We have a new neighbor. She’s been around for a month or two, but MomGoth just met her.
Her name is Annie Neill. She lives in the house across the road from the end of our driveway, but she thinks our land is part of her territory! She walks up the drive like she owns the place, checks out the garden, and even patrols Mom’s deck! I guess that’s okay; at least it keeps the Schmeltz hounds away. They’re noisy and bad-mannered. Annie is sweet.
MomGoth says she wishes Annie wouldn’t cross the road to our driveway, because she’s afraid Annie might get hit by a car. But she also says she hopes having Annie around will keep the deer in the woods where they belong. They come out and eat the flowers and hostas, and chew the bark off the tree trunks.
In other news, MomGoth helped me take another selfie. She posed me and adjusted the lighting, and told me, “A little to the left …. A little to the right …. Down a little …. Raise your chin …. NOW!” Here’s the result.
MomGoth and I are still fighting the Battle of the Fleas together. I scratch and bite to show her where a flea is, and she combs it out with the Epilady Flea Zapper. MomGoth says it’s a work in progress.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: How do you like it if neighbor animals walk across your porch or come into your yard or pass your apartment doorway?