If Fawn or Cindy is outside, there are greetings at the gate or even at the garage door (Fawn), hijinks across the lawn, etc. The path is definitely a "toll" path, i.e. on every paving stone, one must pay the "toll": a scritch for Cindy. If they're not out, Fawn usually comes to say hello, though not effusively; Cindy sleeps through it all and comes to collect scritches and whatnot after I'm in the house. Suzy waits for her subject to appear with the mail (she's usually in Rob's chair in the study) and deliver the required scritches.
The ones for greetings (all RB kitties, these) were Gryphon, who would interrupt whatever to race to the fence and be on it to collect his kisses; Shasta, who gave up trying to beat him to the gate, but in her earlier years would wait under the miniature Japanese maple for me to arrive (I got the dirtiest look in the world the day I peered into the branches without waiting for her to come out!); and Nibs, who didn't greet me, but could do major damage to my legs, jumping down from a lap to get to the front door to greet his Daaaaaaaaddy.
And these days, if we've been away, it's Fawn who comes to make sure we aren't a mirage or something. The others have to be "found".