My neighbor Ed the ex-Marine is out in his front yard wearing his pajamas and a bright blue bathrobe.
Perhaps came out to get his paper?
Ah yes. Bliss. He tucks it under his left arm.
But something is amiss.
He looks around the corner.
He darts into a bush.
Something is wrong. Someone is missing.
He ducks behind his shrub and returns holding a small black cat. This cat recently started appearing on the scene. She is black and looks startlingly like my cat Shannon except she wears an orange collar (Shannon's is black).
He places the cat gently next to the food bowl on his front steps, and returns into the house with his newspaper, victorious.