Rosie - a neighbourly dog
By Judy Evans
February 10, 2019 6:45pm CST
Nana (@Nana49) wrote recently about a dog that visits her regularly and how much she enjoys Izzy’s visits. The discussion (I’ll post the link below) made me remember Rosie, a Border Collie which would visit us regularly. She lived with her elderly neighbour and would travel the half-mile or so to drop by and say hello. When she had been sociable for a while she’d move on down the hill to the neighbours’ then on to the next one and eventually work her way back home. This was her routine every three or four weeks. She liked you to throw sticks for her but she wouldn’t bring them back. You were expected to throw another one and she’d gather them all in her mouth until no more would fit. Have you had animals visit you on a regular basis, spend a little time then go on their way again?
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• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
awww Bubi is adorable! Both of them are adorable! i have a black cat (not Onnie) who sleeps on my front porch and I feel so bad for her but the shelter where I adopted Onnie said no other pets in the house with him. if my sister even would let him in?
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• El Paso, Texas
The pound even goes out into the county here @JudyEv there are so many people who just let their dogs run loose which to me is not right. I keep Ally inside with me when I'm home and if she wants to go outside I have a fence around my property.
We have a few cats that hang around here. They come by most dsys and then they are off again. The place where I use to live the neighbors dog would always come over for a visit when they left him outside. He would come to the door and bark and we would open the door and he would come right in. He'd stay awhile and then he would want to go out and he would go back home. They knew he was with us when he wasn't home.
• United States
Thank you so much for posting this and mentioning me means alot .. And the link .. Rosie is very pretty I live in an apartment so me and izzy dont get to play fetch but there is s field out back she comes thru that i can play with her in the summer ..thanks again for a lovely story..
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
My neighbor has a black and white Pomeranian named Oreo, that always stopps to say hello on his way to the park. I I had my choice it would be a Border Collie but Becky won't allow dogs in the house because they scare all her chickens.
• United Kingdom
@JudyEv Yes of course. They knew where I lived and if they saw me setting off down the path they would swim round and be there waiting when I got home. A couple of times I also had to rescue one of them from various hazards. Gave my neighbours a scare on one occasion, but that's another story!
• United States
Dogs aren't supposed to run loose in our neighbourhood, but Nessie has a few friends that are occasionally deployed to lure her back when she slips the leash. And she's been used to help out a neighbour in the same predicament. We do seem to be a magnet for stray cats. In addition to our horde we are visited occasionally by the Phantom Yowler and the Skinny Moonie.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
When I was very young and lived on a farm for a couple of years, we had a dachshund, Casey, he was a barker. Across the road lived a mutt, Timber. He was a big dog. He liked to come to visit every day. He came to visit Casey and Casey would bark and carry on until Timber would turn to go home, then Casey would bark some more and you could see Timber turn and come back. It was fun to watch them.
• United States
I was just thinking of a dog who used to visit us from time to time when we were kids. He was a white male German Shepherd who liked to watch us play. We even named him. He had a real home somewhere..but would visit periodically. He loved eating sandwiches..I remember that!