I took a new route today for my morning walk. Last week I went the familiar route. Somehow a batch of puppies has grown up to be full-sized dogs. They followed me along the fence and barked in their grown-up voices. I was afraid they were waking up the entire village. (OK, it is a pretty small village.)
Since it was quite early this morning, I chose to be kind to the villagers and took the road less traveled by.