As I was coming down the home stretch of my walk today, I met a woman in a black tracksuit accompanied by a stunning pure-white standard poodle. The dog would have been beautiful in its natural state, but its appearance had been enhanced with the traditional poodle clip. I would have complimented the woman on her gorgeous dog, but she was talking on her cell phone (or listening, at least).
As we passed, the dog edged over closer to her, giving me a wide berth. One could argue that the dog was merely well trained to share the sidewalk, but it seemed to me that its sidelong glance clearly said, “Where did you get that outfit?”