Tod is from Detroit, “born and raised,” he confirmed to me this morning. He has been doing security along the Dequindre Cut seven months now. “Trust me, I’m everywhere,” he told me when I asked about his patrolling techniques. “I’ll be here one minute, and the next thing you know, I’ll be over there.”
You could say he’s a bit like Batman in that way.
I am ashamed to say I met Tod pretty soon after my arrival. Alfie was illegally off leash and Tod rolled up and kindly asked me to put him back on. The same thing happened the next day. And the day after that. Eventually Tod made things clear, “you know I can see you on the security cameras, right?”
I blushed at my stupidity. He seemed forgiving. We’ve had good banter ever since.