Tonight, I left a shop and a ‘hoodie’ with a big dog was standing outside looking menacing. It was a rockweiller, I think, the guy looked moody and his dog was massive, straining at it’s leash. I looked up into his eyes and smiled, “Is it ok to give her a stroke?” He nodded and smiled and his massive dog rubbed her head against my fingers, licking them with her jaw full of teeth. Was I scared? No. Should I have been? No. She was clearly a well treated dog and was extremely affectionate. I really hope that every other person that encountered those two thought the same….