I was walking him to the park the other day and for a change, he was behaving pretty well. No pulling or arsing about and generally just being a good boy. The next thing I know I have a police car stop at the side of me and one of the policemen wave to me to stop me (I had my mp3 player on). I stop and walk over to the car wondering what on earth they have stopped me for and ask if everything is okay.
The policeman in the passenger seat replied and said "Everything's fine. We were just wondering if you were all right with him?"
I said everything was fine and that the dog was fine too.
The policeman in the driving seat then asks "You're not having any trouble then?"
At this point I am beginning to get mightily confused so just say that as he was walking fine on his lead and was behaving, did it honestly look like I was struggling?
It then occurs to me that maybe they think I have stolen him so I ask them if that is the case and get the reply from both "No, no not at all. We see you out a lot with him and just wanted to make sure you were alright and it looks like you are so we'll make a move now. Enjoy your walk".
After thanking them and saying bye they left and that was that.
I am still mightily puzzled as to why they stopped though. They were both really nice and pleasant (and truth be told not bad to look at either!) so it wasn't annoying, just a bit strange.
The dog embarrassed me by trying to climb in to their police car though. He decided that he'd make the most of saying hello and planted both his front paws on the passenger door.
They drove off with two muddy pawprints on their passenger door *blush*.