I used to have a dog that was half pit bull, a quarter cocker spaniel and a quarter dalmatian. One day when I was walking him, we passed a yard with three children playing. A girl, about 8, came out to the road. She asked if she could pet him. I told her, “Yes, he likes kids.” So she and a boy, about 6, came out to pet him. She asked me what kind of dog was he. I told her “a pit bull mixed.” Then she turned around, called to the older girl and told her to come pet the dog “’cause he likes kids.” The boy said, “Yes, and he’s gonna be a bull next.” I laughed all the way home!

— Lavonne Patterson