For some reason, this story moves me:

Police: Woman Held Cat For Ransom After Losing Dog

I feel sorry for both the woman and the cat, actually. There’s sadness all around in the story, and there wouldn’t have been any if the blasted woman just got herself a teddy bear instead of a dog in the first place. You know what I mean. Still, we’re human…

(Link via email from The Not So Talkative Man.)