Bold woman

I was out in the front garden; deep in the overgrown rose bushes.
This year they needed a good slash; a heavy prune.
I could hear footsteps on the footpath and then a woman's voice said 'hello georgeous, aren't you beautiful'.
That gave me a warm feeling.
I backed out of the rose bush, stood up and said 'hello, are you talking to me?'.
The startled woman blushed heavily and awkwardly explained that she had been talking to my two dogs that were sitting at the gate watching the world go by.
The woman moved on quickly getting into her car and getting out of there.

Hidden deep in the roses I knew that she was talking to the dogs - they are good looking; but I couldn't resist the opportunity.
Besides it broke the monotony of pruning the prickly roses.