This is our daily ritual, captured via my iPhone.
People often stop me on walks and say things like "Ohhhhh what a pretty dog! What kind is he?" Sometimes kids will ask to pet him, or, if they're farther away, will yell things to their friends like "GUYS! Look at that big white doggie!"
Today on our "walkies" (as our walks are known to Leo), we passed a bunch of kids playing on their swing set.
Kids: "Look at that dog! Let's shoot him!"
Kids making shooting noises: "Pew, pew pew pew pew pew pew!!!!!!!!!!" (Machine gun fire?)
This was definitely a new greeting.