Kickass, the doorstop dog, says it did not take long for his keeper to get into border trouble. In looking for a hardware store in Brownsville he found himself in a no-exit traffic lane headed toward the bridge across the Rio Grande and into Matamoros, Mex. There flashed before the keeper’s consciousness a vision of being somehow captured by a Mexican drug cartel in cahoots with the Border Patrol. He did not panic however, instead waving frantically at a Border official and explaining (pleading) (whining) that he had nothing against Mexico but did not want to go there just yet. The BP officer directed the movement of several huge semis and a few cars and opened a side gate so the keeper could make a U-turn and head back into the USA and S. Padre Island. Gracias, Amigo!