SPN is on hiatus and new ideas are slow in developing for articles, so I apologize, but need to share random thoughts. Family isn’t always perfect, but that’s what holds us close.
Here in the states, yesterday was National Dog day. August is also know as the dog days of summer because the stars in the night-sky show as Sirrius, the dog. Got me thinking about Dean and Sam’s relationships with dogs. Sam is a dog lover. He had Bones when he ran away to Arizona and that dog is part of his heaven. He incorporated Dog/Rumor into his life with Amelia. He has no problem with the witch’s BFF lying down on his bed in “Friends with benefits”. Dogs sense he likes them as that little one in season 9 specifically wanted Sam to do the belly scratch, (smart dog).
Now Dean has a much different attitude toward dogs, perhaps because he was ripped apart by Hell Hounds-tends to leave a mental image. In “Yellow Fever”, his fear is intensified by the ghost sickness as the little Yorkie with the bow chases him and he states,”It will kill you” In S7 “Repo-Man” he fears the little mutt will pee in the car, but does show disgust at its demise. In S8, he smells dog in the backseat of the Impala and chastises Sam, “don’t take drugs from anyone named Don and no dogs in the Impala”. In “Friends with Benefits”, the dog companion feels his dislike for her dog-form and feels the opposite for Sam, admitting she might even miss Sam. So why did Dean volunteer to take the potion and work the spell in S9 that turned him into the supernatural dog-whisperer? Did he not want Sam/Gadreel to be at risk? Will he expose himself to his fears to solve a case? Do you think Dean has a better appreciation of dogs since his “Dog Dean Afternoon”? Would he let one in the back seat of Baby now?
Trivia: Crowley’s hell hound’s name is Juliette, but fans have renamed it “Growley.”
Written By: Debbab