First off, the back story. I have a disease called Brittle Bone Disease and I'm only 3 feet tall, but I get around really well using a crutch. I also have a service dog. A golden retriever named Sunny. This stupid happened at Meijer (for those of you not from Michigan, Meijer is similar to Walmart but minus the evil and corruption). Sunny attracts a lot of attention when we go places and this particular day was no exception. I was with my friends grocery shopping when I heard a little girl, probably 3 or 4 years old, yell out to her mother, "Mommy! A DOG!"
After the mother acknowledged the little girl and agreed that yes, that was a dog, the girl noticed me. The following exchange occurred:
Girl: Why is she short?
Mother: Because she has a dog.
The toddler, being smarter than her mother, obviously found this answer confusing because she asked the question again.
Girl: Mommy! Why is she so short??
Mother: (more forcefully) Because she has a dog!
At this point, I , who had been minding my own business up until this point, had to turn away because I was laughing. My friends also had the same problem so we left the mother and her now permanently misinformed child to fend for themselves. Seriously, last time I checked dogs were not a factor in determining height.