I spent the afternoon at the park today. My girls were playing soccer with some friends and I kept Harry company.
There was a group having a birthday party and eventually one little boy wandered over, standing at a distance
"Do you want to say hello to Harry?"
"He's a dangerous dog"
slowly he edged closer and some very quick pats turned into longer ones
"I'm taller than him"
"How old is he?" (five)
"He will be a very big dog when he grows up"
"I like his big toof"
"Come and see him, he's not dangerous, he's soft"
The little girls wanted selfies with him, one tied a ribbon around his tail and one resisted all of her mother's attempts to head towards home. I think I ended up with about six kids around me and they were all patting Harry.
My girls will turn twenty on Tuesday so we ended the day with caramel mudcake. You really can't get better than that