KiKi's coffee table book came out last week to great acclaim; it was then that I realized he must be the most well-known dog on South Beach. Until only a year ago, he regularly made the rounds to the most popular restaurants and clubs on The Beach. He is not the most beloved dog as he did not hide is dislike of being touched by anyone but the immediate family; he believed every finger or toe as fair game. As the book made its rounds, more than one person asked another if they knew KiKi and the answer would usually be a roll of the eyes and, "I'm afraid of that dog". Often respect is better than popularity. One week from today will be his nineteenth birthday and he said he would be available for paw-signing.