This afternoon, I had the opportunity to talk with my new neighbors about Oliver and his family. I warned them that Oliver can be a bit of a bully. I learned they have a heart for cat rescue, having rescued some 400 cats in their lifetime and they have worked with several different rescue groups. They didn't seem worried about Oliver or his family. I feel better knowing they're advocates for cats.
They have a few older indoor/outdoor rescued cats that will roam their fenced yard. They also have a few dogs that are used to cats. The previous neighbor had a few dogs who I don't think were overly friendly toward cats but Oliver's family knew to keep distance from them.
new view from dining room window
I learned today the neighbor plans to keep the old fence up, to keep the dogs more contained and out of the other section. Not sure which section the dogs will get, but I hope it's the backyard part closer to their house.
new view from living room window
It's gonna take some time to get used to the new view but I don't think our light will be as compromised as I first feared.