As you arrive at SunDog House, two large mango trees loom to your right. They are often laden with fruit, or abuzz with bees among the blossoms. You pass the front patio garden on your left. Red hibiscus, fuchsia bougainvillea and fragrant white frangipani mingle with green palms and pink desert rose. The sweet scent of night blooming jasmine still lingers in the air and hummingbirds and yellow sugarbirds twitter in the trees.
At about this point you are greeted by your SunDog canine hosts and hostesses, Ruby, Mini, Harvey "Houdini", Wiley "Coyote", and Goliath. Ruby, a tan Rottweiler mix, is loving and playful, her favorite past-time is to chew tennis balls beyond recognition. Mini is an accomplished hunter. A medium-small Cruzan mix, she can often be spotted chasing down lizards or other critters. Wiley likes lounging on the porch when he's not foraging for grubs.
You might catch a glimpse of the newest SunDog, Harvey R. Clapp IV, a gimpy little lab with a broken leg when Terry first rescued him from beside the road, he's now the fastest dog on the block, climber of concrete walls, and accomplished escape artist. Goliath, AKA Little Big, small in stature, big in attitude, may deign to say hello. And finally, Fiona. An honorary SunDog, both Beauty and The Beast rolled into one feisty feline, Fiona is the true ruler of the roost.