While out for our walk with Eva yesterday evening JoAnn and I came upon a good-natured fellow leading a white horse
and we were told that the horse's name is Nickolai (Nick for short) and that he loves dogs. Eva, who is extremely 'alpha' (dominant) by nature and barks explosively at most other dogs (and rabbits and coyotes and road-runners) and at some of the cars and bikes we encounter remained surprisingly quite calm. She and Nick even gently nuzzled noses without a sound.
It was pleasant indeed to walk the two and a half miles with such amiable companions.
All in all, I'd be safe to say that I am enjoying my stay here in Mike and JoAnn's Tucson home.
Enjoying it immensely.