Thursday, November 5, 2015

Memories...

 


Growing up I had a friend named Kevin. Who had a dog named Winston.

Winston was not the brightest dog.

Kevin's family always had Italian breads with dinner. You know, the long kind with a hard crust.

One afternoon Kevin and I were playing Dungeons & Dragons at their kitchen table while his mother  got dinner ready. The usual long loaf of bread was lying on the counter.

At some point, while Kevin's mom was chopping up veggies, she bumped into the loaf and knocked it to the floor.

Winston grabbed it in the middle and made a beeline for the doggie door. Due to a terrible sense of spatial judgment, he didn't realize the bread was longer than the opening was wide, and tried to run through at warp speed.

It looked like a guy getting clotheslined. The impact dislocated his jaw. I ended up going to the emergency vet with them.

Winston was eventually fine, but never tried to steal a crusty bread again.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

ruff

Stacey Gordon said...

Anticipating that spatial discrepancy is a pretty high level function. Poor Winston was probably not unintelligent. Lots of dogs would have done the same. That he learned from the experience is a credit to his intelligence.

bobbie said...

Poor fur-baby!!

J said...

I hate it when that happens.

Packer said...

Dogs are the best. They never miss the opportunity to mooch, not unlike people in that respect.

Anonymous said...

I felt bad for Winston, but simultaneously I snorted with laughter. Does this make me a horrible human being?

Anonymous said...

TOO BAD, WITH HOLIDAY /CHRISTAS SEASON APPROACHING,
SOME SIMILAR FATE FOR SNATCH AND GRAB PARKING LOT THIEFS
OR PETTY LIQUOUR STORE BANDITS CAN'T BE APPLIED.

SMART DOG, TO NOT TRY AGAIN.
BET IF MET WITH BREAD ON FLOOR CHALLENGE HE WOULD SLOWLY BACK AWAY....

Anonymous said...

So, the old line about, you live and learn, applies to some dogs too.
Who knew it applied to dogs?
Heltau

Tela Antkowiak said...

Maybe not such a dumb dog, after all?!

Whiskoffee Purr said...

the dog is adorable in its own way.

Old RPh said...

Wait --- you were playing Dungeons and Dragons?..............

Sylvia said...

This is the best story I've read all month.

 
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