An indescript brown dog sniffs through garbage. An African-American
youth spots the dog while walking down the street. He approaches the
dog in a friendly, non-threatening manner.
Hi, doggie! Nice doggie! Here boy, come on...
The boy gets down on one knee.
Suddenly, the dog's expression changes from passive apathy to that of
The boy jumps back.
Suddenly, a random man with protective arm padding shouts advice to the boy.
Walk away slowly!
He tried to bite me!
Never try to pet an animal you don't know! He may be lost,
sick, or scared!
You mean he might be dangerous!
MUTT (comforting the boy)
That's right! If we don't know, we leave him alone!
And we don't get bit. Now I know!
And knowing is half the battle!
Another G.I. Joe Public Service Announcement.