…mostly because, hey, who likes to get startled from a sound sleep? That, and it looks like Sheriff Stober has a bear claw festooned band on his hat… although you’d never know it by the coloring job… they are see-through in the second panel. And why do they call it a Bear Claw Pastry when clearly it looks more like a Bear Paw??
Johnny! Listen, boy! Do what the Sheriff says!! Now is not the time to be putting Ol’ Sampson (Cousin of Rex over by Cutter’s Bluff?) down! Reach into the bag!!