The young woman put the small basket near the edge of the kitchen table. She let him smell the pieces of fruit. “Take one, my dear,” she said. “You are Big enough for a lion.” His tail wagged; he opened his mouth wide and swallowed the strawberry. The dog smiled. “Here is a bigger one. I think you are more than capable of handling this one. ” The young woman put a second strawberry in his mouth. After he had eaten it, he looked at her. She patted him on the head. The dog smiled again. “No more for now. Let’s go to the garden and play.” He followed her outside.