I have had a wide variety of reactions. For a while I had the impression that my next door neighbor thought that Kato was going to eat his Shiztzu because when I would be walking toward him and his dog, he would pick the little shiztzu up and carry it. I was really irritated. In my head I was like, 'Kato is not going to eat your freaking shiztzu.' But, it turns out that the neighbor just didn't want his shiztzu to bother Kato. I was pleasantly surprised.
People always ask if he is friendly. My answer differs for each person who asks him. A nice lady walking down the sidewalk, 'Yes. He's still a puppy, too.'
A group of teenage boys, I just smile when they ask.