Thanks to allthesass for this pic. He was looking at Phoenix here.
Okay, so when I went up to Chris, he started to reach for the books and then noticed Phoenix was in my purse. I wish I could have captured his face when he saw Phoenix…so fucking adorable! But he reached out and shook Phoenix’s paw. So adorable.
I told him I came from New Orleans to see him and he thanked me. And then I mentioned that I had driven to Houston and saw him last year and that I had given him a little voodoo doll to help protect him on his travels. And he said “I remember that! I still have it!” and Alla said “It was white, right? I remember that too.” Or something very similar to that. So I gave him his new voodoo doll and told him it was a wizard to help him achieve the impossible, to which I said “Because you haven’t acheived enough as it is.” And him and Alla laughed. IT WAS PERFECT!
And then I shook his hand and got shooed away by staff.