Last night I woke up with a start and in the dim, I saw something half an inch from my face. What the hell is that? I thought. Then it came into focus. It was a paw. A grimy hind paw. A filthy paw that has been all over NYC pavement and patches of dirt. In my face. And wow, was it uh, aromatic.
But it was Pancake’s, so I gave it a squeeze, and yes, a kiss. Then I rolled over and went back to sleep.