Couple on bench in park. Male says to female: "That has to be a mutt." Male says to me: "Do you know what breeds she's mixed with?"
Elderly man to elderly woman as they passed us by from behind: "Oh look, another pug."
Two girls, one says: "Can you please hide your dog before my boyfriend sees it? Otherwise it is going to end up in our apartment."
Woman passing by: Look how she is gazing at you! [pointing to Dorothy].
Me: She's gazing at the treat in my hand!
Woman: I thought it was because she was in LUURRRVE.
Three boys on the street at 6:00 a.m.: "That's the prettiest pitbull I've ever seen! Can I take her picture?!"
Squeeeal! [Sounds of footsteps running across the street]. Woman arriving breathlessly: "I was eating dinner across the street but I had to come say hello to your boxer pup!" [We chat awhile.] Woman: "Well, I need to go back to my meal, my husband will be mad at me." [More sounds of footsteps. Looks up.] "Oh wait, here's my husband! He wants to say hello to the puppy too!" [Waiter across the street stands by empty table looking worried.]
Man on street to me: Is that a pretty girl? [pointing at Dorothy]
And then as he walked off I realized he had just asked me if Dorothy was a pitty girl, as in pitbull. And I had agreed. Oops.
Dorothy lies down flat on the sidewalk in the blazing sun and refuses to go any further. I hear much laughter from people in a car waiting for the light to change a few yards over.
Man in car: Your dog is hilarious.
Me: [Smiles, not finding it all that funny.]
Man in car: I feel just like your dog today! That's what I want to be doing, lying down in the sun!
Woman to me: Is that a nice one? [pointing to Dorothy]
Woman kneels down and gets kisses from Dorothy. Asks: Why was she sitting before and not walking?
Me: Well, she's stubborn.
Woman: I guess that's the terrier in her.