Boys and I were out in the yard this afternoon, playing Wubba... three teenagers on bikes pedal by, slow down for a minute, and watch us. The boys run over to investigate, the kids have some sort of discussion, then they take off.
We continue playing. Five minutes later this little kid on a bike stops at our fence... he's maybe 9 or 10.
Again, the boys run for the fence, and the kid motions for me to come over as well. He asks me if it's okay to pet the dogs, what are their names, are they red noses, and how old are they... I answer all that, he pets the boys through the fence, and he pedals off.
Five minutes after that, there he is again. He wants to know "have the dogs ever mated?" "No", I say, and up the hill he goes again.
Few minutes after that... "do I want to mate the boys?" his big brother wants to know. Apparently the little kid is the go-between, and was recruited to ride up and down the hill to relay messages.
I tell him the boys are neutered, but even if they weren't I wouldn't want to breed them. Off he goes...
Comes back with "my brother wants to know what you mean?" I assume "neutered" isn't in the brothers vocabulary, so I explain it in simple terms... the little boy nods "aaah... they are SPADED, you mean?"
"Yes" I tell him, "but for the boys the word is neutered." Off he goes.
Then I see him again a few minutes after that... he's peering through the fence at the dogs, forehead all wrinkled, frown on his face... and he rides off again.
Couple of minutes go by, and he's back... "the big brother doesn't believe me, and they have a female red nose who just came into heat, and my boys are so pretty, and they would pay me and
let me pick a puppy on top of that..."
So, again, I tell him that the boys are neutered, honest-to-God... why wouldn't his brother believe me?
Well, the brother was one of the teenagers, and "definitely saw Sepps *boy parts* when they were riding past my yard"... and he sent the little kid to confirm that said *boy parts* were real and present.
So, I start launching into another explanation, but the kid cuts me off and points in Sepps direction... and there is my dog w/his penis almost hanging down to his knees.
I explained that those *boy parts* are not able to make puppies anymore, but that they are capable of "getting excited"... wtf else can I tell a little kid???
I don't think the kid believed me anyway. After squinting at Sepps parts one more time and looking at me w/one eye brow raised, he wished me a nice evening and left, and I didn't see him again.