Our Friday included another trip to the village hall to ride the elevator. This was followed by what many would deem to be torture. We rode an elevator to the sixth floor, UW Clinic, to meet Lexy and her coworkers - this was not the torture. Cooper was intrigued by the exam table and the sounds it made while it moved. Lisa and Cooper actually sat in for a patient exam, at his request.
We then spent two hours in the waiting room reading old magazines and watching daytime television - this was the torture part. Most people try to avoid or limit the time spent in this forsaken place. It provided a real world opportunity to work on DOWN STAY and ignore the plethora of distractions and fight boredom. With the exception of a few "bored sighs", Cooper was good. He did exhibit some uneasiness in the clinic elevator the first time.
After that we tortured Cooper some more with a trip to the grocery store. He thought we spent an inordinate amount of time in the meat section. Having eaten raw chicken before, that smell captured his attention and he was glad we bought some more. Unbeknownst to him this was not for him.