There’s a leash law where I live, meaning all dogs on public property are supposed to be leashed at all times. Most people follow the law but a minority doesn’t, creating problems for both people as well as leashed dogs. I was on a walking path and had just passed an area where a man was permitting his dog to run freely when I crossed paths with a older man I’d seen before who was walking his small, leashed dog. I told him about the dog off-leash. He thanked me but indicated he was prepared and opened his coat to reveal a short wooden club wrapped in wire. For those of you familiar with The Walking Dead, this thing was a mini Lucille. I was NOT expecting that.