We wanted to share a post from NextDoor by Tamra Furry about her Harvest Hills South neighbors, Mike and Terry.
It is so important to know and have a relationship with your neighbors for reasons like this, and a great way to get to know even more of your neighbors is at Neighbors Night Out TOMORROW, Tuesday, 9/14 from 6-8pm.
Shared from Tamra Furry:
I just want to give a shout out to our neighbors, Mike and Terry. The other day our overhead garage door didn’t shut and we didn’t notice. There was a huge gust of wind that blew open our door into the house but we were in the back of the house and didn’t notice. Honestly, we thought the sound we heard was just the normal house creaking we sometimes get on windy days. The noise made our dogs bark, but we hadn’t noticed that 3 of our dogs got out. They have a doggy door so it’s not uncommon for them to come and go as they please.
Our neighbor, Mike rang our doorbell and told us that he had never seen our dogs out front without us, this alarmed me and I quickly started taking inventory of our 4 doxies. We had 3 in the house, but my oldest one was missing.
Our neighbor, Terry immediately began walking the neighborhood, I promptly shot into panic mode, and my wife went looking. Terry found her and of course she came right to him because she knows Terry well. All 4 of our dogs are microchipped and wear collars that have our names and numbers on them for this very reason. Had Mike not stopped and Terry not walked I fear the worst could have happened.
It is not out of the ordinary for Mike, Terry, and 3 other neighbors to keep an eye on us, as we do their homes. We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many amazing neighbors. Get to know your neighbors, have an emergency plan, pick a neighbor that you trust to have access to your home in case of emergency and you have pets. This gives you such peace of mind. We have lived in HH since 2015 and have been renting this house, but we just recently were given the option to buy this house and we closed on the 19th of August. We feel so fortunate that we NEVER have to move now. Thank you Mike and Terry!!