I am looking after a beagle right now near the beach. Anyhow, the other day my glasses went missing, and I was sure — absolutely sure — that the beagle had eaten or hidden them. I asked the beagle to give me some clue about the glasses and where they might be but she refused. In desperation I searched every bush and section of the yard, trying to find the beagle’s stash, and ended up more than an hour late for my sister’s birthday party at the Star of Siam restaurant in Soquel. So I searched the grass and my suitcases and drawers to no avail, which increased my suspicion that the dog had indeed gobbled the glasses. Anyhow, it turns out that I threw the eyeglasses in a garbage can by mistake. The dog had nothing to do with it.
The Innocence Project has intervened on behalf of the dog, who is also filing a “wrongful accusation” claim against me. The dog is being represented on a pro bono basis by a well-known attorney. I will probably lose my shirt over this one.
I made up that last part.