I got to meet Mary, an email friend, face to face. It was lovely to meet her! Lovely person. And she has the sweetest Malinois in the world. Meet Ms. J:
Unlike many Malinois, this pretty girl is delighted to meet new people and to be given fur-loosening scratches. She also gives kisses and even jumped up and hugged me. Yeah, I would have given her my car at that point.
Two beagles and a wire fox terrier, however, weren't as delighted with my new friendship. When I walked through the door, there were three little black noses giving me a going-over.
HRHTM: Um...is there something you want to tell us?
Me: What? No. What would I have to tell you?
Bailey: How about why you're home late from work? Smelling like [sniff sniff] Is that Malinois???
Me: Well, yeah, but it's not what you think.
Maddie Mae: Ohhhh. It's not what we think. I see. I get it.
Me: No, really, I was visiting Mary and she has a great dog and I was just petting her a little--
All three: [groan]
Bailey: Petting her. Uh huh.
HRHTM: What, are we not ENOUGH for you? You need more dog than we can give you?
Bailey: I mean, after all we've meant to each other, this is how you act?
HRHTM: And judging from the amount of fur on your clothes, I guess we're just not fuzzy enough.
Me: Guys! Seriously! Come on. It was a few pets.
Maddie Mae: A few pets? A few pets? Oh, and let me guess. "It didn't mean anything. You thought about us the whole time." [shaking her head] I don't even know who you are. No! I'm done. I am too old for this crap.
And all three walked away.
I think I'm sleeping alone tonight.