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Neighborhood Watchdogs

When you have lived in the same neighborhood for a while you end up mapping it uniquely in your head.  Instead of addresses you tend to think about locations in reference to familiar landmarks. I had to laugh when I recently realized that I often think about my own neighborhood in terms of a few familiar canine friends that keep an eye out for Eko and I on our walks.

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This pup lounges like “The Most Interesting Man in the World” while watching us walk by

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Eko and this Weimaraner exchange like to exchange hellos on our way to the dog park

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When this Golden spots Eko she will run and get her big brother so he can come say hello too

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This fearless little guy next door likes to give us a few shouting barks as we head home

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Every neighborhood has a wildman.  This pup looked ready to jump out to come to the park with us.  I don’t think he would have done it, but luckily the owner quickly shut the screen!

 

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And of course, when we’re home, Eko faithfully mans his own post at the window

When people ask how to get to my place I tell them how easy it is, “Make a left at the Weimaraner, a right at the Golden Retriever and walk straight past the little pup with a big voice.”   

 

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17 Comments

Really great post Will, I love seeing all the boys in the hood. I always notice pets on walks too. Everyone of them waiting for their peeps to come home with hugs and love.

Haha! That first guy looks like a sweetheart, and I know exactly what you mean. We know which houses will give us shrill barks, which will have wet Beagle noses poking through the fence, and which has the old Golden Retriver that will thump his tail on the porch a few times as we walk by. Inside, my Romeo peeks out of a corner window that’s hard to see from the street, so I think he’s a pretty sneaky spy. But outside, he has a favorite corner of the yard he runs to every time he hears someone interesting coming along.

You are so right, us dogs and Mom know where all the neighborhood watch participants live and when they are visible. Just one more thing that makes going for walks so much fun!

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