Walter was a rescued dog — predecessor and hero to all dogs there.
Fun times were had by all except Simon, an orange cat who ventured downstairs at the wrong time, caught the attention of a three-legged dog who proved quicker than everyone else in the room and sparked an all-dog chase followed by all-owner chase of fantastic proportions.
Simon emerged without injury.
Next was Brewer’s Art with Steve — an all-star Medill afternoon — and it turned out he went to high school with cousin Tim. He and Meghan told me the downstairs was a dungeon. They were right. But it was a comfy one. We drank beers named Wit Trash, Sluggo and Resurrection.