Here’s a shot of Chris Klug, my host for the weekend while I was in Pittsburgh. I took this photo during our first stop. We stopped at a deli to grab a bite to eat. While Chris consulted his iPhone for something, I took a moment to take this photo.
Chris is an interesting guy and can talk, in depth, on a number of subjects. I particularly enjoyed when he talked about the ins and outs of his work, trying to get people from different cultures to work together to design and implement a game, for example. It was quite fascinating.
There were very few moments when we had little to talk about, mostly while we were traveling in the car. He is very knowledgeable about his city and what’s contained therein, the history, locations of various interesting sites in the city, etc.
I enjoyed my stay with him and his wife. They made my stay quite enjoyable. I really enjoyed his collection of adopted pets:
Rocky – What an interesting cat. Rocky was almost my constant companion and if I had my back turned, he’d attempt to tap me with his paw to get my attention so that I could rub him. Now, he would extend his claws just to make sure that he got my attention. I learned to stay out of his reach.
Smokey Joe – Smokey Joe was the other cat. The first evening, I didn’t even see him. He was being coy. Saturday morning he made an appearance and we became pretty good friends.
Omega – Omega, the black lab, is the old man of the crew. He’s a gentle, quiet soul who likes to walk around occasionally, and then just plop it down somewhere and relax. He’s old enough to do it. It’s his prerogative!
Fiona – is the chocolate lab. From the first time that I laid eyes on her, I was in love. What a beauty. She knows it too. She’s a lively, friendly, loving dog who loves attention. She’ll bring her tug rope right up to you and drop it on your leg, inviting you to play. She gives it her all for about an hour, then it’s nap time. She has only two speeds: All the way on or all the way off. She has no middle gear. None!
What a great family. I enjoyed meeting them. Thanks for the great hospitality, Chris!