Last night we upgraded from a one year old to a five year old. Avery joined our pack for the next couple days.
To beat the heat, Monte and I were out the door running at 6:15am this morning. It was only 73 degrees. Our early start gave us plenty of time to get ready for Avery's first day. The first stop was the Children's Museum where Monte faced many distractions. The fast moving children were not an issue, but the adolescent chickens on the rooftop caused too much excitement that we had to take a timeout.
To beat the heat after lunch, we visited the Middleton Splash Pad. Kids running and screaming were only http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifa mild distraction; Monte behaved well as we observed or walked around the perimeter. After two hours, I gave him the green light and let him play in a few of the fountains.
Although not guide dog behavior, he loved playing in the water and others at the park enjoyed watching him attack the streams of water.
Many thanks to the Asbury Church who provided free food and beverage for all families. Their kindness made the day truly memorable.