“He sits still and stern like, ‘Don’t mess with my children.’”
Melissa Nixon and her family searched for years to find the perfect dog before finding Bentley, and the golden retriever was everything they’d hoped for.
They needed a pup that would be good with her five kids, and Bentley is perfect. He is smart, family-orientated, loving and always has his hands full with the kids.
Every morning, the caring pup makes sure the two youngest girls are picked up safely by the school bus, and he certainly takes his job very seriously.
Initially, Bentley wasn’t sure what to think about the school bus, Melissa talks about this when talking to The Dodo:
“We got him when they were in hybrid learning, so they were going to school half the time. I think at first he wasn’t sure where this giant yellow object was taking his children, so he would just sit out there confused.”
The girls even told their bus driver about their new pup and now Bentley gets a shout out on the bus speaker every time it pulls up to the house, this has helped put his mind at ease.
“They do the loudspeaker every morning and [Bentley’s] very energetic,” Melissa said. “But as soon as he hears the loudspeaker say, ‘Hi, Bentley!’ he sits still and stern like, ‘Don’t mess with my children.’”
Have a look at Bentley in action:
Unfortunately, with the current COVID restrictions, the girls are learning virtually, but Bentley hasn’t let his guard down.
Due to COVID restrictions, the girls are back to virtual learning and the school bus hasn’t shown up in a while. But that doesn’t mean Bentley lets his guard down.
“Every time I play the video and he hears the bus, he has to count his children,” Melissa said. “He finds each one of them and then goes to the door and wants to be let out because he wants that bus to come … I think he misses it.”
“He’s confused that they can’t play at certain times and he tests out the boundaries to see how much of the schooling he can get into,” Melissa said. “He tries to jump at the screen and play with them, but now that we’ve been doing it for quite a while, he’s adjusted pretty well.”
“He loves having everyone home,” Melissa added. “I don’t think he could ask for a better situation.”