I was a little nervous -- we were meeting some very important people in Simon's life and Tigger has been in an "adjustment" period of sorts with us --I wasn't totally confident he would be able to maintain his best service dog manners with SO many children and SO much excitement. Plus, we had a field trip to attend -- the kindergarten and first grade students were visiting a nursing home to sing songs and spread cheer. SUPER exciting!
I need not have worried. I am absolutely in awe of how well this puppy handled himself today. He listened to commands, was completely calm and professional the entire time (even when he saw squirrels!), and could not have been a sweeter more charming ambassador for service animals everywhere. So much awesomeness! Here's some pics!
|Ready for his close up.|
|Meeting some of the important ladies in Simon's life -- his special education and inclusion teachers and some of the administrators. It seems that BOTH of my boys are irresistible ladies' men...|
|Freeze Dance! I totally lost Simon in the madness. That boy can freeze dance like a champ.|
|Tigger spread lots of love to the residents. He was incredibly sweet and gentle, and made more than one little old lady tear up. Sniff.|
|One of Simon's very special friends. Can't you just tell how sweet she is in this photo? I swear Tigger is grinning.|