My little dachshund, Chloe, died in January and a few days later, this black cat started hanging around out house. The cat was skinny, so we started leaving cat food on the porch. We decided it was a female and we named her Geraldine. Well....she has become "our cat"...and then we found out this past week, that "she" used to live next door with our neighbors....but I don't think they mind sharing Geraldine with us. Also, Sadie is their lab...but Sadie is about half ours, too. She comes over every morning for a dog treat...sleeps over here on our porch at night...and has a ferocious sounding bark. One day last week, it turned cold...and stayed that way the entire day. I walked out on the porch several times and each time, Sadie and Geraldine were curled up beside each other snoozing.