I noticed that in Singapore, strangers would usually do one of the following when they spot Moon:
1) Make “kissing” noises (ala ah bengs trying to get the attention of girls)
2) Make “clucking” noises with their tongue
3) If they are with young children, they’d point Moon out to kid and go “Look! Dog dog!”
4) If it’s a little kid, they’d usually point at Moon and go “dog” or “puppy”
5) Some kids run away very quickly, squealing at the top of their voices, as if they’ve seen a headless ghost. Others grab the legs of their nearest parent with a look of fear in their eyes
6) Others walk right up to Moon and try and jab her left eye. Or pull her tail.
Thankfully, Moon has a friendly disposition and when approached by strangers, her first instinct is to lick them. She has never reacted negatively or worst, violently even when she is accidentally prodded with small fingers. I usually warn strangers that if they allow her to, she’d usually lick them to death. Heh.
So for everyone reading this blog but is not sure how to approach dogs, here’s a useful guide!