I try to walk to school to pick up the girls about once a week. It's always a special treat for them all. Nathan usually rides his bike and Alexandra and I walk Max on his leash. Then when we show up at the school, Athena and Samantha are all excited and they take turns walking Max on the way home. The other fun thing about it is the playground on the way home that we stop at for a little while.
This week we walked to school on Monday, when the weather was really nice. As we arrived at the school grounds I went to pick up Max because dogs aren't allowed on school property. I said, "Max, come here." He wouldn't walk over to me so I said again, "Max, come!" From behind me I heard, "Huh?" Max still wouldn't come over to me so I could pick him up so I said more firmly, "MAX, come!!" Then I heard from behind me, "What?"
I looked behind me and there was this kid (probably 11 or 12) turned around just looking at me with a puzzled look on his face. Then it hit me. I said, "Is YOUR name Max?" "Yeah." So funny! I started laughing and told him the dog's name is Max too and that I was talking to the dog, not to him. He just turned around and walked away, but it gave me a chuckle! Poor kid.