Gregg, Ray, and I had just started a walk around the lake. A woman with two young boys was walking toward us.
"Hi, Ray!" she said.
With wagging tail, Ray jumped up and tried to kiss the woman on the lips, then did a little spin, his usual greeting for his favorite people.
We stopped to chat with the woman. Ray caught a whiff of one of the boys and was straining at his leash to give him a kiss too. I was straining just as hard to not let him.
As we wished our friends "Happy New Year!" and walked on, Gregg turned to look at me with a quizzical look on his face. I knew what he was thinking.
"I have no idea who that was," I said, laughing uncontrollably.
Ray has introduced me to so many people in the last three years. I have so many friends because of him. Some of them I don't even know.