Richard Thompson, CEO of a major business, was walking on the Upper East Side
of New York City recently when a Rottweiler bit him on his backside.
Had the dog been doing poorly in the stock market? Had its master been laid
off by Thompson? Or did the incident have something to do with Thompson's company
being none other than Meow Mix, the cat food maker?
Interviewed by the Associated Press soon after the attack, Thompson said he
was finding it difficult to sit comfortably. But his sense of humor remained
"I'm still convinced the dog knew who I was - `Top Cat' of the Meow
Mix Co.," he said. "I think the dogs had a conspiracy against me."
The Associated Press, via WCBS-AM