I have been offered a BRIBE...

I have been offered a bribe

Mama went to the store this morning like she usually does on Saturday...When she got home she said she had a B-R-I-B-E for me....First I asked her what exactly a B-R-I-B-E was. She said if I dressed up like a tree rat (and behaved) for the the little ones that came up our drive way for treats ...then I could have the goodies that she bought later tonight.

This is a pretty cool bribe....New squeaky stuffy, new bandana, my favorite rawhides, a new VERY LARGE Bone...and CHEETOS!!!!!
(note from Mama: the cheetos are mostly for Dory's Dad, she will get a FEW...but shhhhhh don't say anything)

I don't know....that tree rat costume is pretty humiliating...

Hmmmmmm...What do you guys think I should do??? 
For Cheetos...it might be worth the humiliation, plus there is lots of attention to ME involved.

I will have to think about it...


The Army of Four said...

Well, don't tell Stormy, but I'D do it for SURE! I mean - it'd be funny, don't you think?
Play bows,


Come on Dory,

it's just for one night and after you eat that whole bag of Cheeto's, you won't remember a thing!

Riley and Star.

Tank said...

I don't think you should give in, but then I don't have that pile of stuff in front of me either.

Wait! Dory, aren't you an Officer in the Whack-A-Squirrel Army??? This could ruin your career!

Nellie and Calvert (The Giant) said...


We would do it, look we'd just about dress up in just about anything for those treats.

We won't judge; paw promise!

Enjoy all the petting you're gonna get from all those adorable kids.

Nellie & Calvert

ScrapsofMe said...

I'd tell her to put it on Bilbo and let you wear the cute bandana! Or at least wear the bandana over the squirrlie horror show? Puffers would squeeze into that 'thing' for sure for all those nummie nums. And that's a mighty cute bear....does it really squeek? Sigh. Go ahead and make momma happy. Maybe next time she'll take you to the groomer to make up for it. Hold out for pink nail polish.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Everyone has their price, and uh, frankly, I think that pile of stuff would pretty much meet my price. (And you could tell Tank that you are going undercover to infiltrate the ranks of the tree rats...) So, I'd do it (if I wore costumes). I mean, Cheetos are involved.... I'm just sayin'....

*kissey face*

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Dory! I don't know about that....just take the treats and RUN! Hide them....Quick! Go now!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Audrey the Photographer Dog said...

Hmm. That's a tough one!

I'm dressed up but would never think of behaving well with invaders approaching my house!

But... I'd say go for it! The treats sound worth it!

Jazzi said...

Well,well, well, Dory, that is a serious bribe. ummmmmmm
SHE does make it tough doesnt she?
1. It is only one night vs
2. All those toys and food vs Zip
3. It will make people laugh vs
you wont be laughing
4. It will be attention vs Zip

welll.... I would say....
throw in a grooming and you got a deal!!!

And you will be the HIT of the neighborhood, a real VIP!!!

Let us know what you decided

Happy Howl-o-ween

Benny and Lily said...

We think we would fall for it and dress up like a tree rat
Happy Treats Day
Benny & Lily

Tank said...

Hey Dory - I had 6 votes in your contest a couple of days ago & now I have 1.

Has a ghost or goblin gotten to your votey thingy?

Tank said...

okay, I clicked on "comments" & it shows 10... the zero just doesn't show up on your page.

Two Country Poodles said...

Looks good...just make sure you get in writing that you get 2 cheetoes per every 1 cheeto the human gets...Just to be fair.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Madi and Mom said...

Well Dory I'd do just about anything for food...you know me.
So I say grin and bare it!! You never know a real tree rat might see you and you might scare it to death.
Enjoy your treats...my beautiful little friend.
Madi and Mom

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay yes tayk the bribe!!! yoo never no how long it wil be before yoo git offerd anuther wun!!! ok bye

Daisy Dog said...

Wear the costume and eat the cheetos. Plus you will probably get lots of love from all the kids that come to the door!

Bijou said...

Happy Howlween Dory!

I think you should accept the bribe, it's to good to pass up. And I'm sure wearing the tree rat costume would be good "research".


Stella said...

I am pretty much opposed to this bribery. But I see most dogs say go for it. I say OK, then, do it under one important condition:


That is the only way I would consider it.


Checkers said...

so where is the costume Dory?

Mack and Sally Ann said...

