Only in Canada, eh?

Real Estate Agent with Okanagan Desert Country Realty

A guy buys a new Lincoln Navigator from Merlin Motors in Saskatoon for $42,500.00 (with monthly payments of $560.00.

 He and a friend go duck hunting at Tobin Lake in mid-October; and of course the lake is frozen. These two guys go on a lake with their GUNS, a DOG, and of course the New NAVIGATOR.

They decide they want to make a natural looking water area for the ducks, something for the decoys to float on.

Now making a hole in the ice large enough to invite a passing duck, is going to take a little more power than the average drill auger can produce.

So, out of the back of the new Navigator comes a stick of dynamite with a short 40 second-fuse. Now our two Rocket Scientists, afraid they might slip on the ice while trying to run away after lighting the fuse (and becoming toast, along with the Navigator), decide on the following course of action:

they light the 40 second fuse; then, with a mighty thrust,

they throw the stick of dynamite as far away as possible.

Remember a couple of paragraphs back when I mentioned the NAVIGATOR, the GUNS, and the DOG...???

Let's talk about the dog: A highly trained Black Lab used for RETRIEVING!!! Especially things thrown by the owner. You guessed it: the dog takes off across the ice at a high rate of speed and grabs the stick of dynamite, with the burning 40-second fuse, just as it hits the ice. The two men swallow, blink, start waving their arms and, with veins in their necks swelling to resemble stalks of rhubarb, scream and holler at the dog to stop. The dog , now apparently cheered on by his master, keeps coming.

One hunter panics, grabs the shotgun and shoots the dog. The shotgun is loaded with #8 bird shot, hardly big enough to stop a Black Lab. The dog stops for a moment, slightly confused then continues on.

 Another shot, and this time the dog, still standing, becomes really confused and of course terrified, thinks these two geniuses have gone insane. The dog takes off to find cover, under the brand new Navigator.

The men continue to scream as they run. The red hot exhaust pipe on the truck touches the dogs rear end, he yelps, drops the dynamite under the truck and takes off after his master.


The truck is blown to bits and sinks to the bottom of the lake, leaving the two idiots standing there with......"I can't believe this just happened" looks on their faces.

The SGI insurance company says that sinking a vehicle in a lake by illegal use of explosives is NOT COVERED by the policy. ( How about ICBC?) He still had yet to make the first of those  $560.00 a month payments...The dog is okay...


Comments (21)

Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
Lee, That is too funny! These guys are geniuses. I'm glad the dog got away
Dec 13, 2006 06:19 AM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC

Paul, Bryant;

Glad ya liked it!

Dec 13, 2006 06:26 AM
Eli Magen
New World Mortgages,(Mortgage Company) - Orlando, FL

LOL, I have a stomach ache from laughing so much...Lee, it is one of the best stories this week. LOL.

I wonder if Lincoln might use it on their new commercial...LOL.

Dec 13, 2006 11:00 AM
Jason Price
Mortgage Financial Group, Inc (NMLS 219650) - Tavares, FL
The Mortgage Rider

Perhaps they should have used the "Holy Hand Gernade of Antioch."  It has a 3 second fuse.  Not 1 or 2, but 3.  Not more, not less.

Well, hopefully you get that.  (Monty Python humor)... Anyway, that was too funny.  Well, we know one thing.  That is going to be one very expensive vet bill @ $560/month for the next 60-72 months.

Dec 13, 2006 02:17 PM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC

Eli.... wouldn't that be a thought, eh?

Jason.... I wish to complain about this parrot that I purchased not more than a 1/2 hour ago at this very boutique.... from one monty python fan to another.... ty, ty, ty

Dec 13, 2006 02:55 PM
Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate
Pure intelligence!  I knew there was a price to pay for stupidity, but $560/month is pretty steep!
Dec 13, 2006 04:12 PM
Jay Thompson
Zillow - Seattle, WA
Dec 14, 2006 12:13 AM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC
e-Pro yeah, now we do know the price.

Jay.... you go, dude... good luck!

Dec 14, 2006 02:06 AM
Deb Hurt
If it helps, there are a few states here it could have happened in, but it would have been a Hummer instead of a Navigator!
Dec 14, 2006 03:59 AM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC
Wow, Deb.... that would have made a HUGE hole in the ice!!!!! LOL
Dec 14, 2006 05:03 AM
Eli Magen
New World Mortgages,(Mortgage Company) - Orlando, FL

Lee, not all Canadians are like these, but some really have some guts...

you can read about that in my AR comedy blog ' Customer Service in its Best  '

Dec 14, 2006 06:47 AM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC


Thanks for your comments Eli.... being Canadian means I really enjoy poking fun at my fellow citizens.  I loved your Winnipeg airport post......

Dec 14, 2006 07:44 AM
Bonnie Avery
ROFL--that's one of the funniest stories I've heard in quite some time.  At least the dog survived!
Dec 14, 2006 07:57 AM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC
Thanks Bonnie!  Glad you liked it!
Dec 14, 2006 08:21 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate

LOL - I was sure the dog was going to get blown up.  I had my boss rolling on the floor on this one.  Best story I've read!

Dec 14, 2006 10:29 AM
Ed DeChristopher

Please, tell me it is not true!

My cousins in NB will really enjoy this story; will send it to them.

Dec 15, 2006 10:22 AM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC

Thanks Kay!  Thanks Ed!

Dec 15, 2006 11:15 AM
Michael Jordan
Tarbell, REALTORS - Murrieta, CA
I was thinking this was one of those urban legends on the web, and then today while watching the Weather Channel, they had a story of a man who decided to go ice fishing on some lake, back east, can't remember the name of the town, but even tho he was told not to drive his full size pick-up onto the ice, he did. Course he broke through and had to be rescued by the fire department, so now I don't know if the Canadian story is true or not, but maybe it did happen. Those crazy Canucks.
Dec 27, 2006 03:44 PM
Lee Krepps
Okanagan Desert Country Realty - Okanagan Valley, BC
Thanks, Michael.... us crazy canucks sure do like to laugh at ourselves  :-)
Dec 29, 2006 04:11 AM
Mario Levesque
Advantage Avenue Real Estate - Wesley Chapel, FL
Tampa Realtor

so what does this make them?  saskat-newfies ???

 Only in Canada :-)

Great story,


Jan 23, 2007 05:38 PM