Of neighborhood watches and warnings

Dawn Fraser Kawahara / Special to The Garden Island

The best neighborhood watch ever — in this case, a watchful labradoodle with a fearsome bark.

Lock? Latch? No need, I was told when first living and working on island. True, not many people locked homes or cars back then — that is, local neighborhood homes or cars (the more simple and nondescript the better), not necessarily vacation residences or rented transport.