As I got to know my neighbors I learned the history of these watchful canines. It turns out that nearly every dog arrived on their respective properties as a stray, refugee or, in one case, from death row at the local animal shelter. The property owners just accommodated them. One neighbor told me they put up a boundary fence to stop more strays arriving as they'd reached capacity!
In so many ways, without any fanfare, people of this world are following their hearts to do the right thing and in return these dogs are determined to keep their new families safe.
I'm linking this to Friday My Town Shoot Out!! This week's topic is 'Through the Fence'.