Kickass, the doorstop dog, says the keeper has in his dog history an English Springer spaniel—“Doc,” who was the neighborhood rogue due to the keeper’s lax control in letting Doc run at large. On one occasion Doc invaded a neighbor’s garage where pans of delicate cupcakes were cooling in preparation for a graduation. On another occasion Doc somehow absconded with a different neighbor’s t-bone steak awaiting the grill.
On these and other occasions, Doc displayed an indifference to verbal reprimand that somehow, incredibly, carried the day; and if he could have talked he would have said, “I have received complete and total vindication.”
Kickass says we need to talk more about the keeper’s complicity.