I'd do it for the treats. Cheetos, now that is the ultimate treat.
Sally Ann

Cole said...

Sounds like a good bribe to me too!

Draco and his Mom said...

Oh Dory, you have to do it for the cheetos...they are my favorite too.

Emma Rose said...

I say do it for sure! All the kids will love you and you will get treats on top of that! It's a win win situation.

Emma Rose

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khwite the dilemma!

The bribe is pretty tasty looking -

Happy HOWLoween!

I hope woo got lots of treats and no trikhks!


JackDaddy said...

I think for Cheetos you should do whatever Mama wants!

Deefor said...

I bet you end up wearing it. I hope you don't scare the kiddies. But the treats look worth it.

The OP Pack said...

Dory, I just had a few cheetos - they were so good - maybe just this once you could give in - you really don't want to miss out on all those treats and toys AND Cheetos!!!

Happy Howl-o-ween, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Dory!
I'd do it too!
Happy Halloween!
Kisses and hugs

MAX said...

Hey there Dory
mmmm....A tree rat for Cheetos? ...mmmm....not much of a bribe, I would up the ante!
Enjoy the festivities! Wish we were there!

Sunny said...

Hi Dory,
I say go for it!
Luv, Lucy (Woof!)

ocmist said...

Awesome BRIBE!!! Did you do it? Did you actually turn coat and dress up as a SQUIRREL!!!????!!!!

Well... I guess you COULD be an undercover agent... That IS a pretty AWESOME bribe!!!! BG

Piappies World said...

Hi Dory,

We're quite divided here. Fudgie, Frappie and I say yes go for it! We love to dress up, you see. It is a cool costume and as some of furry friends have mentioned previously, you could pass off as a huskie! (Maybe you just need to hide the acorn.) Mocha, Scrappy & Bullet are not too convinced with wearing a costume unless you will be allowed to rip it apart after. Sugar could not vote since he is still staring at the bribery of treats your mama is offering.

Would it help if you just convince to Bilbo to be the tree rat and you split the bribe with him? What do you think? =)

Teddy Bear said...

Did you do it? What are Cheetos? I've never had them before!

Teddy Bear

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

That is a pretty good bribe and you would be wearing the tree rat for just one night - hmmm....
Do you think mama would throw in a chicken leg and blankies out of the tumble dryer as well?
Wags and kisses, Dinah, Bridget and Elliot xx

hero said...

Hi Dory,

You can come out of this having the cake and eating it too... take the B.R.I.B.E and go undercover as a tree rat and be decorated with the medal of bravery by OWAS. How's that sound?

Btw, we do not celebrate Halloween here... but I do wish I can get a costume and join in the fun.

Licks, hero

Mango said...

Oh don't do it! If you do, then who knows what your mom will try to do to you next year. Maybe a cat outfit (gasp).


Martha and Bailey said...

Dory, sometimes you have to take a stand!
Remember it is the principle. The thing is if you let your mom win with her bribery this time what happens next time.
You have given her the message that you can be 'bought'.
This is not good for future situations.
Today she wants you to be a tree rat - but what will she want you to be tomorrow.
We leave the final decision with you - any chance of you sharing your treats?
love and kisses
martha & bailey xxxx

gyeong said...

That looks like a pretty good bribe. My kids would do it for less :)

Mack said...

If Cheetos are involved, I would probably do just about ANYTHING!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! Well I would do it for treats! I hope you got lots of those cheetos from Dad!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We is hopin' that you had just the bestest HOWL-o-weenie ever and ever with lots and lots of treats!

Take the BRIBE!

Ginger Jasper said...

Could have been worth your while.. I hope it turnes out well for you.. HUgs GJ xx

chicamom85 said...

Dory, you know how much I love you. Sometimes we do have to play along with the Mommies silly games to humor them. You could try to have fun with it and also do some spying on the real squirrels and find out some secrets. That treat pile is pretty big, I don't think I could resist it. I am a Cheeto fan myself, that alone would melt me. Good luck and I love you no matter what you decide.

licks and sniffs,loveys and growls

Brownie said...

Dory, I say you need to get a bigger share of cheetos for that bargain to work!


Tobi said...

HAHAHAHA! Dory's facial expressions are proof that dogs really do know what is going on.

Thor said...

Dory! Did you get Cheetos and everything else? I hope so! =)

Anne-Kathrine said...

Wow what is quite a bit of loot. Must say going as a squirrle just might be worth it!!