"Heath is missing again,' XXXX says through my door.
"How can Heath be missing he was in your room" I say, closing the laptop opening the door on XXXX who says ,
'Dogs like to move around' XXXX says " .Since you didn't want to be with him I let him walk around the house. Can't keep him cooped up in one room all day.
Maybe Heath started going places he wasn't supposed to go ,opening doors he shouldn't have and stuff. "
XXXX makes a point of looking down at his phone and next making a point of reading what I suppose I am to take is written on his phone " Heath probably somehow got outside ..went his own way.. Heath I think wouldn't take any direction." XXXX stops reading his phone and looks at me ," Why should Heath care about his health or safety ...He SHOULD BE FREE TO DO ANYTHING HE WANTS . Maybe Heath knows what he's doing and SHOULD be able to just come and go as he pleases ...maybe in fact EVERYONE ,EVERYWHERE should just be able to just do and say whatever they want..put down anything and everything be cause even if they've been "gifted" and trusted with 'The New Way" nice warm home ,food and companionship AND protection that I think is very much on the ebb.." XXXX said
"What are you talking about" I asked ,putting my jacket on to go look for Heath.
"No ,the question is not what I am talking about Dumbo It's what YOU'RE talking about Ruiner" XXXX says following me down the stairs.,". Obviously Dumbo only cares about Dumbo .Heath's safety is of no concern is it? so long as Dumbo gets to vent his crazy online
because fuckin DUMBO doesn't respect for all we do for him."
"Are you coming to look for Heath or not?" I ask XXXX, surprised he doesn't care about the dog suddenly "Being missing". Again.
'He's a smart dog..maybe he wanted to leave and do what he wants." XXX says and than looking at his phone ,reading it.,"Maybe Heath feels OWNED . maybe Heath feels he's being USED..Or his being dog watched is ..I don't know some EVIL social experiment..'XXXX says shrugging his shoulders going up the stairs.
I go outside and see Heath tied to a tree .The leash deliberately tied too small that Heath is basically unable to move without choking himself.
While untie-ing Heath from the tree
a guy wearing a hoodie comes up from a bush next door and says "Sometimes they get rabid and need to put down -.A shame -but some dogs
-some of a certain kind in particular-
be trained not bite the hand that feeds them."
I can't see the guys face in the hoodie and there's something so calm in the way he just spoke that is scary .He lights a cigarette and walks slowly .like purposely slowly across the street to the passenger side of a car I hadn't seen parked there.
The lights of the car turn on and the car zips away.
XXXX comes out on the front porch seeing me undoing the leash but not coming off the porch to help.
"See Dumbo ...see how much control you have of things
and the way things work out .."
I don't bother telling XXXX about the hoodie guy I 'm just glad that heath is safe and indoors
I put Heath under a blanket because he's shaking ...but he soon calms down when I hold him
I don't want him to expect to be held though
but when I stop
he starts shaking so I do.
I hear the doorbell ring
and hear XXXX go down the stairs and next knock on my door saying
"its the police"
I go downstairs and see one male cop and one female cop are in the alcove or whatever XXXX calls the small room near the front door
'We had a complaint that you tied a dog to a tree...is that true?' the female cop says looking at me
'No," I say ,"Someone else did'
The male cop says "So someone came into your house took your dog and tied him to a tree"
"It's not his dog ..It's not our dog ..we're just watching the dog for someone else" XXXX says
"Hey haven't I seen you at the Neuronautic's Annex" the male cop says to XXXX
"Studying to be a Level 5' XXXX says/suddenly ...it's like nothing at all matters
'Seems this one could use some leveling off himself "The cop says to XXXX about me
'He's having a some troubles with his Mentoring," XXXX says.
the cop looks at me,"Hey aren't you the guy who got in trouble last year for shouting all over the streets you were some Human test subject ...'
'He stopped using ..." XXXX says
"I should hope so...all that talk about hearing and seeing things could get a guy locked up somewhere. ALSO a guy can get in trouble writing certain things online that may INDICATE that Fella' is A DANGER to HIMSELF or OTHERS...do you understand?" the cops says.
I don't answer
"So how is this dog of yours. this part time dog of yours? Is he Ok now that you decided to untie him from the tree?" The cop says to me.
"I didn't tie him to a tree someone did" I say
"hey" the cop says " ..I understand sometime some Mutts need to be trained and trained hard..." I'm not here for any other reason but to see if YOU are OK and to see if the dog needs to be taken..or tranquilized .. DOES HE ? OR HAS HE calmed himself down..because it seems to me THIS DOG was behaving in a very AGRESSIVE MANNER..
I don't understand what the cop is saying
"Is .the. ANIMAL. behaving STILL in a AGRESSIVE MANNER " the cop says to me in a SLOW SLOW way "OR has the ANIMAL settled himself DOWN is all I am asking"
I nod,'yeah the animal ..the dog is fine "
The female cop pats me on the top of the head and says 'Well..Let's be sure to keep it that way yes?'
