An interesting walk this morning. First, because of a close encounter with Paul McCartney, on Madison Avenue, near the Carlyle Hotel. Be still my heart.
After I regained my composure, Springer Spaniel Rochester and I continued walking down Madison Avenue. He was such a courteous dog. When we encountered a woman with a rambunctious and young wire haired terrier of some sort and the woman was having a difficult time with the dog who was a little dog aggressive, Rochester sat, looked at me, and put himself in a down/stay. I blocked the terrier’s view of Rochester as the woman passed by. And was very happy when she called “thank you!” Two little words go such a long way to making a person feel good.
For the remainder of the day, I made a point of being extra courteous to everyone, with the magic phrases that can move mountains: pardon me, please, and thank you.
Try it. You’ll like it!