Today began with the realization that Holly the Incontinent Dog (which
sounds like a show on the
Cartoon Network) was missing; either some random person opened the gate
by mistake, or one of the local cats (perhaps even Spodie the Emotionally
Need Cat) perhaps pushed the latch open when jumping
down from the fence (and I wouldn't put it past Spodie—he doesn't really
care much for Holly). Then around noon the school called to say that the
Younger was running a fever and needed to come home. And around 2:30 pm the
Older show up forgetting that he was supposed to go to after-school care.
And then later it transpired that the Older had neglected to inform Spring of a detention
he earned last week (to be served sometime this week).
It was a type of day that Monday's are famous for.
(and it turned out that Holly was found early this morning—in the late
afternoon a woman walking her dog came knocking on the door asking us if we
lost a dog. I then went and picked up Holly the Incontinent Dog from her
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