The dogs ignored them, but they seemed interested in the dogs. They were obviously destined to be playing camels in a nativity play, as both had fake humps hanging at somewhat rakish angles under their tummies.
I have discovered that I enjoy my after-work walk in the dark with the dogs. It's quiet and peaceful (despite encounters with llamas) and you get striking whiffs of people's dinners as you cross the park. I carry a Maglight in my pocket so that I can see the dog poop when I need to pick it up. I often meet other dog walkers. Someone could be a serial axe murderer and I would greet him or her cheerfully if he or she was accompanied by a dog.