Wow, we finally made it, the first day of school! I only had two classes my first day, and boy, were Tory and I excited. The nice thing about not having internet in our house yet is that the dogs get a lot of public access because my roommates and I are constantly going to the library or the university to get on their wifi so that we can do things that we need to do for classes. So the first day, I went to my first class and then I had a 3 hour break, so Tory and I went to the City Sampler, where I got a lot of delicious food and the community got introduced to the service dogs that are now taking over campus! Then we headed to the library to get some work done before my next class, here is where I handed her off to one of my roommates to take her to class. It was a relatively boring day, she got a lot of attention and I had to remind people not to touch her because she was working. I also had to speak in one of my classes about the service dog program and what they are training to do and how she's learning in the correct definition (it was my learning and motivation class). The second day, after I woke up, Coco and I were on the chair that we have in the living room area and Tory looked like she wanted to join us, so I told her up, and she jumped up onto my lap and we all just kind of stayed there for like 5 minutes until Tory decided she had had enough. Then I got ready and took Coco to my only class that day and then spent a lot of time in the library to do some class work before heading back to the house to have lunch. Again, my roommate Maddie and I found ourselves bored, so we taught Coco a trick that her sister knows, which is "Do you have a question?" which went really well and really quickly, I'd say around 15 minutes. Then we moved on to a trick that I've been wanting to teach her, which is where she lays down on a blanket, grabs it and rolls herself into a burrito. We got her to lay down with the blanket and then roll, not into a burrito, but just a couple times before she was getting to excited and over threshold so we gave her a break. Then she was off to do public access with Maddie! I'm excited and ready for this year and adventure to start!
A few things we learned though: 1. People will just pet your dog without asking 2. They'll keep petting your dog after you ask them not to 3. People really like dogs 4. People want their dogs to be as highly trained as these dogs 5. People like to take pictures of you and the dog