(the dog I lived with in the '90's, adopted by me after being rescued by North Shore Animal League) (thanks Jane Siberry for one of my favorite of her songs, "Going Down the River") It's amazing how connected people are to animals in New York City these days. And great. So many people have asked me about Lucy, even thought Edith Ann was Lucy. (Edith Ann, named after my mentor and most amazing best human, Lily Tomlin, is my now dog, rescued from Flora's Pet Project http://www.floraspetproject.org/ in July, 2004) This is a little memorial to her. She died right around the same time Spalding Gray was finally found. March 2004, and a few months after my mom, Ethel Reno, died. I performed an homage to all of them at P.S. 122 in April of that year. For the first time ever and since then, I used someone else's hallmark features in that performance, those of Spalding's. Sat down, at a desk, used a script in a spiral notebook, a short stand desk mic, glass of water. I miss Spalding. His work got me. I miss my dog Lucy. We were very close. My mom, Mrs. Reno? That's another story. But I did love her.