My friend Massa the Great's dahhg Chief was shot with a tranquilizer gun by the CMPD animal control division last week. I ran in to them at the only coffee CO OP in town the other day and asked some questions. Apparently in the morning one of Massa's friends who may not have been paying attention to what was going on around him let Chief out the back door into a yard with an open fence. Chief took this opportunity to go out into the QC and see what was going on. A few blocks down the street someone must have called the animal control who showed up ready to handle the situation. Chief was prolly not showing any aggression more like a silly look on his face when the licensed shooter shouldered his rifle and fired a tranquilizer dart into the left side of the unsuspecting Chief. The dart must have been pretty big seeing the size of the hole left in his rib cage just a few days after it happened. Within a few seconds Chief's head would have started spinning, flashes of black fading in and out and then he fell over. The cops picked him up, threw him in the hold in the van and drove him down to the lock up. Chief was processed by the system with the collection of his paw prints, mug shot photograph and DNA. After processing he was given a small cell where he came to consciousness through a groggy haze. Massa who by now was trying to find his dog figured out that the cops had him so he went down to bail out his most loyal friend. The process started by identifying Chief through the mug shot page on the computer which let him know that Chief was alive and okay. Then he paid the 40 in God we trust units needed to post Chief's release which reunited the friends. Chief is recovering well from the incident and is expected to make a full recovery.