"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." (Anaïs Nin)
After months of anticipation and planning it finally happened: Lori from Fermented Fur finally came to Denver and made her debut appearance right here at While Walking Duncan. Although she hasn't actually had a chance to walk with him, she did spend several quality hours playing with and spoiling him. Of course it helped that she came bearing gifts: a beautiful pheasant toy we've dubbed Birdy and some delicious Duck Strip Dog Treats from Plato. I, in turn, made my Famous White Pizza, and Duncan doted on her and somehow convinced her, as he does every visitor, that he's sorely neglected and doesn't get nearly as much attention as he deserves. We had a wonderful evening, especially Dunc, who has made a new Best Friend For Life. Lori and I spent much of the night sitting and talking, playing with Roo, eating and talking, playing with Roo, discussing books and writing, politics and Roo, and getting so caught up in our time together that we didn't realize it was well past Turning-Back-Into-Pumpkins time and finally admitted that it was time to call it a night. As Lori gathered her things and headed to the door, Duncan put on his saddest face and pouted as she scritched behind his ears one last time. Luckily we'll be able to get together again on Saturday and actually walk and enjoy the cool Fall weather which has settled over The Rockies, with crunching leaves underfoot and the laughter of a new friendship ringing across the fields.