This evening when my husband and I took the dogs our for a walk there was a couple coming down the street. So we stayed in our front yard to give them time to pass. While they walked by the woman asked the man, "What are those? And name one thing that makes them special?" He said, "Nah, their just dogs." She said, "No, their basenjis and they don't bark." He said, "The don't bark? Then they aren't dogs and I don't know why anyone would want them." She said, "They are dogs and I want one." He said, "I would never own one!"
At this point the dogs were eager to be on their walk in the opposite direction so we didn't get to hear the end of their debate about our "not dogs".