A neighbor driving by my house last weekend slowed to a stop when she saw me out on the front lawn with Vito. She rolled down her window and I noticed she was laughing at us-- WTF?
Apparently the woman's daughter is on Caroline's school bus. She told me that her daughter -- as well as the majority of the kids
on the bus -- believe that Vito is not a dog but a "baby sheep." They see him every morning when Caroline boards the bus and it's the highlight of the trip. I always wondered why all the kids jumped to one side of the bus to gawk out the window at Vito. Now I know: to catch a glimpse of the sheep on the driveway. He's been called "four-legged cotton candy," "an ottoman" and a "pot-bellied pug." I thought all this sheep talk was insane until I put up a side-by-side photo. Look at how the bulky girth of both sheep and pug dwarf their heads. I have to say those kindergarteners aren't far off the mark here.