We’ve definitely decided on a home security system. A dog of ours was attacked again yesterday. Someone tried to cut off its claw, scraping away the skin on the first blow, and slicing across the top on the second. The animal is a mix, mostly wolfhound, patient, loving, and very friendly. This is the latest in the torments he has suffered — the neighbor’s boys nail him all the time with pellet guns, waiting for him to get close, then shooting him in the eye. From time to time we come home and find him with a swollen eye. Last year, of course, somebody dosed another of our dogs with acid or lye.

The scary part is that the a$$hole did this during the day, when my wife and kids were home. It had to have been a neighbor.

I have to stop writing now, as I am too pissed to discuss this rationally.