Wednesday, April 23, 2014

new fence

The neighbor's new fence is now in. Pierre wasted no time checking it out.

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.


  1. Gee, it sure didn't take them long! I, too, hope that their dogs will get the inner fenced yard.

    But heck, you couldn't ask for more understanding neighbours! Seriously, they've done a heck of a lot of rescuing--that's awesome. I'm sure things will work out just fine, and if any problems arise, that you'll be able to sort things out easily enough. :-)

  2. Hope you and da neighbows get on well. Wes' hav a new doggy nex doow and it's not good. MOL Da fencin' suwe looks innewstin' and yous view is..... Hav a Pawsum day!!

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses :)


  3. I'm glad the neighbor is also a cat advocate. I'm sure that makes you feel better :)

  4. Helps a lot that the neighbor knows about rescued cats and has in fact a soft heart for them! The fence at least isn't ugly - and maybe the dogs will be in the INSIDE area.....

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

  5. How totally ALL RIGHT! This is the best of all possible neighbors! Yes, you have to see that fence BUT it's worth it considering the stakes, I would imagine.

  6. It is so nice you have cat people as new neighbors. We are sure Oliver will do his best to adjust quickly. I wish we had cat people next door here.

  7. nice to know the neighbors are animal people!!! we hope the dogs get the inner part...and we are glad that Oliver and family approve of the fence (and it doesn't block too much light)

  8. Oh that is great news they are animal rescuers! Oliver and his family will be fine! It looks like Oliver has a new upper deck wallway! I am sure you will find way to soften the fence and also make it more cat friendly!

  9. I suspect keeping the inside fence has more to do with privacy than the dogs ;) Is sad your views are now fence. However, cat friendly neighbors and dogs will be great for you two, Oliver and his family.

  10. Sometimes iit takes awhile to get used to a new fence. You'll like it eventually.

  11. I think the most important part is that they are HUGE cat advocates. I would be inclined to think that they would give the dogs the part of the yard (closest to the house) that has more room, dogs need more room than cats :)
    Could be worse, you could have people who DON'T like cats living next door with a pack of mean dogs. I think you will be just fine.

  12. Would make sense that they use the inner fence for the dog that way if he escaped there is another fence for him to get through :)

    It is nice they are open to Oliver and his family


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