One-dog man climbs hiking trail and hears a woman’s voice above him.
“My dogs aren’t social,” says two-dog woman.
“OK,” replies one-dog man, “I’ll hold my dog here while you pass.”
“That’s my trail,” answers scowling two-dog woman, “I made it.”
“OK,” replies one-dog man, “I’ll go around you.”
Same day, different trail.
One-dog-white-dog man sees black-dog woman approaching with three young children.
White dog runs to greet black dog. Black-dog child yells, “Stop!”
White dog stops and black dog approaches. They begin to sniff each other. Black dog and white dog smile.
Black-dog woman says, “Can they pet your dog?”
One-dog-white-dog man replies, “Yes.”
Children and dogs smile.
Three-child-black-dog mother says, “Tell the man thank you.”
Children chorus, “Thank you.”
One-dog man says, “You’re welcome.”