Some time ago I was crossing a large city, and, behold, I met a young woman with a pair of boots and a man’s hat on. Her hair was gone and her mouth was painted red. She was leading a large bulldog and he had pulled her from one side of the walk to the other until her hands were blistered. In front of a large department store the young woman lost her temper and she gave that bulldog the most outlandish cussing that I ever heard a poor dog get. I gave the sidewalk to the woman and the dog, and I kept my hat on.
When I got to my room, I said, “Now, Lord, my precious old mother taught me to take my hat off when I met a lady.” And the Lord seemed to say, “Yes, you must still do that when you meet a lady. Women and bulldogs are another proposition.”
Robinson, Reuben A. (Bud). The Collected Works of 'Uncle Bud' Robinson (Kindle Locations 4360-4368). Jawbone Digital. Kindle Edition.