Vern is brave...
Oh my goodness what a brave boy!
Do you remember when you saved the car, Boo? You were only about
9 months old. It was 4AM and your Daddy had fallen asleep face
down at the computer. You wouldn't leave him alone! Normally you
were so mellow but you just kept barking and nudging and tugging
and finally he just HAD IT. So he got up and put the leash on
you, then he put on that big puffy down jacket and went outside.
Suddenly, some kid's head popped
up from the driver's seat of the car. Hey! He's not supposed to
be there! That's the car that takes Vern to the Park! You, all
puppy legs and ears, suddenly condensed and got thicker. Your
hair went up on end. Your daddy was big enough to begin with,
but with his hair all sleep-teased and keyboard prints on his
face, back lit wearing the big puffy coat he must have looked
like Sasquatch to the kid. And you suddenly not sounding much
like a puppy all teeth and drools, doing your best Cujo. Well,
that kid just jumped out of the car and RAN. He fell down three
times trying to run away and got up and kept running without
ever once looking back.
You got so much praise from that!
Ya goof -- thereafter you reported dutifully if a bug so much as
flew by the house.