"Oh my God, it's Ju Ju in dog form!" said Patsington.
"What do you think his name is?" I said.
"Gerald," said Patsington, without missing a beat. And so Gerald he became.
I always look out for Gerald if I take that route home from the bus stop, because he's just so incredibly fluffy and funny-looking. But this afternoon I was on my way home after a delightful lunch with barsine, and I passed Gerald's house. And imagine my amazement when I saw not one Gerald, but THREE!
Yes, apparently Gerald is one of triplets. I burst out laughing when I saw them - it was such an unexpected sight. I wonder have there always been three of them, and I've been seeing a different one every time? Or perhaps Gerald's siblings are merely paying him a visit? Who knows? All I know is that the three of them together is almost too fluffy for words....