Our story takes place in Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, or somewhere else that is close to where these dogs live. “Big boy” is on the left and “Fancy” is on the right. Fancy got her name from her red scarf. The dogs are friendly to each other, though “Big Boy” is something of a leader dog who likes to tell others what to do.
The cars are stopped and the dogs are doing “dog talk." Maybe they're planning an adventure.
Big Boy says (in a gruff but polite voice): “You’re new here, I’d like to know you better." His voice sounds like “Arf Arf.”
Fancy has a smaller, sweet voice. She says, “Isn’t that nice! I’m going wherever you are.”
Big Boy is thinking he'd like to go some place to play ball with Fancy. When they get there, there will probably also be some greeting and licking.
There are owners that we can't see in the picture, who are driving the cars. The owners are a man and a woman. They already know each other and were already planning to meet somewhere, in order to talk.
The cars might turn left, or right, or go straight when the light changes. It doesn't matter: owners already know where to go.
When both cars get to the park, the owners open the doors. They tell the dogs to get out, and throw a ball for them. Then the owners go off for a walk; they may have had some romance in mind. Maybe they keep an eye on the dogs, maybe they don't.
Big Boy says to Fancy: “Let’s take a walk, kid!” Fancy doesn't know if she knows Big Boy well enough. She says: “I’m going to stay by the car where it’s safe.”
So, both dogs lie on the ground near the cars, until their masters come back. Then they will all go home.
Story created by residents at Vantage House Retirement Community.