Being a Big Dog in a Big City, Addy gets a wide variety of reactions when we are out and about. It’s usually fear. Mostly people try to disguise it, usually pretending there is a reason to suddenly cross the street. Sometimes, it’s blatantly obvious.
Along our morning walk, Addy and I pass by a bus stop filled with kids waiting for the school bus. I noticed that Addy always beelines for a young boy (maybe 6 years old)…after a couple of days I realized it was because he was sharing his pop tarts with her. Once I realized this, I let him know that while it was sweet, he didn’t need to share his breakfast with her. He looked at me, with a bit of sass and said:
I share my breakfast because I don’t want her to eat me.
Oh honey, she’s not going to eat you…I promise.
Lady, I ain’t taking noooo chances!