In The Pokey with Bashful

bashful behind barsLook very carefully. What do you see?

Yep. It’s the dynamic duo behind bars.

See, in an effort to be a gracious host to my buddy Bashful whilst trying to stay out of the infirmary where the peep has been sick as a cat and unable to take Us sightseeing as I’d planned, I took my visiting volcanic descendant out along the perimeter of my backyard kingdom.

I was showing him the right and wrong areas to meander with one’s nose to the ground. Kind of like this:

“See Bashful, you can tawdle along right here and everything’s OK. But you can’t tawdle along over there where everything isn’t OK.”

“Really Stuart? Why is that?”

“Well, one of the big no no’s at my house – and there are plenty, believe me – is the road. You just don’t go into the road unattended. Don’t ask me about it. It’s too painful.”

“Well, what goes on there? Why is it so terrible?”

“See, if you step here on this little strip of concrete it’s OK, like this, see? But…if you step here, then…uh oh.”

“Stuart!!!!!!! GET BACK OVER HERE. NOW.” The healthy peep wasn’t happy. Dead silence. The lawn mower had stopped purring.

And the rest, dear readers, is history. The three of us marched up the walkway to the front door and two of us were then confined to the dog house. Complete with restraining bars.  As you can see.

I didn’t think you were supposed to do that to guests?

What You Learned Today:

  • Bashful and I are in trouble.
  • But it wasn’t his fault.
  • He really should be able to roll where ever he wants.
  • I don’t suppose the peep would understand if I explained that I was only showing Bashful where not to go? Into the big grey road of danger? Where cars speed by and skateboards cause all kinds of trouble?
  • No. I suppose not.
  • Actually, later in the day, we were let out of our cage for some grub.

    Bashful loves green beans. Thank dawgness.

    Bashful loves green beans. Thank dawgness.

  • I’m gonna have to teach Bashful how to bang on the floor with his tin cup and demand better treatment in his guest quarters.

About The Scottie Chronicles

Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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17 Responses to In The Pokey with Bashful

  1. fozziemum says:

    Oh Dear Stuart….i am sure Bashful will be fine after his confinement,i suppose the importance of road safety is a good lesson for you both…but a rocks going to roll and what can you do …glad he loves green beans hehehe have fun and hope the nasty bug leaves the house soon….had it here it was a very unwelcome guest!! HUgs Fozziemum xx

  2. Well Stuart all I can say is it appears you’re TRYING to show Bashful a good time on his visit….that’s the impawtant thing – and even though you wound up in the pokey eventually, you’re TRYING. I do hope that your peep gets better soon because I do know that humans are rather grumpy when they’re sick – and that’s just no fun PERIOD!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  3. Kyla says:

    I’m certain that Bashful is smart enough to take the truth. You’re protecting him from catching the germs your peep has. His kind gets very sick from those.

  4. A Rolling Stone and a Scotch, that always ends behind bars LOL. Green beans sounds good, tonight is a rock concert, right? Please “play” Paint it Black for me, I like it :o)

  5. PigLove says:

    tsk tsk Bashful. Stu – I’m not so sure it was all your fault my friend. That rock of mine does like to roll on his own and get into trouble. I’m so glad you’re making him eat his veggies. He needs all the greens he can get. You’re a wonderful host! Hope your humans get to feeling better soon my friend! XOXO – Bacon

  6. edgar says:

    oh, stu, my friend…I thought we were past this street thing…never not ever are we to go in the street, even as a teaching moment! phew…i’m glad that neither of you were hurt, and sorry that you both ended up in the pokey.

    edgar and his mum

  7. Daisy says:

    Wouldn’t they even listen when you tried to explain that you were instructing Bashful??!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  8. gentlestitches says:

    Oh dear!

  9. Oh my word……we have a dirt road and “most dogs” are allowed…however, Scotties are forbidden on the dirt road!! big dogs only!! bummer 😦

  10. Stu…it’s not often we agree with the hoomans butt maybe…just maybe this time they had a point…just sayin’…don’t be mad with us, ok?
    Wally & Sammy

  11. Misaki says:

    Well done for showing Bashful the green cross code, shame the peeps didn’t appreciate your efforts though

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