This morning I saw Sophie and her master walking through the park. Sophie had a bandage wrapped around her tail so that the end of her tail looked brush-like, sprouting out of the skinny blue bandage, and a portion of her side was shaved. She looks fine, though, and I know her master takes good care of her, perhaps she had a minor emergency. I actually saw her master’s face this morning- most times I’ve seen him it’s hidden under a cap or a winter hat. He looks like someone who keeps people at a distance. Sophie may be his closest friend, and a good one I bet she is.