Willow's best friend is a Bernese Mountain Dog - Minature Poodle cross just slightly younger and a touch bigger than her, and she lives next door. Yesterday when we were coming back from Willow's afternoon walk, Ellie came running to us out on the street. With Willow greeting Ellie, she was distracted enough for me to get a hold on her collar. Willow and I walked her back to her home, with the pair of them play-bowing and prancing the whole way. My neighbor was shocked that she was out on the street. Someone had left the gate unlatched, perhaps a meter reader.