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I Brake For Dogs! July 5, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Exercise & Fitness, Humor.
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Pluto-HappyYou know those sweat pants and shorts with the cutesy sayings sprawled, scrawled, and scribbled across the wearer’s derrierre?

Expressions like . . .
Oops . . . sorry.  Wrong sign.

Expressions like . . .
Oops . . . ditto.  My bad.

Expressions like . . .
Never mind.  I’m sure you know the type of butt ads I’m yakking about.

Well, I’ve noticed a need for just such a thing on my morning walks ~ a sticker to tell people walking in proximity to my “bumper” that:

I brake for dogs.

When I walk past human beings, I smile, wave, and keep marching.  But as each canine being approaches, I stop, stoop, and scratch their heads.

Probably because I know they’ll be mindful of the attention.

Pluto-RollerskatingThat and the whole social acceptability thing.  Scratching a dog’s head while strolling around town is fine.  Scratching a perfect stranger’s head is weird.

Same goes for imperfect strangers.

What?  Oh, come on.  Don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming after the prelude I posted yesterday.

Aah . . . that’s better!