Once upon a time…..I was teaching an obedience class and had my Italian Greyhound with me. Right after the class, I was to attend a meeting in an adjoining room. Vinci was pretty tired and when he wants to sleep, he seeks out my hoodie – wearing it or not. The night of that meeting was no exception, so there I was, sitting there with a dog squeezed in under my hoodie.
A little boy about four years of age approached me. This is how the conversation went:
Boy: Watcha got inside your shirt?
Me: My dog Vinci.
Boy: Does your dog got a tail?
Me: (Reaching inside for a tail and showing it to him)
Boy: Hmmm – is it a boy dog or a girl dog?
Me: (not sure where this was going….) It’s a boy dog.
Boy: Is your dog “noodled”?
Me: (trying EXTREMELY hard not to laugh) Yes, he’s neutered.
Boy: Good thing, ‘cuz we don’t need more dogs around.
I can just picture the conversations that family has around the dinner table!