So Grenade is now officially this dog's name. And she hangs out outside our gate all day. When our car pulls up she runs to greet her. We pet her and then go in and wash our hands. And sometimes we go out and pet her and give her a dog treat. And sometimes she leaves and goes for walks. But she hangs out near us most of the time. We went for a walk with her the other day, and she totally knew what we were doing. In the mornings we see her jogging with other people in our neighborhood or joining people walking their dog. The neighbor across the street feeds her each morning. But she guards our house and barks when people go by.
And she loves us, and we love her. I'm thinking this is a great relationship. She stays free, we stay free, and we can enjoy each other. Not sure everyone will agree with me.