I came across my buddy Toby on my trails today.
But there was something different about him.
Toby smelled the same.
But he sounded different.
I don’t get it.
Dogs might change their smell, but they don’t change their sound.
Toby, what’s going on?
Give it to me straight.
You’re wearing jingle bells?
Hey, wait a minute!
How come I don’t have jingle bells?
This is Christmas time. Shouldn’t all dogs be wearing jingle bells this time of year?
I’m so jealous Toby.
But wait a minute.
Don’t those jingle bells make it hard to do certain things?
You know, like sneaking up on that cat you live with.
Or stealing treats when no one is watching.
Toby, I’m not sure it’s such a good idea to be wearing those bells.
As a matter of fact…
I’m glad I’m not wearing jingle bells.
Just think of all the mischief you’re missing out on Toby.
What, person? What am I doing?
What do you mean, Toby was proud of his jingle bells and now I’m making him feel bad?
I should what!? Apologize?
That word’s not in my vocabulary.
Those really are cool jingle bells.
December 23, 2013 at 10:59 am
You’re right, B. I’m wearing bells, and they’re fun and festive, but Mom always knows where I am! She says the word “What’s going on?” And “Why are you running?”
Love and licks,
December 24, 2013 at 10:22 pm
Cupcake, see if you can get the bells off and then find some mischief to get into. Your mom will think you’re being the perfect little angel because she’s not hearing any jingles.
Kimberly M. Ringer
December 23, 2013 at 11:28 am
But But BONGO! Those bells are loud and make scary noises. I don’t want bells.
December 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm
Wall-E, the bells are best when they’re on somebody else. I’d get in trouble all the time if my person could hear my every move because I was wearing jingle bells.
Two Cats and a Cattledog
December 23, 2013 at 11:55 am
That was very nice of you to apologize… he did look pretty sad. There’s no way any of us are going to wear bells. We’re with you that they would seriously cramp our style. Cooper, Jack and Buffy
December 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm
Cooper, Jack, and Buffy, I’m with you there. Bells will get you in trouble every time.
Two French Bulldogs
December 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm
Careful. He may work for Santy
December 24, 2013 at 10:26 pm
Lily, I’d better watch it then, hadn’t I? I’m always nice to Toby. I just don’t know about those bells.
December 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm
You are such a good boy apologizing to Toby. Have you thought of giving him a hand to remove them from him? 😉
December 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm
Marina, I’ve got to figure out how to get Toby away from his people for a minute. Then I’ll use one of my crafty paws and get those bells right off of him.
December 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Maybe Toby is Santa’s secret helper, Bongo, so it’s better to apalogize 😉
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas. Pawkisses 🙂
December 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm
Little Binky, I guess I’d better be careful what I say around Toby. Merry Christmas to all of you!
M. K. Clinton
December 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm
It takes a very big dog to apologize Bongo. I’m very proud of you and I’m sure Toby feels better about having to wear jingle bells now! Santa paws will be very happy.
December 24, 2013 at 10:33 pm
Thanks M.K. It was really, really hard to apologize but Toby is a good friend and I’m glad he’s not upset with me.
Ruckus the Eskie
December 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm
All that talk about jingle bells…you now have put that song in my head!
December 24, 2013 at 10:34 pm
Jingle bells, jingle bells. Merry Christmas Ruckus!
December 24, 2013 at 1:48 am
I so want some – and you would look so great with Jingle bells!
December 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm
Dalton, the look would be great, but I’d never be able to get away with anything. Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2013 at 6:28 am
Yes, Toby looks cool with the jingle bells!!! So cute! But I really understand what you were thinking, Bongo! *whispers* yes….in fact…we might miss our mischief because of the jingle bells…Oops!
Happy Merry Christmas Eve Bongo! 🙂
December 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm
Kevin, Toby really does have a great look with those bells. But I’m glad I don’t have to share that look. It would really put a cramp in my style. Merry Christmas to you and all your family!
December 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Bongo, those jingle bells would drive me nuts after about 2 minutes. Not just because they’d give that cat warning but Diane would know when I’m counter surfing. Stealth dogs, that’s what we are Bongo…Lola
December 27, 2013 at 8:01 pm
Lola, I so agree. Jingle bells would totally cramp our style.