Our first glimpse of Dylan is through the branches of the budding trees.
He's walking along rather confidently, with the fine coordination of an acrobat on the balance beam.
It's time to stop and smell the branches (there weren't any roses around, so this will have to do).
"Hey Buddy", Dylan says to the budding leaves! He always likes to to make new friends, you know. "Can you come out tonight?"
Dylan takes time from his budding relationship to hone in on something rustling in the neighbour's yard.
He gradually moves TOEward the sound to investigate. Watch out for that post! Those things can really trip you up.
Post post, Dylan moves along with confidence once more. He may even have exceeded the fenceline speed limit from all appearances.
Having located the general location of the sound, he screeches to a halt and looks in my direction to make sure I capture his good side.
Dylan looks around him to make sure no one else is watching. You never know who you can trust (except your good buds, of course).
Then suddenly, without further fanfare, Dylan does a fence dive -- head first, into the next-door neighbour's yard. (His sister Button lives here you know, but is inside at the moment).
"Rejected, again!", Dylan sobs. He had checked out Button through her patio door, but she always shrieks and runs away. Button's mama has told me that she is absolutely terrified of Dylan. However, he is determined to try to win her over. She's his sister, but she doesn't remember him at all. If only she would give him the time of day, Dylan's sure he could make her his friend.
In the meantime, Dylan must console himself with the fact that he made a few new friends today, even if his sister is still estranged. "She very estrange, for sure", says he. And he dreams of the day when they can sit on the fence, together.