Friday, December 28, 2012


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.


  1. That reminds me of when I was out with my Cairo (the ACD that started it all) and I heard a cheery, "Hi Cairo! Hi...ah...Cairo's Mom!" It was a lady from the bank and she apologetically said that she knew Cairo but had no idea what my name was!

    1. We get that all the time! And I reciprocate. I know very few people names. But I know most of the dog names (except for the labs - they all look alike to me).

    2. @Acd Pack: Have you endeavoured to use this to engineer a favourable lending rate? ;0]

  2. Awesome that Ray takes recognising people by their voice (be that in person or an ocean or 2 away over t'internet) to a new level & differenti8s them according to preordained categories

    No matter how quiet I am, Conor can tell from his "sister"'s pitch as to whether it's walkies or not