I am proud to say that we live in an apartment complex where I know "all" of my neighbors. Indiana is a well loved member of the community. He and I go outside to play in the grassy common areas, and most of the neighbors will call out his name and a hearty hello as they pass by, or from their seats on the porches. He is often offered treats, too. I like knowing its safe for him to take a cookie from the old man next door. I love knowing the neighbors and having a nice gossip on the patio or sitting in the breeze-way.
What does this picture have to do with the neighborhood? Well, this morning Indy and I headed out front to get a picture in the rain and play in the puddles when one of the upstairs neighbors hollered down a "Hello, Indiana!" Indy looked up towards the balcony and smiled delightedly. I couldn't resist capturing his happiness in his growing sense of community and friendship.