The woman hoped I would enjoy my walk. I shall, if I’m not threatened by out-of-control dogs. (Her sub-text is, put up with it.) There are insights, sudden glimpses into a family dynamic. I made my view plain, if they get irony. The farmer has posted notices saying dogs worrying stock will be shot. Picture the scene if he'd been here. I should have said I've shot their dogs- with a Cannon. The big guns. My camera is a Canon, that’s the brand. Now, shall I post the shot and expose them?
I remember a show at Loughrigg where proud owners of a pack of hounds talked about their training. Sociability and manners- those are the qualities needed. Sociability and manners, no sign of either in this encounter.