...came a strange apparition as I was walking. An elderly gentleman wearing a deerstalker hat and a quilted coat and walking a small, energetic dog came toward me. It was tugging at the leash, wandering, sniffing, acting the way dogs do when they have so many smells to smell and dark places ahead to check out and hardly have enough time for them all.
Suddenly, from out of the shadows, an orange cat appeared. He ran toward the dog, bounced around it, ran ahead, slowed down for the pooch to catch up.
The man looked across the street at me, smiled, and said "he likes to walk with us. The other cat stays home, but this one has to come along."
I stood and watched them as they went into the night. The dog was trotting along happily as the cat frolicked beside him.
For a few moments, I was happy, too.
I hope I see this unlikely threesome again some night.
The rain is past now, though we are told there will be storms passing through until Saturday. Not sure I believe it.
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