Conversation is easy off of Orleans Avenue. If all else exhausted there is always hawk-talk. She circles and keeps watch over a broad area. We worry about Jackson and Cocoa, the little chihuahuas who are let out in the evening to exercise. Paul had to grab his wife’s dog and run it back inside just last week after she started circling above. The retired man down the block is an unlikely conspirator — he fills a pothole with seed for the pigeons and she picks them off one by one.