Lynn's Comments: I am guilty of letting my dog run about without a leash. We live in the country and our little black spaniel, Willy, was free to go where he pleased--which was usually next door to my in-laws' for toast and coffee. The neighbours didn't say anything--for the most part they let their pets out as well. It wasn't until the school bus nearly ran over Willy that I paid more attention. He died of cancer years later, but I never forgot his close call.
Lynn's Comments: Gary Larson (The Far Side) once sent me a Christmas card, which showed a house with a brightly lit window through which you could see a group of wildly partying dogs. In front of the house, on a white lawn, was a snow sculpture of a fat cat. A path of paw prints lead from the door to the snow cat--the side of the cat was yellow! I guess cartoon minds think alike.