As I exited the park one day, a big, burly man was headed in our direction. He eyed the dogs and then eyed me. I could see he was a little concerned, so when he opted not to cross the street to avoid us, I silently applauded. As we were just about to pass each other, he smiled and said, "Those sure are some big teeth those dogs got." It sounded very nearly like what Little Red Riding Hood must have sounded like as she said much the same thing to the Big Bad Wolf.
|The better to eat you with, my dear.|
All I could think to say, using my best Pollyanna cheerful voice, was, "No bigger than other dogs' teeth!"
He started a big belly laugh. "Well said, sister, well said."
|Téa demonstrates how easily her mighty teeth destroy dead leaves.|