Stumpy IS one!
The trashy trailer next door has been (thankfully) vacant for over a year. Two weeks ago we noticed some activity and before long we had new neighbors.
Stumpy insists, that although she doesn't go over there, it is part of her kingdom. She wasn't happy and let the interlopers know it every time she saw them. Not being very brave, she preferred to let her opinion be known from the deck.
Since her return from boot camp, Stumpy has been on her best behavior. There are only few things that will tempt her to leave her yard: chasing a coyote, or a feral cat and visiting with other dogs. I don't leave her much opportunity to actually do any of these things, however.
The other day the new neighbors appeared to be fully moved in, now with dogs. Stumpy can't resist the idea of a new friend.
She's snuck off twice, to go visiting, when my back was turned.
Poor girl, she's on restriction, again.
And she ain't happy.
Typical of dirtville, we just heard our new neighbors now have 9 puppies... Arizona is a hot bed of raging parvo and distemper epidemics. I asked the new neighbor if her dogs vaccinations were UTD. Silly me. What was I thinking? We don't vaccinate or spay/neuter dogs in dirtville...