The other night we had a home invasion. Our well-placed cameras were not sufficient to warn us or call the authorities. We’re still not sure what was taken or consumed, as our last inventory was months ago.
Okay, as Joe Friday would say, “just the facts, Ma’am.” Late Friday evening I noticed our guard dog, Dolly, was extremely agitated. She was growling and barking at something in the laundry room. I thought it might be a mouse, but soon found I had underestimated the threat.
Dolly was traumatized, while She Who Shall Not Be Named (SWSNBN) and I each had our phones poised to summon help. Behind some hanging laundry and other miscellaneous items was something truly dark and sinister --- the neighbor’s black cat! The intruder was much too formidable for Dolly to evict on her own, and I soon learned that herding a cat through a doggie door is not a practical solution.
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