Two little boys, aged three and five, approached us on our daily walk, with the proper greeting, "May we pet your dogs?"
Then the older surprised me by asking if MaeRose had fangs (at first I thought he said 'stains') -
and then he asked me if she was a vampire. The final question, which he posed seriously, pointing to Darby, "Can I pull his tail?"
That is the first time a child has asked that. We have met literally hundreds of young children with our volunteer activities for the Pasadena Humane Society - all ages from infancy to teenaged. Even tho' some are afraid of dogs, none has asked about vampires, or permission to pull a tail. There is always a first.