“I don’t know why I am so popular with kids and dogs,”Akemi mused today after our night out with friends Steve and Jodi and their daughter (Akemi’s new best buddy) Gemma. And, after some consideration: “Maybe kids think I am kid and dogs think I am dog.”
Akemi claims she essentially re-set her age when she moved to Canada, effectively starting from scratch with a strange new culture and language. So that explains her rapport with kids. As for why dogs connect with her so easily? Well, it could be her proclivity for snacking on their dry sardine treats.
Just finished a script rewrite today – and hope to start work on another one soon. This weekend, we brought an old friend onboard to help with design work and he turned around an awesome space station in record time. Next up, he’s going to tackle our hero ship – and, if he has time, two rival vessels.
Big day tomorrow as I attempt to book a Vancouver to Toronto flight for the six of us – three humans, and three dogs.
Speaking of dogs…