I was walking down the street yesteday when I heard, in reference to myself, "That's not a dog!"
Why, thank you, yes it's true; I'm not a dog.
It's wonderful to be recognized in this way! ;-)
The elderly woman on the sidewalk opposite remonstrated with her overexcited and recalcitrant mutt, and continued on her way as best she could with the wild beast in tow.
I just smiled at them and went on.