Fed-Ex arrived and Bones went predictably ballistic, barking and fogging up the window, his scruff electrified and hot to the touch, and once the Threatening Deliveryman departed and Bones’s barking settled into a nervous grumble-whine, I opened the door and took the box inside.
Bones loves a good fresh box and crotched me pretty hard trying to grab it out of my hands. I opened the box at the dining room table and displayed the contents — a brand new dog coat — and Bones reacted like yeah! Some kind of blanket toy! And then I leaned down with the coat and he was all, double-yeah, let’s play with this thing!
And then I put the coat onto his back, secured the velcro around his belly and neck, and said, “What a great coat! You look so cozy and distinguished.” And Bones walked around very slowly with an expression that said, “Why is Dad punishing me?”
Colonial-American Word of the Day
Bedizened: (adj) dressed out, over-dressed, or awkwardly ornamented
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