slogging my way through a 4 miler today, i took notice of two young boys playing on their front stoop. i've seen them out there before. one might guess they are without adult supervision, but i don't know that to be true. likely mom was just behind the screen door with an eagle eye out for an sweaty, lecherous old men with a taste for young ones.
the older one might be 4, the younger about 2 or 3 i would guess. today they were playing with a small puppy about 4 inches tall at the shoulder and maybe 10 weeks old.
i didn't pay much attention, that is until i had already passed the house. of a sudden, there was a gush of juvenile barking. i turned to see as this little pup come charging off the porch in rush of puppy bravado.
i had to smile.