Stray dogs are generally harmless, but they may bite if you vex them in some way.
vexare (shake, jolt, toss violently, attack, harass, trouble, annoy) (Latin)
beard, gall, goad, incense, incite, nettle, vex
appease, mollify, placate
very similar to wax. and LADIES go for waxing, even though it is a very painful and annoying process.