A slight matter of dog does not bite man

Item: A young scallywag walked down the sidewalk across the street into the almost certain doom of an unleashed dog whose minder smoked a non-chalant cigarette some feet away. Upon seeing the scallywag, the dog erupted into barking and running towards him with a clear motive of murder in its eye.

The scallywag, caught in the open, fled across the street with the dog in hot pursuit. The matter was ended when the dog minder lowered her cigarette long enough to bellow at the dog, who broke off and retreated. As things subsided, a different woman emerged from an unseen location and made a loud promise that the dog’s intentions were not in fact murderous. That is, until the intended victim was identified, at which time she yelled, “No, you may fucking kill that one.”

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