A big "Thank You" to my first supporters. If funding is successful, this project will be relatively easy to write, it's just a matter of choosing which stories to tell, and there are many to pick from. Just this morning I remembered a particularly taxing experience with Gator that I had completely forgotten about. In short, he had been cooped up in the house for a few weeks and was looking sort of bored. I decided to get him out and take him with me fishing to a remote lake in Northern Minnesota. It was a gorgeous summer day without a wave in sight. Gator was beyond excited to be on the boat, but when he discovered that I had the unique ability to pull scaly, flailing creatures up from the deep dark waters, he could hardly contain himself. Soon I hooked a large Pike in about 30 feet of water, and Gator jumped from the boat and swam toward the bottom of the lake to retrieve the fish himself. What happened next is really unbelievable, but I will save it for the book!