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Elm Street Route and other things... - Niente Senza Gioia!--Nothing without joy!
Elm Street Route and other things...
I haven't updated in a few days mostly because, up until yesterday, I was just practicing the same route. In retrospect, however, I guess I've been busier than I thought.

We started the Elm Street route. It is a longer route with more complicated intersections. Aggie aced her trafic checks with the Prius again (a classmate of mine has decided the prius is the "evil ghost car"). It was really hot on monday afternoon, so we went to practice grocery store travel instead of the Elm Street route. After dinner, we had a super long lecture about dog food and treats. We were "enlightened" to learn about the various things our dogs could ingest and the resulting traumatic consequences. People asked 15000 ridiculous questions and it was just really long. Don't let your dog eat your underwear...sound good...okay then move on!

We walked the Elm street route twice. It was really nice in the morning; in the afternoon, the dogs had to wear their shoes due to the hot sidewalks. Aggie did really well even with the shoes, but those shoes always inevitably do things to dog brains. The exciting part of tuesday is that Aggie and I got our real harness. Up to this point, we have been using hand-me-down harnesses because these are already worn in and are more comfortable for the dogs. Last time I was here, we had to oil the harnesses ourselves; now, the instructors do the dirty work. Apparently, too many dogs were picking up the oil rags in their mouth. Bad news bears. So, now Aggie and I get to break this harness in and the slimey part will be avoided.

We soloed the Elm Street route in the morning. We started freelance work in the afternoon. Aggie and I went to a department store to practice escalator technique. We're basically pros. We had the vet lecture after dinner; it was shorter than I remember it with less traumatizing stories which I appreciated.

Random stuff that doesn't really fit elsewhere...
I stand undefeated in air hockey as of the composition of this journal entry. As a side note, having two blind people play air hockey makes for highly amusing nonsense and a fairly anticlimactic game because the puck gets lost constantly. Endless amusement.
I overheard a classmate telling a student that his dog wasn't saved yesterday...can't decide whether I'm more amused or disturbed.
I want to go to the pet store.
The maps of the routes we had to learn are incredible.

Niente Senza Gioia!

Current Mood: amused amused

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3kitties From: 3kitties Date: August 4th, 2011 02:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

air hockey

Oh, air hockey brings back such good memories! I played for hours on end when I trained with Meghan. :)
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