I just had to go run some more errands (because I keep forgetting things today), which included running into Walgreens for the kid’s allergy meds. I was about halfway across the parking lot when a big white pickup caught my eye. On the access door, in big letters, it said “K-9 UNIT”. The truck didn’t look like the usual NH law enforcement vehicle, so I read the driver’s door and it said “US Coast Guard Auxiliary”.
That made the wheels start turning in my head, because I’d never heard of that. What does the US Coast Guard Auxiliary do? And why a K-9 unit? Is it a drug-sniffing dog for boat searches? A search and rescue dog? I don’t think I’ve ever seen something like that in a romance. Drug-sniffing doesn’t do much for me, but if they’re a search and rescue team, that would be original and cool. I wonder if they do inland work or if they’re used along the coastline for suspected riptide victims…
A car horn took about five years off my life and, when I turned around, there was a line of cars waiting to get by me. I’d stopped right in the middle of the parking lot, staring at the truck.
Maybe writers should come with orange safety vests.