How does she decide how close is too close and how far is far enough? How does anyone? There's a dog on our walks who stands on the picnic table in his yard and barks. There are many more who bark from inside their houses, their favorite windows sympathetically vibrating. Today the one that jumps, higher than I knew a dog could on two legs, at his driveway's gate, was out as his family planted in their front gardens. We all stared at each other on opposite sides of the street. I and mine kept walking. I called good morning to the family as they planted. They called back and went back to planting, parents and children acting as one unit, safe with the distancing dog.