I took a chance by going into a cul-de-sac to get a better picture of the sunset. My first obstacle was a big dog that jumps the fence (probably flat-footed). He began barking at me and before I knew it, he was out of the fence and coming straight at me. I took a chance and put on my syrupy sweet voice, "Hey, Duke! You're just a big ole baby, aren't you." Fortunately, he responded appropriately, and I scratched him behind the ears. Then some guys who were just hanging out gave me a "What the... " vibe as I took a sunset picture just beyond them. I'm sure they wondered why I had come by to take their picture.
When I got back home, I saw by the car in the drive that my prince had arrived. Did he greet me? No, I was met instead at the door by this fellow.