I like that some senior citizens are stubborn know it all assholes, because quite often when I am walking Ottie I get to have this exchange with them.
Old duffer - oh, what a cute dog! Can I pet him?
Me - I'm sorry, but you can't, he is very protective of me & he will try to bite you.
Old duffer - well, he looks happy, he is wagging his tale.
At this point the old duffer disregards my warning & attempts to pet Ottie & just as I warned he tries to bite them. The old duffer then jumps back & instead of apologizing, shoots me a dirty look, & says, "what a nasty little dog!"
Now I become pissed off & I contemplate biting the old duffer for talking shit about my best friend.