Good morning to everyone, but especially The Miss, who treated us to a full-throated & eight-octave soliloquy on why she should be allowed off leash to get closer to the coyote. It was the kind of speech that would have made Perry Mason & Shakespeare weep in both its poetry and logic. She lost her case, but the judges were impressed by her impassioned argument and vigour. And, of course, for doing all of this while seated and paying attention to us and not the coyote, she was given a conciliation prize of treats.