Posted by He Said
The "Education of Charmin” continues. I have been taking her to dog training classes at PetsMart as I mentioned in a prior blog. Last week added a bit more stress to the class. Susanne was sick and I had to drag the kids along with me.
Part of the issue with Charmin is that she is very protective of the children. This means in a classroom with four other dogs and the kids things get a little stressful. Braedyn of all people provided a little stress relief this week.
One of the dogs was a Great Dane puppy that was taller than Emily, I kid you not. The sweet dog was focusing his attention to two golden retriever puppies so his backside was facing us. All of a sudden I see Braedyn lock his sights on this dog, and a huge grin comes across his face.
“Daddy, look! He has a really big bum.”
I turn to look and realize that this puppy still has his package and it’s swinging in all its Great Dane glory.
I try to talk frank and grownup with him so I say “Braedyn, that’s not his bum. Those are his testicles.”
The smile vanishes and is replaced with a look of confusion.
“What are those” he asks?
Now come on, we are trying to be grown up about this conversation and I simply say with the straightest face I can muster “Those are the things that hang below your penis.”
I can tell you right now, we didn’t stay grown up about it very long.