Well, a lot apparently, as Scout can tell you. He is terribly embarrassed and wants you to know that I am an idiot. He says when he can show his face again he will share his thoughts, but for now it falls to me to explain, as I made the mistake.
The dog next door is not named Pearl, as I thought, but it is named Merle. That, of course, would make it a boy, not a girl.
As you may remember, Scout confessed the other day he had a bit of a crush on the dear doggie. That was when he thought it was a GIRL. It is a very good looking dog and worthy of a crush, but Scout likes the ladies. Because of me he thought it was a very nice looking lady dog.
Now, he does not mind that it is a boy as he did meet him and thought he was nice and will make a good friend, but he is very embarrassed to have thought it was a girl when it wasn't.
He asks that we do not speak of this anymore.