I like to take the puppy boys for a nighttime walk to burn off a fraction of their energy before bedtime. About three blocks into our walk, this happened.
Tab: "What's that? There, about a block ahead?"
Abel: "A friend! Everybody's a friend!"
Tab: "I don't know... it's walking funny and has a bald tail. I don't trust it."
Abel: "What's not to trust? HI FRIEND!"
Tab: "SHHH! Don't alert it to our whereabouts, you moron!"
*Possibly Rabid Opossum changes direction and begins waddling towards us*
Abel: "See? It's a friend!"
Tab: "No it's not!"
Abel: "HI FRIEND!"
Tab: "DON'T COME ANY CLOSER, YOU SPAWN OF SATAN!"
Me: "Okay boys, let's slowly but surely take a shortcut down this alley to escape the opossum."
Abel: "Awwww but I wanna meet it! It can be my friend! It looks friendly!"
Tab: "I WILL RIP OUT YOUR TRACHEA AND USE IT FOR A STRAW, DEMON!"
*Possibly Rabid Opossum keeps advancing*
Me: "OKAY, I am freaked out by this creature, we are GOING AWAY!"
Abel: "Okay! Walking is fun! Maybe I will find another friend before we go home!"
Tab: "IF YOU FOLLOW US, I WILL DISEMBOWEL YOU AND SEND YOUR ENTRAILS TO YOUR MOTHER!!!"
Abel: "Sigh, why doesn't Tab want to make more friends? I am sad."
*Possibly Rabid Opossum gives up and waddles up on someone's porch*
Tab: "Grrr, if I see that thing again, I will rip it to shreds."
Abel: "See, this is why you don't get invited to any slumber parties, Tab."
I'm pretty sure this illustrates the difference between Doberman Pinscher temperament and Bernese Mountain Dog temperament. While terrifying, it was also hilarious.