Robert Frost wrote, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” You know what else makes good neighbors? Dogs. That’s right, dogs can make good neighbors.
Let me introduce you to my dog neighbors who live up on the hill from me in Medina, Texas.
Some of my human neighbors on many occasions insist they are a one dog family. One of those humans walked down to my place the other day. Since she’s only a one dog person, four of her eight dogs followed her like the Pied Pipe of Hamelin. I know what you’re thinking, I don’t eat Ham either. Especially since I rescued several pigs roaming the streets of Houston. But wait, you’re probably wondering why a one dog family has eight dogs. Read on.
Paco, he’s a handsome pure white Labrador Retriever. He’s a middle aged handsome gentleman. He is elegant and regal. He just showed up one day and made his home up on the hill with his humans. He loves to swim and follow his humans wherever they go. He also enjoys lounging on the porch and enjoys Christmas movies.
Arthur, he’s the cutest little Miniature Pinscher. He may be small but he has a big presence. He’s super sweet and gets along with everyone. He’s also a good boy and well trained. He enjoys sitting in laps.
Musket, he’s a black Pit Bull mix. He showed up one day and loved it so much, he stayed. He may have been dumped by his owner. That doesn’t bother him, he loves all people. He thinks he’s a lap dog and just as happy as can be. He always has a smile on his face and you can often see him roaming around the hillside, visiting people and looking for interesting things to do. Not a fan of Porcupines.
Buddy, he’s a handsome old hound dog mix. Another happy go luck guy. He just goes along to get along and loves everybody. A more calm, jolly guy you won’t find. Everyone loves this dude.
Oliver, he started off behind the eight ball. He’s a gorgeous medium sized German Shepherd. This dude is as smart as a whip. He was dumped by his owner at a high kill shelter in Houston. After one of my neighbors in Medina saw his picture, she fell in love with him. I drove him to her from Houston and he has lived up on the hill ever since. We had existential conversations on the drive. He also likes Country Music. He can be found roaming around with Musket and sometimes stalking deer. This clever boy hasn’t found a door he can’t open.
Then there’s Sammy. He’s a seasoned citizen Golden Retriever. He likes to go on walkabouts and often times will return with carcasses who he gladly shares with his dog cousins. He’s a hunter gatherer and never goes hungry.
Ever meet a Cowgirl? We have one. She’s a cute medium size cow dog. She’s so pretty. She also found her way to the one dog family humans and loved it so much, she stayed. She’s super friendly and very sweet. She’s very well trained and loves to follow along on horseback rides.
Storm is a very handsome Australian Shepherd. He loves his people and follows them everywhere. Quiet, faithful, and thoughtful. He loves to swim and go kayaking. He’s a dream come true.
And Coco, how we all loved Coco. He was recently called home but was a beautiful fixture up on the hill. He was a seasoned citizen Chocolate Labrador Retriever. So handsome. He loved greeting people as they passed by. Not a mean bone in his body. He was one happy dude. Everyone loved him.
So, those are my neighbor dogs. Good fences make good neighbors, but dogs make even better neighbors. I love when they come down to visit and love seeing them. I’m just super glad my neighbors are only a one dog family.