6 Feb

Toby is easily spooked.  He was abused as a pup and, although he is a happy and healthy dog now, some issues remain.

One dark night in January, Toby chose to sleep downstairs, even though it was cold and lonely; and here’s why:

He had been asleep, tucked up in his bed, covered by his blanket.  His whole body was under the covers, including his nose.

That’s when he broke wind.

The peculiar smell sent him running off in panic.

I shouldn’t laugh, but I have a dog who is literally scared of his own farts.

27 Responses to “Spooked”

  1. rebecca2000 February 6, 2014 at 17:45 #

    Hahahahha that is too funny! You need to take video.


  2. granny1947 February 6, 2014 at 18:15 #

    Awwwwwwww…he is too cute.


  3. Pseu February 6, 2014 at 18:18 #

    Is his fart worse than his….?


  4. misswhiplash February 6, 2014 at 18:19 #

    That, s hilarious ! We had a dog called Gyp who died in 2008 and when he farted he would look around to see who had done that.. Love to Toby xx x


  5. viveka February 6, 2014 at 18:40 #

    Still a lot to laugh about in your house …. I tell I can be scared by mine too at times *smile


  6. laurieanichols February 6, 2014 at 18:46 #

    LOL! Toby reminds me of my grandfather’s dog Charlie, he lived until the ripe old age of 19. Charlie loved to run off, the little scamp, he kept my grandfather young. Poor Toby, the sensitive soul. 😀


  7. slpmartin February 6, 2014 at 18:48 #

    Perhaps..Toby exited in the hopes of not getting blamed for the nighttime event…you know the “I wasn’t anywhere near the site of the crime!” 🙂


  8. judyt54 February 6, 2014 at 20:59 #

    who could not love a dog like that


  9. colonialist February 6, 2014 at 21:02 #

    That must really have been an ill wind! 🙂


  10. vastlycurious.com February 7, 2014 at 00:27 #

    Awwwww! I miss my Yorkie !


  11. barb19 February 7, 2014 at 01:26 #

    It’s so funny, because we can all relate! Good on ya Toby!


  12. Three Well Beings February 7, 2014 at 07:11 #

    Oh my gosh! Poor Toby! How does one even begin to comfort a poor little animal when they’re that easily spooked! Awfully cute, though. That makes up for a little neuroses.


  13. Grannymar February 7, 2014 at 09:50 #

    I love Col’s comment!


  14. siggiofmaine February 8, 2014 at 01:36 #

    A story for the ages…love it … this will endure in your family lore for generations to come. Toby, the dog afraid of his own “fah-rts”… I had a very young grand-daughter who thought it was proper to say if in two syllables !

    Thanks for the laugh

    Peace and love,


  15. Rorybore February 8, 2014 at 03:51 #

    I’m afraid of my 9 year old son’s farts.
    seriously. something is dead inside him. he must leave my house and go eat road kill or something. it’s awful – I’ve seen him clear a room of grown men. who were oddly also really proud of him.


  16. Musings February 10, 2014 at 07:57 #

    Oh my gosh! That’s the funniest thing I’ve ever heard of. I’m going to have to tell my husband.


  17. benzeknees February 11, 2014 at 20:41 #

    Maybe he should be a kitty – so we could call him a scaredy-cat? My Bandit used to look so surprised when he passed gas – like what was that?


  18. Perfecting Motherhood February 16, 2014 at 04:37 #

    I knew a cat who was afraid of his farts too. Why can’t animals be like boys and just laugh at their bodily noises?


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