He does not have any visitors. His wife died some years back and his two children have left home. No one seems to call on him. I heard him once say to another neighbour that he was all alone and lonely. Especially at Christmas and special occasions like his wedding anniversary, or his children's birthdays. He sits at home and cries.
It is sad how many elderly people are alone these days. Especially at this time of year.
I think he got himself a dog. He probably got it for company. All day yesterday I heard him calling it in the garden.
"Help ... Help ... Help ..."
Funny name to give a dog, I thought.
Anyway ... he must have eventually found the dog because he stopped calling it.
For some reason, as I passed his house today there was an ambulance outside. I wonder if his dog is not well!
OK ... I AM JOKING!
YOU LOT SHOULD REALLY STOP TAKING ME SERIOUSLY