21 May – Nine new neighbours

Nine new neighbours have moved in across the street,
and just as I was hoping, seven have four feet!
There are five fantastic Collies with fabulous thick coats
and – the news that absolutely thrills me the most –
two Irish Cobs, with gentle, heavy gait.
I’ve sent a welcome card but I really can’t wait
to get to know them better and move on to stroking terms;
to perhaps become a horse-sitter and take occasional turns
at caring for my new friends when their owners go away…
yes, being their holiday cover would really make my day!