(It's perhaps worth mentioning that I've got Alzheimer syndrome -a progressive degeneration of the brain. In my case its making it hard to recall words, and very often events. So I have to write this very slowly!)
Daily walking, starting from Southampton Common, is a vital activity - reminding me that what now is what matters.
Yesterday I encountered at least 3 "How-you-do"s from dogs - (that is, me putting out my hand to the dog for it to give me a quick lick on it, to that I am the top dog). This then open's a smile from the owner - or some times for the owner to yank the dog away from me - which I think is "a bit off".