new neighbors are old and dear friends. I have known them for nearly 30 years,
and, by mere chance, they happened to move into the house next door! It
feels good to have dear friends nearby. It is like being surrounded by the warm embrace of loving family.
I do worry a bit for their
tiny Chihuahua when outside, as there are very large raccoons and
opossums running around the neighborhood---I know, because I have seen
them on my porch at night, helping themselves to my cat's food &
water. I now bring in his food & water right after he eats, but he will call to them when he is done eating, inviting them to his food. My husband explains that it is an inter-species love that we, as mere humans, fail to understand.
As an after-thought, perhaps there are humans who understand the concept of inter-species love? The depravity of mankind knows no bounds.
UPDATE: my neighbors now have a medium-sized Beagle as a companion to their Chihuahua. Beagles are hunting hounds, and their yard will certainly now be free of local wildlife intrusions. That is, besides the Pokemon creatures who may creep in to visit her young son!