Now that I have described what it's like to come home to the brood, I will write about what the neighbors hear. Neighbors who live on the other side of the wall and cannot see, they can just listen.
(coming through the gate) "Luna, what's the matter? Why are you there if you don't like them?"
(at the front door) "Cappuchina, leave her alone, and no, you're not going in".
"Blacky, move away from the door. MOVE!".
(opening the door) "Loco, wait".
"Hi Maya. Minina, stay back, you're not going out".
"Luna, come, it's ok. Luna, come on. MAYA! Minina, vamos".
"Ok, good girl. Loco, you stay out there and wait, I'll be right back".
"Smokey, stop that. Maya - knock it off. MAYA!!".
(back out on the terrace) "I know you have to go to the bathroom but I have to wash my feet. Just wait".
"First I'm going to the store, before it rains. You guys (meaning Blacky and Loco) stay here, I'll be right back. Loco, you WAIT."
(down at the store) "Blacky! Get home. Go on - GO!"
(walking down the road towards home) "Loco, bad dog, you opened the gate. Stay down. Stay DOWWWN! You idiot, get inside. Inside. INSIDE!!".
"Ok, since you dogs probably went to the bathroom during your escape, you can just wait until I give the cats their tuna. Cappuchina, I'll be right back. No, you don't have to go inside, just hold on, ok?"
(inside the house) "Tuna, who wants tuna? Luna, come on."
(the other cats in the kitchen) "Meow, meow, meow, MEOW!" (translation, would you hurry with the tuna already?!")
"Smokey, get DOWN! Geez!"
(the cats) "slurp, mnmnmnm, smack, smack"
"Smokey, let her finish, it's not yours. Maya, you too!"
(on the front terrace) "Here you go Cappuchina - enjoy".
"Ok Loco, it's your turn. Bano! Blacky, you're next..."
...and on and on it goes...