Nookie the Cairn TerrierI brought “Nookie” Valentine – a six month old Cairn Terrier – over from Harrods in London and he was my faithful companion for 12 years.

While living in West Hollywood, I once ran into my reclusive neighbor (whom I had never met) Bette Davis, as I was walking Nookie. She smiled, and in that voice of hers said “What a cute little fella….what’s his name?”

When I told her, she quickly backed up into her apartment building….and I never saw her again.