DogChild and I were walking at a lovely park near our home.
Young lady also walking on the path:
Oh look at your dog! She's beautiful!
Young lady who is also walking on the path with her dog who, upon seeing me on the path sits on a bench and pulls the dog into her lap.
Hi! What a pretty dog!
I DON'T WANT TO TALK TO YOU! MY DOG AND I ARE ON THIS BENCH SO WE DIDN'T HAVE TO TALK TO YOU!
So. It's going great.