Hanging out at University Village with Mango

It was a sunlit afternoon. Smelly and i decided to make good use of this opportunity to take Mango to University Village, instead of watching The Dark Knight in IMAX.

I expected Mango to gather some attentions from passersby but i did not expect him to be attracting so many people! It was impossible to walk a few steps without having people stopped by and asked what breed Mango was, including several who inquired if Mango was an Akita or a Norwegian Elk Hound. Walking Mango by teenage girls would elicit numerous “soooooo cute” from them. We also met several people who have/had Shibas, including a lady whose 16-and-a-half-year old Shiba died not too long ago. Smelly was telling me that when the lady was patting Mango, she saw tears in her eyes.

We eventually settled down on a spot in front of the Apple Store to enjoy the last bit of evening sun.

A quiet moment from getting oooohs and aaaaahs.
A quiet moment from getting oooohs and aaaaahs.

A smiling Mango in front of the Apple Store.
A smiling Mango in front of the Apple Store.

Mango watch!
Mango watch!

Mango and i relaxing in front of the Apple Store.
Mango and i relaxing in front of the Apple Store.

Smelly and Mango.
Smelly and Mango.

Two of my favorite inedible fruits - Mango and Apple!
Two of my favorite inedible fruits – Mango and Apple!

A lady, whose 16-and-a-half-year-old Shiba past away not too long ago, saying Hi to Mango.
A lady, whose 16-and-a-half-year-old Shiba past away not too long ago, saying Hi to Mango.

1 Comment

SmellyFebruary 1st, 2009 at 14:20

People seem to open up to each other at the presence of dogs. I made friends with neighbors and people on the streets simply because we were walking our dogs. Even strangers are likely to smile or to say hi. It’s one of the many benefits of dog ownership.

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