Flickr) + male dog near his size. Mutual sniffing, postures taut, hair-trigger alphaness is in the air. At last, terms of engagement are agreed upon.
The event: Olympic free-style pissing match.
Kai: "This is my oak tree." Pisses on it.
Challenger: "Nay, 'tis MY oak tree." Pisses more, truly an impressive riposte.
Kai: "Oh, yeah?" Hits bullseye again.
Challenger: "Upstart cur!" Retakes target.
Kai: "Dickweed!" And again.
At last, honor satisfied, they part.
The tree's thoughts went unrecorded.
Near at hand: the latest issue of The Stranger