WARNING! IF MASKS SCARE YOU, CLICK AWAY NOW.
You were warned.
Do you tell your dog a bedtime story at night? You might have popped in yesterday and seen that I was up to no good. But how, you might ask, could bedtime stories be bad?
I read to my kids a lot when they were growing up. Bedtime stories were my favorite thing about their growing up experience. I never thought I’d be reading a bedtime story to my dog. Bedtime treats? Sure! But not stories. And you know what? I don’t tell the dog stories. My grown kids do. In costume. Last night’s bedtime story was the headless horseman. Washington Irving would be proud of my boy. I think.
So when he volunteered to tell Goat Dog (his name for Chewy) bedtime stories, I thought it was a sweet thing. Weird, misguided, perhaps, but sweet. Sure, why not? Chewy doesn’t really like my boys, so I thought maybe this would break the ice, be a bonding moment for the two of them. Chewy didn’t think it was sweet at all.
Yeah. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was probably not the greatest choice of stories for a nervous dog. I had to give lots of Sausage Stick treats to Chewy to make up for this experience, poor dear.
The top hat made for a nice touch, though, don’t you think?
Y’all, I had so much fun doing this. And yes, Chewy didn’t like the horse head mask. But it didn’t make him much more nervous than my boy usually does. For some reason, he just doesn’t like my boys. Most of the time. It’s odd.
Well, maybe not so odd, now that I think about it.
Don’t forget to tuck your dog in with a bedtime story tonight. And a treat. Preferably a treat from Jones Natural Chews.
Until I write again …
P.S. Jones does not endorse or encourage the telling of a bedtime story to a dog while wearing a horse head mask. Though I’m betting they think it’s funny. The world may never know.