On the first day of this new year, 2016, Catherine and I were out for our early morning walk. We were starting the New Year with brisk resolve when a van slowly approached us on the walking path that cuts through the recreation center.
The van was decorated with advertisements for PET CONTAINMENT SERVICES-“Best Fencing Around!” and “Most reliable hidden dog fence…no getting around it!”
We knew that kind of crawl; the driver was obviously looking for something…and because the promises emblazoned on every available space – front, back, and sides -were also accompanied by graphics of dogs of different breeds, the driver could only be looking for one thing:
“Have you seen my dog? A shepherd mix?” the man asked.
No getting around it… situational irony at its best.