Since adopting my dog Felix, walking several times a day, I've easily tripled the neighbors I know by name and chat with.
Something about a [friendly] dog makes it much easier. I respect you cat lovers, but I don't see many people out there walking their cats, nor any cats eager to jump up and kiss you or go madly chasing a ball.
As screwed up as the world seems, having the right dog puts it all in place, https://mastodon.social/media/6BbvTTuo65JnpMPi87c
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