Because staring is super polite.
  1. Yes. That is a dog in a vest.
  2. Yes. This is a real dog. He does not bite.
  3. Please continue to watch us while we eat (or fill in the blank with appropriate action verb: walk, work, etc.).
  4. Just put your hand away. Keep walking. Keep your hands at your side.
  5. Please don't point out the obvious by shouting, "A DOG!"
  6. Please don't stare at my husband as if he is an alien.
  7. Please don't watch the dog to see if he will do a trick.
  8. Politely go about your day. Just as we will. Without staring at you, of course.