The dogs were outside barking. I went to bring them in and restore quiet. Lola was least interested in coming in, and I finally saw what she was trying to see. I turned on the back yard light, and here is what I saw.
She in only about 15 feet from the door, five or so from the fence. She has been there for at least an hour now. I'm guessing she is staying for the night. My home must feel safe to her also.
I'm glad she is so comfortable, but it also means that the dogs will bark every time they go out. Sigh. Oh, well, we'll work it out. I'm determined to share my space with those who belonged here, to this ground, before me.