For those who have children, can you connect to the times when you cannot recall the name of your child's friend's parental unit? All you can come up with is "Jack's mom- so nice to see you again!" as you awkwardly run into a fellow mom at the grocery store. Or, "Yes, let's ask Annie's dad if he can help out this weekend", as you plan a school event.
Well, it's quite the same situation in puppy land. I live in a dog friendly condo/apartment community and as the weather warms up (not really, but the sun is out longer) the paths are more puppy populated with dog walking folk. Ahhh... that uncomfortable moment when you see someone for the first time after the great thaw and want to say hello and all you can pull out of your hat is "Hi! How's Mocha today?" or "Is Sassy loving this warm up?"
As time passes and one makes those connections, you start seeing the humans at the gym or the pool and can only think, "Oh...that's Skylar's mom...that chocolate cocker spaniel. Oh...what was her name again?" And then you proceed with the quick shuffle past her, because really, how awful is it to not remember your neighbor's name, and you hear "Hello there! You're Berkley's mom, right?"