Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Cute Conversation

Waiting in the checkout line at the store today...

Alfie in his work jacket, sitting at the checkout, in front of some shelves of candy

"Oh WOW, a dog!"...this from a very cute little boy of about five.  "Can I pet?"
"Um, no, I'm sorry.  He's working right now,"  I smile to soften the blow.
"Oh -- he BITES."  (With a very serious look.)
"No, he doesn't bite...he's just working right now.  It's just like school, only for dogs."
"And you're his teacher?"  (...his eyes huge in amazement...)
"Yes, that's right!"
"Oh...that is AWESOME!!"...with a big smile.

Oh yes, I do get tired of the questions sometimes...but then there are fun moments too! 


Ruby's Raiser said...

I find the kids are pretty awesome, they totally get it!

Thank you for your kind comments on our blog, so very appreciated! :)

1000 Goldens said...

That is so cute! I bet it is hard to help little ones understand they have to resist the temptation to pet.

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

I'll have to use that "school for dogs" one next time.

Becky said...

Many questions, answers and smiles! Love the conversations we have - this is a cute one!

Samantha said...

Hi Alfie! I've been a bit out of commission lately, but it's really nice to get to know you - I wanted to THANK you for your cool award - that was sweet and very generous in spirit! Sounds like this kid "Got it" eventually - what you do is amazing - look forward to getting to know you better!
Hugs xo