Spud is the perfect therapy dog. Sweet, bright, gentle, loves people, obedient, calm but playful when needed. I love taking him to hospitals, schools, and libraries.
Well, yesterday, I took him to the local primary school (2nd grade class) for a reading time. The teacher had Spud and me go back to the reading corner, and she sent 5-6 kids at a time back to take turns reading to Spud.
That sweet boy just lays there or sits and lets them pet him, pull his ears, poke him in the face, play with his tail. He is such a trooper.
Well, one kid is reading and Spud sits up and starts panting....a little stress pant. I realize he probably needs a break. Then, a little boy shouts out, "Eeeewwww, what is THAT!"
I notice that he's pointing to Spud's "Mr. Winky" that has made an untimely appearance. Of course, the entire group looks and erupts in, "What's that? What's wrong with Spud? That's gross." I immediately have Spud stand so it goes back in.
I just told them to give me a minute and let Spud take a stretch. I walked him up and down the hall for a minute and came back. He was fine.
But now I know to watch for that. I was afraid those kids were scarred for life!
Heeheehee...I don't know HOW you can explain that to kids!
Kids never miss anything.
Reading your post made all the possible embarrassing possibilities run through my mind. It could have been worse.
LOL. What a perfect time for that to happen!
Poor Spud. Well at least you know the signs now
LOL! Where is the laugh-y smiley guy? Poor Spud!
Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will you find that money cannot be eaten. - Cree prophecy
LOL gotta love those boys
I wonder if that will happen to Wes today
Aw, poor Spud. You need to get him a big textbook to cover himself up with in case that happens again. And tell him to never ever wear track pants...
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