Eh lady on the beach: We came to check out the surf on a busy Sunday. We walked past your sweet little dog and sat down about five feet away from it in the shade to watch the waves. Your dog came up to us and allowed us to pet it and snuggled up, making itself comfortable pawing us for attention. You came in from your surf session and immediately insisted we stop petting your dog because you don’t like people touching it. You also told us we are sitting in “your spot.” We thought you were kidding, but then we realized you were totally serious. In fact, you were so angry it made us sad for you. Maybe next time don’t leave your dog tied up on a busy beach if you don’t like people to pet it.
Illustration: Ron Pitts