We met the day that I moved from Virginia to Oregon, after finishing a cross-country drive. Patrick lived in the same apartment complex (his apartment was right above mine!). My dad, who was helping me move in, spotted Patrick walking his dog and asked him where he took his dog out for walks. I looked out my window to see my dad talking to "some random guy". Of course, I had to go outside and meet Patrick and Baxter! Little did I know that "some random guy" would become my life partner! Patrick and I formed a fast friendship on long walks with our dogs (Baxter & Boris) and soon friendship turned into romance.