The night visitors have departed. Their poor owners called at 12:05am last night and my cell phone was on silent (as it is every night) and then again at 8:02am. Finally when I woke up I called them and they came running (figuratively speaking).
The poor pups had gotten lose from their back yard. Regardless of all the crazy and hectic of yesterday, we enjoyed the night visitors. Pellet eventually did also - Norm took him out on a leash when he got home from work and socializing took place.