Thursday, October 22, 2009

Good Neighbors

Being in the process of replacing our back fence, this week we had the opportunity to meet the neighbors who just moved in behind us. These neighbors are so quiet, we've hardly known they're there. I did find a bone and a dog toy last week that I thought had been tossed over the fence, perhaps as a peace offering to Charlie to keep him quiet while they moved in. But that's been almost the only evidence that we even have new neighbors.

So it was nice to meet them and quite a surprise to learn that the bone and stuffie (which I had returned because Charlie's not good with such things unsupervised) were not a gift to Charlie at all. At least not from the humans in the house.

Meet Frankie. An 11 month old golden retriever service-dog-in-training and Charlie's new neighbor!

Today was their first play date, and I think they had a blast! They chased and sniffed and explored, despite the pounding and sawing and general disturbance.

"Chase me?"

"Hey, you fence guys! We're big tough goldens; don't mess with us!!

Happy neighbors

14 comments:

Salinger The Pug said...

Charlie! How nice that your new neighbor is also a relative!!!!

LOVE the pics of you two playing together!!!

I hope the hoomans get along as well as you guys are!

Love,
S-Dog

dewdana said...

How fun! I guess once the fence is done it will be harder to play though? Who says good fences make good neighbors? ;-)
It is nice to have fellow golden lovers next door. We have had neighbors toss things for Moose over the fence and I find it creepy! Glad that is not what happened and they are good people.

caboval said...

Hi Charlie!!! How neat is that to find a new friend? Hugs Joey and Kealani

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Heehee! That looks like fun!!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Lorenza said...

Hi, Charlie!
A new neightbor!!
I can see you and Frankie are getting along prett well!
Have fun!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a khool surprise!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Elizabeth said...

What a nice surprise for you!!

Elizabeth & Luna

Sam said...

A new friend of the Golden variety? How wonderful for you!

Sam

NCmountainwoman said...

What a great surprise! So nice to have someone nearby who loves to play.

Sophie Lou said...

Isn't it great to have a fence so you can run free? What a great friend to play with too!

Sierra Rose said...

Hi Charlie!
Wow! Love your new neighbor. Looks like you two had a great time.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Kasha said...

OH now see! Those are great neighbors! What a fun play date! You guys live in a gorgeous area. Thanks so much for caring about Africa and the lil one!
Kasha and Africa!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Those new neighbors of yours are just like getting an early Christmas present! Have fun☺

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Charlie,
What a lucky boy you are to have a nice neighbour!! I bet you boys had a blast... I am sure there'll be plenty more play dates all lined up!