The Ice Cream Cone

Photo of Hamish Macbeth
by A.M. Moscoso

This is my dog Hamish, I write a lot about him here at My Bones

He’s pretty great- a little naughty at times but as long as he doesn’t try to steal anyone’s car or create a fake profile on Facebook, I figure why stress it?

He’s a good dog and he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.

Unlike some people I know- myself included.

So here’s something that Hamish does when I get in late.

He leaves his favorite toy in the window- it’s an ice cream cone and it smells like strawberries.


Photo A.M. Moscoso

When I walk in I can see it there and I always go to the window and pick it up and say to Hamish, ” Look, it’s the best toy ever and it looks like an Ice Cream Cone- how great is that?”

If I put it down right away Hamish will pick it up and throw it at me- which if you’re not ready for it, that toy of his is solid plastic and it will hurt upon impact.

So I carry it around for a bit and when I see him I tell him I love it.

Then he carries it off to his stash where it stays until I find myself coming in late- but no worries because when I get it I’ll find the best toy in the world in the window.

My sweet reward from my sweet boy for coming home at last –  a  brilliant job well done.




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