Welcome to my neighborhood!
There are about 250 homes all on 1-2 acre lots.
We're spread out enough that we don't have to close our windows when we yell.
We have real grass and real landscaping, but we also have natural grass and some wild Colorado landscaping.
We also have wildlife - and I'm not talking about teenagers throwing parties (although we have that too.)
It's not unusual hear an owl outside the bedroom window, see 5 or 6 bunnies hopping across the front lawn, run across a herd of 8-10 deer while driving at dusk, spot a fox and here coyotes tussle over dinner.
In fact, the coyotes are taking over the neighborhood and are getting quite brazen.
I went outside to pick up the morning paper and on my way back up the driveway, I ran into a coyote walking down my driveway.
Everyone in our neighborhood received this email recently.
The "Smith" family is missing since Friday last week a male American Shorthair cat named Toby. He is gray with black stripes. Our hopes are that he wandered off to a house within Chapparal, where he found some friendly people, who took him in. Our five children are missing him.
Please call the Smithsat(303)123-5678
Thank you very much.
We get these types of emails ALL the time.
And I'm sorry, I giggle when I read them.
I know EXACTLY where the cat is.
Yes, Toby did meet up with some friendly.........well, not people...........and they did take him in.....not just into their house, but into their den!
Oh yes, your cat was taken care of.
People! Really! How many posters have been taped up on stop signs saying, "LOST: sweet calico kitten..."
We all know where the cats got lost to.
And we all know they aren't coming back.
I'll tell you who to call -
Ask for Wiley