Friday, February 12, 2016

To the gentleman walking his two dogs

Posted on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 4:00 AM

I was walking home tonight by myself down Charles Street when I noticed you walking towards me with two dogs. When you stepped aside to let me pass, I was surprised since the sidewalk was clear and big enough for us to have shared it. It soon became apparent why you chose to do so because of your giant puppy (possible chow mix) who immediately looked like he wanted to jump me. I asked if I could pet him and you let me. I knew he only wanted to play and sure enough he started to play tug of war with my scarf with the most gentle of pulls. He let go almost as soon as you asked him to stop and then he grabbed my jacket. I just want to say thank you for being a good dog owner. It was apparent by how well your dogs behaved, how gentle you were being with the puppy and thank you for being courteous enough to have stepped aside in case I might have been afraid of dogs since you knew your happy puppy would jump to greet me. I also want to say you have a beautiful smile. My only regret is that I didn't pet the other dog or get your number. It was brief but happy encounter. It certainly made my walk! —The Girl with the Sparkly Scarf and Denim Jacket

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