The dogs, Tory and Coco, arrived on the Wednesday before school started for us, and boy, were my roommates and I so ready for entertainment. Our days now would revolve around the dogs (not actually, but sometimes it feels like that). The first night, we had the dogs, Tory ended up expressing a little bit of her anal glands on my roommates blanket, so she had to wash that and while that was going on, we decided to take the dogs on a walk around the university, we met up with one of our other friends in the program, Teagen, and she had a bunch of her friends there to meet the dogs, so the dogs had the most wonderful time being loved and showing off for the people. The first morning, the dogs woke up super early to be let out (it has gotten a lot better now that they are all settled in) and be fed. Every day they have to be fed, brushed, and their teeth brushed, not to mention times to just allow them to be dogs, because service dogs, although highly trained, will be dogs first. Coco, of course, is a total goof ball when she is not working. Anytime a person comes through the door, she picks up a nearby chew toy or tennis ball and will bring it to the person and offer it to them. Tory is a little bit more on the reserved, serious side. It's so strange to see the two different personalities that the sisters have. We spent all of the first day just relaxing and getting used to the house. The next day was the real test, I needed to go to Costco to pick up somethings and because I just love Costco. Before we went to Costco though, Batman and I went to get our books from Textbook Services with the dogs, there weren't that many people, so we were able to hop right in and out with the dogs before we went to Costco, which was a really...interesting...an adventure. This Costco had a completely different layout than what Batman and I were used to, so we were wandering around a bit, but on top of that, this Costco was super busy, which was good experience for us and the dogs because then we needed to split our attention between the dog and people to make sure that nobody was running up to the dog and petting it, but also making sure that the dogs wouldn't partake of any of the free samples offered at Costco. Luckily, I only needed a few things, so it was a relatively quick in and out for us. After Costco, we went to Petco to pick up an easy-walk harness for my dog. The dogs did really well, despite there being a crazy dog sitting in the front of the store. We bought the easy walk harness and then it was off to Fleet Farm to get a trash can to hold the dog food. I was surprised by the number of people who would say "Aw, such a cute dog, but I know I'm not supposed to pet it because it's wearing it's vest right now." I am continually surprised by the number of people who come up and ask about the service dog program and what we are training them to do. I then gave them a break because I had somethings to do without them on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and part of Sunday. My family came up to visit me over the weekend and we took my dog to the beautiful Willow River State Park on Sunday and walked her around there on her new harness that I absolutely loved and adored. And then afterwards, my parents took me out for lunch and I brought Coco with me to do some public access, it went well, except she ate some of my dropped lettuce and a chip that was on the ground, dogs will be dogs, I guess. On Monday or Tuesday, my roommate, Batman, and I decided to clicker train Coco to close a drawer for us. We were so excited, until Maddie told us that she already knew it, but it was still a really fun and exciting adventure. I realized how much I love the clicker and now I have one attached to my keys! But other than that, the first few days was a lot of public access out to university events and letting the public at the university know that yes this is a service dog, you can look, take pictures, but please do not pet because they are working. The dogs have now experienced dueling pianos, hand dryers, and kids screaming "puppy" while running down the hall all before the first day of classes!! The day before school started was a $5 Tuesday at the local movie theater, so Batman and I decided to take the dogs to see the Hitman's Bodyguard. The dogs did perfectly fine the whole time, except for at a low point in the movie, Tory decided to fart. Of course, I started to laugh and then my friend next to me started to laugh as well. Then a few minutes later, my friend started to laugh because she could smell it to. It was one of those silent but deadly kind of farts, we felt so bad for the people next to me.