Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Neighborhood Ham

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.

7 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Fantastic picture, Ms. Albany. What a boy!

caroline said...

It's also kind of refreshing to know that people will also have an eye out on him. We live on a block and we are pretty close to most of our neighbors...we all look out for each other...able to ask for a cup of sugar, borrow tools or things...you know. It's the way it should be.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Wonderful! How nice to live in a place where you have good neighbors..it sure does give one a feeling of safety and as you said, 'community'. It's great that Indy is learning that, isn't it?
Cute picture, as always.

cube said...

He has a lot of virtual friends in the blogosphere too.

oregoncelticlady said...

OH, my goddess, he is fabulous!

bart said...

you're so lucky, in such an enclosed and safe neighbourhood...
the world is a strange place, a quiet place to grow up is worth its weight in gold...

keep well..

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