"Yes' I say
"Maybe your boyfriend needs to spend some more time at the Annex for some face to face Mentoring" The male cop says..he's a bit of wise ass. STILL"
'You'll see him at the Neuronautics Annex ..he's also going to be on the town watch committee" XXXX says
'soon they'll make him a Dogcatcher huh" The cops says and suddenly I recognize him from 'the old days'
XXXX laughs ,as does the female cop
XXXX says in a semi whisper "he's autistic"
"ahhh" the cops says,"aren't you lucky to have so many people looking after you..Little Man"
I don't know why the cop is saying what he's saying .The cop he gives me what I guess is supposed to be a friendly little punch on the chin.
"well i'm glad everything is settled ' the male cops says
'Aren't you going to try to catch the people who took the dog"I say
so who was this guy ..this guy with the hoodie..the cop laughs.
I don't know just a guy with a hoodie. I say
they're all just some guy with a hoodie aren't they the male cop says to his female partner
so this guy this guy with the hoodie . the male cop says ".you didn't see him do anything to this dog ..this dog of yours
this dog that isn't yours. this dog that for all I know isn't yours to watch at all"
it is XXXX says..
was the guy with the hoodie white, black or what-the cop asks me
I think he was white I say
was he old or young ..the male cop asks
Young I say
you used to be a young guy in the hoodie . OOOh yeah the male cop says to his partner and to XXXX .I met this guy many times
..on the street ..soliciting .. smoking crack//JUST DOING ANY DAMN THING HE FELT LIKE DOING
He used to do a lot of things XXXX says Things he doesn't do now
"used to do a lot of things when he was younger ..now he can't even keep a dog in a house."
the cop says waving his hand at me "THIS is what drugs DO to a guy"
"what does this have to with the guy who took my dog" I say
Don't get smart with me OK ? the cop says Don't forget someone called US saying they thought you were tie-ing a dog to a tree.
so you were doing what to this guy with the hoodie . the male cop says .doing what you used to do.
.having sex with him
..you're a bit old for that now
but I've seen worse.
..let me see your teeth the cop says to me
see if you have meth teeth
open your mouth
The female cop asks XXXX if she can get a glass of water and XXXX says sure and they go to the kitchen
don't make a face at me //I want to see your teeth
I just want to know if you're being honest. About Being clean
I open my mouth and the cop puts a glove on and starts poking around my mouth
"suck it" the cop says
so I can see if your teeth are loose
so you 're were having sex with this guy in the hoodie outside. Which is against the law as you know but don't care 'the male cop says
"and you didn't know what to do with the dog so you tied it to a tree."
the cop says taking his gloved finger out of my mouth
when he sees XXXX and the other cop come out of the kitchen
I didn't tie any dog to a tree I say
does he often act this aggressive the cop asks XXXX
lately XXXX says 'he's stressed
Because- the cop says- he's still doing meth and smoking crack-right..
"Let's you and me go look at this tree
I follow the cop to the tree hes walking toward but it's the wrong tree
I tell him this isn't the tree the dog was tied to
he blinks his flashlight at the right tree
you're having sex with the guy in the hoodie
and you either are worried your boyfriend will see you're up to your old tricking
OR you he probably rub the guy the wrong way
the cop says
No I say getting angry
did you rub this guy the wrong way the cop asks me
I didn't rub him at all
come here with me
the cop says holding my shoulder taking me further from house "and show me how you rubbed the guy in the hoodie"
I go with him
"rub me" the cop says
c;mon rub me first the wrong way than the right way\
the cop takes my hand and puts it on his fly
C'mon rub me.
"stop" he says "we he have to go back inside the house "
Inside the house
the cop says to XXXX " he admits now he saw no guy in the hoodie
but I don't think he himself would do that to a dog.
must have been some false alarm ..maybe some neighbor didn't know what he was seeing
"I think we all have to make sure that we all keep our doors shut a little tighter round here is all" The cop says ,giving me a look that looked serious.
"So...Everything is settled....than?' The cop says
'Everything is settled " XXXX says .
"ya know' the male cop says " ..they have these chips now they put in dogs to keep track of dogs that run off at the mouth and don't know how to settle themselves. The chips also allow one to give the Bad Pup a quick little jolt of shock if they get too random"
"Wish I could put one of those chip's in my wife" the female cop says
"Already got one in my husband" the male cop says than says 'ZZZZZZing" poking me in the rib,smiling
'Joking . Joking "the cops says ,smiling and shaking his head at XXXX,while still smiling,
'Autistic" XXXX says,' can't take joking too well'
'Well...Everything's up to Date In Kansas City" the female cop says, coughing ,opening the door
And they both leave.
"THINK EVERY NOW AND THAN ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING OK. " XXXX says ,all mean ..pointing to his phone "i need this shit like I need a whole in the head sometimes"
"it's your Job asshole ..You made watching over a grown man your JOB " I say
"YOU DUMBO " XXXX says making a gesture to poke me in the chest "Are NOT nor ever will be A GROWN MAN but a science project Mr. Freak"