One of the neighbor dogs, Old Poopie, was walking around his yard attached to a line anchored in the ground when he got all tangled up.
The trouble started when he began chasing a cat around the old tree. It was a low-speed chase because the dog thought he could sneak up on the yellow cat, but Mr. Tabby knew he could be out of reach in a flash.
Around and around the old tree they stepped slowly, the dog’s line shortening with each turn. Finally the dog made a desperate shot at the feline prowler, who responded by jumping on the porch with a single bound.
“I had him dead to rights,” said Old Poopie. “The thing is, by the time I leaped I didn’t have enough line, it snagged and I rolled back, getting tangled in the rebound coil.”
Old Poop said he would try again next week, as he has for the last 78 weeks.