AN encounter with two young boys while walking my dog:
Hey, look at that dog! Mister can we pet your dog?
– Sure. She’s young so she might be a bit hyper at first and jump a little but she’ll be ok.
She won’t bite?
-No, she’s friendly.
What kind is she?
-She’s a retriever, a Golden Retriever.
-Just six months…still a puppy.
I have a Lab, a black one….called Bruiser.
-Labs are great dogs. Kind of like a retriever in temperament.
What’s your dog’s name?
Hi Abby…thanks for letting us pet her.
Hey Mister you know why they call them a “Golden” retriever?
Cause they’re worth the “Price of Gold” ! (smiling with hand outreached in front of his face rubbing his thumb together with his finger tips).
-Hey, I like that. I’ll remember that. See ya.
Here are some riverside photos from past weekend: