Do you believe in destiny?
Do you believe in testing your sump pump every day?
This is my story, how I ended up here typing my truth, my love of dogs, and how to test your sump pump every day via dog or WiFi!
20+ years ago we bought a house on the bottom of a hill. When we looked at the house the realtor showed us how to check the sump pump. He grabbed the discharge tube and shook it; the pump kicked in and ran. We were afraid of basement flooding, again, we lived at the lowest spot of the houses around us at the bottom of a big hill.
After we moved in I would check the sump pump by shaking the discharge tube.
This went on for ten years, then we got a dog, not any dog, but a Basenji (African Barkless Dog). This dog was really smart, he would perform 3 stage tricks to get what he wanted. He would follow me and watch shake that discharge tube. Soon he started doing it. His reward for him was watching the water go down. After awhile anytime anyone opened the basement door he would race down the steps to get there first so he could shake the sump pump tube.
We thought it was really funny so I video taped it (ten years ago) and posted it on YouTube