Happy Thorsday!   Last weekend, we got to thank Farmer T who with his sweet wife, keeps us walking in the woods and along the river. They also have a labby-dog (Mama edit – Labrador), but since we generally see the Ts while they’re either trimming the walking paths or working with the horses, we’ve only seen their dog once.


Anyway, we ALWAYS look for the horses. There are a few fields of horses on our walks, but these three are the newest to our neighborhood and our favorites. The dark one will walk over to the fence if I call out to him, but that upsets Mama for some reason. I’m just being polite and saying hello! (Mama – see that “ribbon” fence?! Those are very big horses. Having grown up with horses and cows, I am NOT a fan of allowing dogs to yap or dash at the bigger creatures.)


These are our fish. Can you see them? Dadaw says they’re carp. They’re very big and have funny, dog-snout-like noses!

photo.JPGLast but hardly least are the bees.  We aren’t sure which neighbor they belong to, and Mama won’t let us visit them anyway.  Once in a while though, she lets us walk up the path to where they live, so we can check things out anyway.

Do you have fun neighbors?


16 Responses to “Neigh-bors”

  1. Kari Says:

    WOW your neighbors rock compared to mine.
    We have the sister and brother who live together across the street who hold bible study at their house several times a week with tons of people and potluck food.
    We have the old guy late 60s who has his 90 something mom living with him and he takes care of her full time – they never are outside.
    Then on the other side we have the two brothers who are nurses who take care of their dying father in their house. Family members just come and go all day every day.
    so no – we have WEIRD neighbors 🙂

  2. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning Says:

    Very cool neighbors you have there. We have mini donkeys that we walk by and stop to say hello to every now and then. Phantom really enjoys seeing them. Then we have horses and cattle not too far away but Mom hasn’t taken us there yet. NOW we have lots and lots of bunnies all over the place and those are neighbors Mom would love to see relocated pronto.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  4. gmariesews Says:

    We have some alpacas that Momma lets us walk past sometimes, but they are really big and scare me and then my goober brother barks at them and we have to leave. Last week I was getting really brave and sniffing the air around the chocolate one and he was bowing and asking me to play and I wasn’t so scared but then Butthead (momma here – she means Beau) started barking and we had to leave.


  5. Nichole Says:

    Looks like fun neighbors indeed! We’d stay away from the bees however…

  6. km Says:

    I wonder what my neighbors would think if I took pictures of them. Holly’s favorite neighbor is Bree. She’s a 6 year old Husky. Her daddy always has dog bones when we stop and say hi. Holly and Bree have had a few play dates. Our other fun neighbor is Buster. He’s a 7 year old Boxer. He and Holly have gotten along well, but last visit he was a “little too friendly” and his daddy sent him inside for not being polite. We’d like to say hi to more friends, but sadly too many neighbors don’t know how to let their dogs “say hello”. They cross the street when they see us.

  7. Natalie Martinez Rush Says:

    We are not a fan of bees!!! But your neighbors look like fun! We’ve got mostly kids and dogs as our neighbors.

  8. Kathy Says:

    We’ve got a lot of dog neighbors that Lucy greets on her walks. There’s a cat who comes over to say hi. Of course there are numerous birds, squirrels, and lizards but Lucy doesn’t really greet them. Unless you count any lizards who have passed away. She enjoys rolling on them. Very ladylike behavior, isn’t it?

  9. Katherine Says:

    We love our horse neighbors. They let me run with them–the length of our fence anyway. They seem to like hanging their heads over the fence to talk to me but I don’t understand horse so I go a lot by body language.

    Mom refused to let me chase the black and white cat-looking neighbor that was in our yard last night. I think he was one of those things that made me smell so bad after an encounter last year. Some neighbors are easier to talk to than others I guess!

  10. Sue Says:

    We recently passed some horses on our walk and Norma Jean hid behind me. On the way back she was a little braver, but she was glad to get past them.

  11. Mitch and Molly Says:

    You have much more exciting walkies than we do! We wish we could meet horsies!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  12. Mango Says:

    We have some of those horse neighbors but we don’t see them too often because their turnout pen is over a big hill. BOo hoo. We do have a nice neighbor dog, though, who flirts with us through the fence.


  13. Karen Says:

    We live in a quaint little village in central NY, where Colgate University is within walking distance. Our house is on a corner in the middle of the village and our backyard ends in a feeder canal to the famous Erie Canal. 2 years ago the village made a walking path along our property line to the canal and then spruced up the tow path. It is very nice and woodsy and people are always on the tow path. The problem is the girls think that people and other dogs are on THEIR property and must be shooed away. You can imagine how loud 3 bassets and a little Tiffany are. Yes. Our neighbors just love us. 🙂

    • Karen Says:

      I forgot to say Momma here, cause there was too much background info to give for the girls to tell. Also, as interesting as our neighbors are, or we are the interesting ones, I think Kari’s neighbors take the cake!

  14. Bubblesknits (@Bubblesknits) Says:

    Shuddering at the bees. When I was little, a neighbor raised bees. The queen decided our house would make a fine vacation spot and all her little workers came with her. I still get creeped out by them. lol

  15. Jed & Abby in MerryLand, USA Says:

    Hi, ladies! Sure hope The Queen is feeling better and has found an allergen-free food by now.

    We live in a very ordinary suburb. Our most interesting neighbors are the squirrels and chipmunks and sometimes foxes. Lots of birds. Our wonderful Aunt Janet next door has a miniature schnauzer that is our honorary cousin, although we’ve only met her through the fence. Mama says she’s too tiny to play with us; she might get hurt. Sadly, there are not a lot of dogs on our street, so we’re the neighborhood watch for the whole block.

    We get to go outside in the yard when it’s hot if we ask, but we don’t stay long. Mama doesn’t take us out when it’s hot; Jed has a double coat and he just gets too hot. Mama worries about heat stroke.

    Jed & Abby

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