Oh, also, I’m sitting by a bell-tower that went off just as a guy was walking a standard poodle under it. I did not know those dogs could fly. This one did an astounding four-footed leap straight up, with a half twist and some sort of pirouette maneuver, landing like 6 feet from where he started.

Luckily the guy did not hear my chortle.

Also luckily, I did not have a mouthful of tea at the time.