I looked out the window after doing the dishes tonight and saw a large dog sitting in our yard. He was facing the street and was on a leash attached to a woman who was just standing there staring at her phone. My first instinct was to be annoyed. Her dog is in our yard. At least he’s just sitting there, but still. Who does that? And she’s not paying attention at all. She’s not taking his picture…maybe there’s a pokemon in our yard? Nah.
So I went outside to say hello (and find out what was going on, which was not much). The dog’s name is Neko, and apparently he just really likes our yard. She said every time they walk down the street, he goes up our first step, walks into the yard, and sits down, I guess to survey the neighborhood. He was very polite about it. Good thing, too, because he looks like a wolf. He let me pet him a little, so they’re both forgiven.