a face only a mother could love?;)
i have to say that having a puppy definitely makes strangers come right up and talk to you, which is fine since most times they are just saying how cute hen is. but sometimes funny awkwardness ensues.
::tim's at petsmart with henry::
random lady: what a beautiful dog!
lady: is he a french bloodhound?
tim: uhh, i think just the regular kind..
this 10 second encounter resulted in us calling him a french hen and singing the 12 days of christmas for weeks now. we keep joking that he needs a beret. oui oui, the french hen!
(we googled it, there is no such thing as a french bloodhound)
::walking dog past a neighbor with a new puppy, who tim and i met while walking henry just two nights before::
neighbor: is that a BLOODHOUND? (impressed/incredulous tone)
me: (confused, since i don't know we had this SAME convo two nights ago) uhhh yes, it is.
neighbor: he's so calm (as his puppy boxes henry in the face and he just stands there taking it)
me: not really, he's crazy if he doesn't get a walk! he's just shy with other dogs at first.
neighbor: so do you guys live here now?
me: (confused by the "now", as opposed to what??) uhh yes, for about a year now. just down the street in the circle..how about you guys?
neighbor: oh, about 5 years now for us. i'm eric*, nice to meet you ::shakes hand::
(it's important to note that i was wearing my ridiculous dog walking gloves for this handshake, aka tim's old snowboard gloves that are black with white skeleton print on them. also this neighbor was wearing shorts...yeah)
me: okay well, i'm sure we will see you around!
did he really forget us that quickly? i mean, it's pennsylvania. it's not like bloodhounds are running rampant around here. i'm just saying, hen is pretty memorable. i mean who could forget a wrinkled face like his?
*that thing happened where the second you shake someone's hand you forget what they said their name was. i THINK it was eric.
happy friday! hope you have an awkward-free weekend! (that makes no sense, but you know what i mean.)