Everything and everybody seems to come to life when spring arrives on the east coast. Now I do know that springtime did come about a month ago and our cherry blossoms are long gone. Our first signs of life were marked by the returning of birds and their beautiful songs, budding flowers and blossoming trees. As winter’s grasp on life waned and our winter coats went back into storage my neighbors began to repopulate our sidewalks. The faithful dog walkers were never left actually. But the rest of us kind of emerged with the promise of spring. Almost every evening now I see my immediate neighbors gathered in front of my house to catch up and play with our neighborhoods newest puppy Calypso. Every man, woman, child, black lab, and photographer loves playing with “Cali.” If any neighbor hears barking, murmurs of talking and the giggling of children around dusk they can chalk it up to us in the corner town houses–the usual suspects.
Cali is working on the whole “potty-training” thing right now. She really seems to enjoy the socializing, running, and playful barking and could do with the without the whole outdoor bathroom thing. I think Cali has figured out that the longer she prolongs using the potty the more nuzzling she can get with “Bella,” the aforementioned sweet-tempered black lab.
I’m scheduled to move June 3 and I surely will miss my neighbors and friends here in Arlington.