My wonderful car is in the shop for repairs and to be more specific I was waiting on the trolley- bus. Since the trolley-trolley can't make it all the way to Main St. from Madison due to the fact that Madison is still blocked from Second to Main because of the building that is Impossible to Demolish. I understand there's some wall issue, weird issues, whatever. Madison is blocked so I was waiting on the trolley-bus, which is a bus that picks up people at Main and drives them down the Madison trolley line (via Jefferson). The trolley-trolley still runs down Madison it just runs from Third to Cleveland. It's not as confusing as it sounds.
Anywho, let's get to the side story. So, Poppy and I were out on our morning walk, shuffling slowly, barely awake when Downtown D and CREW came rolling down Main St. in pursuit of a runner. I've never seen Downtown D in Aggressive Mode, though it was playful and not at all menacing. The CREW consisted of Shaggy Black and a newcomer who I've named Red Bull. Let me give you some background. Downtown D is the stray dog that's been a downtown fixture for a few years. She lives off the charity of Beale Street patrons, restaurants and has no doubt various other contacts for food and water. She's a survivor. I call her Downtown D, the D stands for dog. However, it should be noted that one of downtown's homeless guys has told me she's his dog and her name is Lady. At any rate, she's taken up with a partner, a fluffy black dog who Mary named Shaggy Black. Now it seems they have added on another member, a red haired chow/pit bull mix, hence the name Red Bull. So back to the story, Poppy and I were walking along when we heard barking and saw a girl running toward us being chased by these three. Red Bull was obviously being initiated as he was almost nipping at her heels. The runner was none to pleased at this circumstance, but like a trooper she just kept running. It was at that point that the troublesome trio saw us coming and decided we were more interesting. Red Bull came over and tried to play with Poppy but as she was tethered to me, it proved to be too cumbersome. Anyway, Downtown D, clearly the Alpha, stood back at a cool distance and barked for him to knock it off, which he did. Shaggy Black was unsure of what to do and stood off to the side a bit. Eventually another runner came along and off they went chasing him and nipping at his heels. Here's a picture I took of Downtown D and Shaggy Black back in May: