Either the Mexican food kicked Lion’s butt last night or he was trying to avoid his punishment. He had a backache that forced me to take pity on him. I’m kidding, of course. He was concerned he might be getting another kidney stone. We don’t need any more operations this year, thank you very much. I’m happy to report that he’s feeling much better this morning.
I was all set to whomp Lion and make him stand over the sink while holding a bar of soap in his mouth. My reasoning was two-fold. I figured all the slobbery soap would wind up in the sink and be easier to clean up. And I wanted him to watch the slobbering in the mirror. I thought that would be better than standing in the corner thinking about what he’d done. Instead he’d have to stare at himself frothing at the mouth and his predicament would be abundantly clear.
I’ve also been doing some thinking about the blindfold situation. Is it worse for Lion if he can’t see what’s going on? I’d think it would be worse if he was tied down and could see what was about to happen and be powerless to do anything about it. I suppose each way has its benefits. And I guess it depends on exactly what I’m doing to him. And maybe how much of a show I want to give in either case. It definitely requires more thought.
Lion most assuredly will not be blindfolded for his punishment. I want him to see his misery with the bar of soap in his mouth. It’s a good thing the food he spilled on his shirt last night didn’t leave a stain or he’d be in for an even worse whomping.