I met a great dog in front of Peet's Coffee in Oakland. I think he's a regular. His name is Mitty which his owners shortened from Mittens when they adopted him from the Milo Foundation. Good move. Mittens is not a cool name for a party animal.
Mitty's friend is a neighborhood regular who I call Fanny even though I haven't yet made her actual acquaintance. Most cats give me a lot of space since I am usually accompanied by the devastatingly handsome and bilingual Javier Jorge Juan de Valencia, my Jack Russell terrier who has a very high prey drive.