Almost daily, I walk by Phillip and Pepper's house and have a brief visit with them.
If the weather is nice, Phil is usually sitting out front saying hello to passersby. He knows many of their names and they know his.
Phil keeps a beautiful garden and he sits next to that in a plastic chair. Pepper is with him, soaking up the sun.
Phillip is a retired order clerk from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. He bought Pepper nine years ago. It's good to see them enjoying life together.