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I was out for a morning walk, and I was late.

It was 9 am and I still had about five minutes’ walking to do before I got to the coffee shop for my 9 am appointment.

At first, I thought the furry critter beside me on the path was somebody’s dog gone off leash.

Something in my distracted brain disagreed. No, that’s not the right shape. I looked more closely.