And the other dogs, who were keen to greet him. Then there was the parrot who pecked his nose - sorry, Ham, not into it.
And the eight cats who decided to judge, as cats often do, from a distance.
And then, there were the humans. Abramson, a celebrated author and groundbreaking animal welfare attorney would just be daddy. Mommy? A veterinarian who has devoted her life to helping animals.
Yes, Ham. This is the place.