Im a daytime bartender on Bourbon St who always keep a fresh gallon of spring water on ice, which i offer in bowls to every Dogs parents that passes. Every time i see a Dog i stop dead in my tracks and ask there parent if i can make friends. I NEVER pet a Dog without its parents permission. I ALWAYS bend down and offer my hand out and ask the Dog permission to. If the Dog dosnt give permission, then i continue on my way. I have 5 dogs, 4 are rescues. I adopted a colony of cats that live in my neighborhood that i trapped to spay/neuter, then returned and made friendly. I have 3 ferrets, 2 are rescued. As well as have rehabilitated and released a wide variety and number of native wildlife as well as exotic species in my home. You can say i love and respect all animals and place them in higher value then most. I never forget an animals name, while always forgetting peoples (including there parents) name.