 AM  
Blogger steph said...

i can't believe i'm just now reading this after it's been up for two days. i'm officially fired. seriously, rakeman never ceases to amaze me with his amazing feats of strength!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Very good. Gold stars for everyone. Kingston Falls is from Gremlins!!!1 I was just wondering when people were going to catch on.

Steph, I just got word from Rakeman and he forgive's you. Just don't ever let it happen again.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Trav said...

Ricky Bennett wants to be fed after midnight, Rakeman!!!!

4:59 PM  

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