Since I do not post on Monday, this is my indirect homage to “National Dog Day,” Aug. 26. The original of this silly little Arlo & Janis belongs to a friend of mine who also is a great friend of cats. Speaking of silliness, if you’ve been wondering about Friday’s unusual post, what can I say? That business about the “protection racket” was a little self-serving promo I was playing around with a few months ago. I decided I would use it Friday, when I was in a bit of a hurry. I have some other odd bits stashed here and there, so be on your guard.