Thursday, June 20, 2013

Neighborhood Watch

When I first moved to this mostly rural neighborhood nearly two years ago I was impressed with the local dogs.  I called them the Neighborhood Watch as I couldn't walk around the block without my presence being noted and barked on every step of the way.  Some of those dogs, in fact most of them, looked like they meant business, too.

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'.






9 comments:

Ruth Kelly said...

You must be a dog lover.

Kara said...

what a nice thing to do for these animals. They look well cared for.

Peggy Jones said...

What a wonderful story and the photography is great.
QMM

Kim Hkiss said...

They are adorable and yes they can watch our neighborhood. ^_^

Kim,USA

Pauline said...

It seems to me you are greeted by some great friends around your neighbourhood. Perfect through the fence shots! Love them all.

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE DOGS - THANK YOU - CHUCK

Anonymous said...

GREAT photos. I like the first one best. Those eyes!
Kae

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh nice pictures through the fence.

Scriptor Senex said...

I love those shots! The second and third are just perfect.