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MillieI don't scare easily, and I'm not afraid of being mugged. Tonight, however, while walking with Millie, I went up to the local elementary school. There was a kid in his late teens hanging around on his bike. Since this isn't much of a story, let's spice it up a bit and refer to this person as a ruffian. I was letting Millie sniff around to process various scents, and the ruffian was riding around the parking lot on his bike. He stopped at one point and remained silent. At that point, I began to think the behavior was odd, but didn't worry. Eventually, he rode off and I made my way home for some delicious frozen egg rolls.

Our young tough wasn't gone, though. As I crossed one of the entrances to the school, there he was, sitting on his bike and scoping out the situation. I kept walking, but shot him a look as if to say "What the hell is wrong with you, dude?" For the remainder of the walk, I wondered how handy Millie would be if our ruffian friend had been more menacing and actually had malicious intentions. Millie's great, but she's a Labrador Retriever, so I'm not sure she'd be able to help me out of a threatening situation. I'd have better luck with the Tae Kwon Do that I haven't practiced in about fifteen years. Kiai!!!

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