Dogs are best friends of us and our kids, too. They even build a strong bond with the kids. Could you imagine that a dog is ready to accompany his 3-year-old friend during timeout so he won’t feel lonely? As we’re true friends, we’ll go through good time and tough time together. Play together and also stay side by side when the other is disciplined by parents.
When one Ohio mother wants her son to be on timeout to reflect on his unacceptable behavior, she never thought that the family’s dog would join his little owner.
After 3-year-old boy, Peyton got into a fight with his 5-year-old sister Ryleigh and hit her, his mother, Jillian Marie Smith decided him needed to be on timeout. She gave Peyton two options: either to stay in his room or have a timeout. The little boy chose the latter.
But one amazing thing happened. When the boy was serving his timeout, the family’s dog, Dash, came over to join him, reported Good Morning America (GMA). Dash stood beside Peyton, and the little boy put an arm over his friend. Dash just didn’t want his boy to be lonely.
Smith happened to see this heartwarming scene and quickly captured a photo.
“I just happened to have my phone on me at the time he was in timeout and took the picture,” she told GMA.
She then posted the photo on here Facebook page with the caption, “When you’re in time out but your best pal wont [sic] let you serve your time alone.”
Smith said that their English mastiff dog might have sensed that Peyton was lonely.
“I couldn’t be mad long because it was just so cute how Peyton wrapped his arm around Dash,” Smith told The Dodo. “When Peyton had to go to time-out, I think Dash knew he needed his buddy.”
Dash was not the only one that decided to join his best friend in timeout. Many pet owners commented on Smith’s photo, which has now been shared more than 51,000 times, that their dogs have done the same thing as well.
“I have a little Beagle that won’t let my one 8-year-old [sic] twin do time out alone,” wrote a user.
Another shared that their pit bull does the same when they make their kids stand in the corner with the only difference being the dog would face the wall with them; “it’s the most adorable thing ever, dogs are so sweet!” the social media user added.
Smith spoke to the Chinese edition of The Epoch Times that Dash has been by Peyton’s side since the little boy was 3 months old. From then, the furry companion has brought a lot of joy to the family, especially to Peyton.
Every time when Peyton needed to go out, the boy would tell Dash, “Don’t worry, I’ll be back soon. Don’t be sad.” And upon his return, Peyton would immediately inform his best buddy, saying, “Bro, I’m back! I miss you so much!”
Smith, who lives in Norfolk, told TODAY Parents that her son often plays dress up games with their 230-pound (approx. 104-kilogram) heavy “gentle giant,” Dash.
“Peyton dresses Dash up in superhero costumes and they act out fight scenes,” Smith said. “I don’t think Dash understands what’s happening, but he allows Peyton to do whatever.”
Smith added that both Peyton and Dash are “always together”. When she can’t find her son, she just needs to search their dog’s location.
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