Neighbor Dog Gets Tangled in Line

LOC - 1930s -1940s - Street scene, [Mystic, Connecticut]  (LOC) 2179042594

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.

Dear God, What’s Happening?

David Thorne is an Australian comedian. In this very funny email exchange, he tries to deal with a neighbor across the street who installed a very bright security lamp.

“I cant help it if some of the light goes across the road. Put something up in your window.”

“Thank you for your email. While I accept that curtains are usually the key to community accord, in this instance they would need to be constructed of eight-inch-thick lead sheeting. Last night, with my curtains closed and bedside light off, I read a book. Wearing sunglasses. Under a blanket.”