I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Expatriate Owl today. Definitely nice to be able to put a face to the name.
Then I came back to the Lair only to be told by my neighbor (the Crazy Cat Guy, one-half of the Crazy Cat Couple who feed and provide breeding space for untold masses of feral cats) that Murphy barks too much and too loudly for their liking.
I explained to him that Murphy only barks at trespassers on his land, and this is pretty much limited to the UPS man and cats, most all of which come from the Crazy Cat Couple's yard. Of course he did not believe this. He accused Murphy of just barking at "birds, trees, the moon and the stars."
I told him that if those were the names of his cats, he's probably right.
Word of advice: If you plan on buying a house, go meet the neighbors first.