People are truly clueless

On Saturday I decided to tag along with my neighbor who was having a yard sale and since she advertised we would get a lot of traffic. We set up all the tables and got out all our junk. I brought Mick our B out to the front yard to be with us and meet new people. One gentleman walked right up to Mick and started scratching behind his ears. It was small talk at first ie: "what breed is he?" and such. Then the conversation took an interesting turn….

Man: "Oh he's barkless you say?"
Me: "Yes, but that certainly doesn't mean he doesn't make noise HA-ha!"
Man: "Hmmm... "well how do you know when someone is at the door?"
Me: giggle
Man: (standing tall with his arms crossed in front of him and one eyebrow down) "Well, how do you know when the mailman comes?"
Me: giggle
Man: "What if there's an intruder?"
Me: "Sir we did NOT get a dog to notify us when someone is at our door, they will simply knock. We didn't get a dog to let us know when the mail arrives, the lil red flag will be up on the mailbox. And we did not get him to be an attack dog, that's what my husbands pistol is for" 😃

Needless to say the gentleman walked away with his tail between his legs.

I had a middle aged (read 5 years older than whatever age I am LOL) couple come to see if the basenji was for them and as one of my dogs ran up to them the guy grabbed his mouth and pried it open. He is lucky that he didn't get eaten - when I asked him what are you doing? He said, "I'm looking for a hunter and dogs with black on the roof of their mouths make the best hunter." He was pretty matter of fact about it and seemed astonished that I didn't subscribe to that theory.

They did not go home with a basenji regardless of the color of the roof of the mouth.

My b's often alert when someone is at the door.
They get off the couch where they are sleeping, and go to the door!
As my 2 b's are marathon sleepers, I always pay attention when they move.
Got to protect the t.p. after all! grin.

@Natalplum:

Me: "Sir we did NOT get a dog to notify us when someone is at our door, they will simply knock. We didn't get a dog to let us know when the mail arrives, the lil red flag will be up on the mailbox. And we did not get him to be an attack dog, that's what my husbands pistol is for" 😃

Needless to say the gentleman walked away with his tail between his legs.

ROFL! Too funny!

I love your response to the gentleman – I will have to remember it for similar encounters. 😃 😃 😃

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