Late last night, at like 11pm, Dogface was keeping me awake doing that quiet “boof” thing that dogs do when they’re upset. Everyone who has a dog knows that sound, right? I have to get up for work early in the morning and it was just loud enough to be annoying.

Anyway, I sit up and see that he’s sitting on the bed by my feet, looking at the window, going “boof…” every ~30 seconds. I get up and stick my head out the window, and can faintly hear one of my neighbors up the street screaming for help, just wailing over and over.

We go outside, find which unit the sound is coming from, and get the police in there. Soon, an ambulance came through and hauled someone away. No idea what happened, but nobody else in the neighborhood seemed to be taking any notice…


TL;DR: Dogface is a very good boy and might have saved someone’s life last night.

No pictures, unfortunately, but Tycho and Refurb just had their annual vet checkups.

Tycho’s test results confirmed him to be A Good Boy in perfect health.

Refurb was taken from the room by a vet tech to have blood drawn while Tycho was being checked out. She was gone for the entire appointment, which the vet said was strange. When the tech returned, the vet asked if Refurb had been much trouble, to which the tech replied “Well, at least she didn’t get any of us.”

She specifically said “any of us” because it took three vet techs ten minutes to subdue this 9-pound, three-legged cat to the point that they could draw her blood. Not. A. Happy. Kitty.