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January 31, 2012

Ups and Downs ...

Monday  We had to pay our taxes and get a dog license.  Fortunately, the village hall has an elevator.  Cooper was unsure with the bouncy floor and looked like a pancake on the floor for the ride up.  He exited calmly, but was not eager to step on the rug in front of the counter - another issue.   A few treats and he was lying on the rug.  Then we began our elevator work. Up, Down, Up, Down, Up. Down, while I dispensed treats and attempted to reassure him.  Eventually he was sitting and seemed relaxed, about ten minutes later.  He is fine ascending and descending, it's the bouncy floor.

Tuesday  No business today, but we made a trip downtown to the village hall to ride the elevator.  It may be the only public access elevator in town.  Cooper was much more relaxed and he remained in a SIT for the ride up.  The rug was still an issue.  There is a portion that is very worn and feels like plastic.  He will not walk directly on to that area, but it was not a problem when we walked over the rug lengthwise.  After getting him comfortable walking over the surface, we needed to try direct access a couple more times before all was well.  We got back on the elevator and rode without issue.  We stopped at the park on the way home and walked across the wobbly bridge.

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