Coming back from our daily walk to McDonald’s, Bryan and I regularly stop at a greengrocery to pick up vegetables for the day. While I go inside, Bryan and Vesper wait outside and enjoy lots of positive attention.
Today, however, an older woman muttered, “Why don’t people leave their dogs at home?”
“Excuse me,” I said, surprising her, I guess. “Do you have something you want to say?”
“No, I was talking to myself,” she responded, but then recovered her true self. “But people should keep their dogs at home on a hot day.”
“They need exercise,” I said.
“Yes, but now it’s sitting outside in the heat.”
“It’s in the shade,” I pointed out.
“It didn’t walk in the shade,” she retorted.
Hey, how do you argue with that?