The neighbors had a German shepherd named Rin Tin Tin. Herb’s sisters called the dog, Run Tin Can. It was one of the most cowardly dogs Herb had ever met.
One morning Herb butchered a cabrito (young goat), and his mother fixed it for supper. During the meal Nancy asked if anyone had seen Run Tin Can, since she had not seen him all day. Herb looked down at the cabrito in preparation for adding another piece to his plate. Nancy misinterpreted the meaning of his looking at the cabrito and ran outside hunting for Run Tin Can. She did not find him. Nancy was not happy and did not eat any more of the cabrito.
That was the last time Herb’s mother cooked cabrito, which was one of Herb’s favorite meats.
Later Run Tin Can returned.
Herb learned that if he was going to lock a dog up to keep it from stealing the cabrito, he should release the dog before his sister missed the dog.
Still looking for it.