It was May 26th, 2018.
I, Bear, was sitting in a volunteer check in room at a convention, when I saw Zach, Puppy, standing outside the room through the glass wall. Puppy was volunteering on the same shift, but for a different job at the convention, and I thought "He is Cute"! My gaze caught Puppy's eye and he began to look around thinking I must be looking at someone else, when I finally said "Yes, You". We began our conversations.
Puppy, a Museum Curator, was working a couple of part time jobs until a good full time opportunity came along, and he was single. I was working as an invoice auditor for a logistics brokerage firm, in an office in Chicago. Being polyamorous, I had a boyfriend I lived with at home, who is now my ex, though we all remain friends. We struggled at first to make a date happen, life was complicated for Puppy, who had a family member at home being cared for. But eventually when this Bear and Puppy got together, the sparks flew.