“I had to prove it wasn’t a wolf…”
No, he didn’t mean either of his lil dogs with the “doggie squad” doggie-jackets. We started talking about dogs in general, and turned out that we both liked the big dogs.
I had German Shepherds (one I had named “Hot” – “Hot Dog” heh – and a Collie…
He mentioned that he had a Labrador-and- something cross which was dark grey and shaggy and large.
And the authorities didn’t take kindly to him saying it was a wolf. So he had to go and prove to the city council that what he had, was in fact, a gentle mongrel cross-breed – and not a wild animal.