Yesterday I was about to go to the grocery store when a small dog appeared on the sidewalk on the other side of my duplex half. It came towards me when I called Puppy! and backed off and came forward and backed off and so on, me crouching. Went under the car in front of my neighbor's.
My street isn't a busy one, but still, a car passed in the street.
Oy vey. I rang the neighbor's bell and in time a guy answered. I'd seen the car before (she keeps having different cars, maybe someone in her family has a car lot). He could be family or a new boyfriend. Anyway, he answered, pulling his suspenders up, looking at me. I said I was a neighbor and did they have a small black dog? (I knew she had a new dog). Yep...
while we looked under the car, the cutie ran back into the house.
I don't favor small yappy dogs much, but this one was adorable.
I think Dog was watching out for Blackie, or Curlylocks, or Coalbin.