"Down from Melany for the day," he said.
"She's a beautiful dog," she kept her eyes on his face. Out the corner of her eye she caught the other woman, shifting from foot to foot.
"I found her by the side of the road. She was only a pup,"
"She's a lucky girl,"
They talked for nearly an hour, there beneath the trees, the ocean a giant blue backdrop.
"I should let you two get going," she finally said. They walked as a small silent group back to the car park, the woman striding ahead. As they bid their farewells, he pulled a card from his pocket and slid it into her hand. He looked down at her and smiled.
"Maybe we'll catch up down here again, sometime,"
"Maybe. I usually end up here on Tuesdays" she said, closing her hand around the card.
"See you later,"