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Rainbow the Cat saunters out the gate on his daily adventure and is promptly splattered by a wildly-veering Volkswagen.
Mrs Myopic tugs the vehicle back into the middle of the road and careens happily homeward, oblivious to other panic-stricken road-users, two- or four-wheeled or pedestrian.
That’s the shopping done for another week, she tells Cloudburst, her exuberantly incontinent Water Spaniel, as she grills sausages for their lunch.
Don’t worry about the puddle, she witters, I’ll mop it up after I tell you my news.
That’s four times this month I’ve squashed that wretched moggie! Nine lives, aye, we’ll see!