âWhat the heck is THIS?â Fido wanted to know.
âItâs a bag of treats!â
âHey hey hey hey!â he said. âWhatâs that other thing?â
âOh this little old thing?â I said, and reachedâtentativelyâ into the shopping bag. âItâs a muzzle, Fido, and it goes around your nose and mouth, kind of like your Gentle Leader.â
âI hate it already,â Fido said.
âYeah, I know, but you canât have one, the bag of treats, without the other, you big red lug. Itâs going to snow pretty soon, and we have to get used to you wearing this thing, or they wonât let you on the bus.â