We were returning from our walk up the woods. Ruby was back on the lead as we were getting close to the road. We were walking along the field edge to keep away from some owners whose dogs don’t like an exuberant puppy jumping up to greet them.
Coming up the track, was an older couple walking their dog off lead. As we drew level we said “Good morning”
Their slightly raised eyebrow reply “Don’t you all allow your dog off lead. Ours has never been on a lead in his life”
It was all I could do to not say “Good for you!”