Because of Winn-Dixie
No wait, I mean because of Daisy. Because of Daisy, we are meeting lots and lots of new neighbors. News has traveled quickly of the bite and then the subsequent animal control vehicles. The neighbors have expressed outrage at the man who reported her and we are getting phone calls and visits from people who love her and miss her. One neighbor even checked the pound and she planned to spring her out of jail if need be. It has been very touching, we affectionately refer to them as the "Daisy fan club". Toby has the same fan club but he is still making his rounds, so no one is beside themselves with worry over him.
I never thought of our dogs as being community property before but I think we must as they have endeared themselves to the masses. This also explains why our BIG dogs eat such small amounts of food. Apparently everyone gives them a few treats and snacks when they visit. It's a hard knock life.
I am just very very thankful everyone has been so nice and positive (even the man she bit). With dogs and neighbors, we could be getting to know them in a whole other way!