Today was Billy’s school Christmas party and Honey made her first official classroom visit. Needless to say the kids were a little excited although I am not sure if it was due to the Christmas party itself, no class work, lots of snacks, the ability to move about the class room freely, the music, numerous parents milling around or Honey’s visit. Bringing a pup into a class room full of kids eating snack food is a challenge but Honey did great. She tried to snag a stray pencil but otherwise paid little attention to the tidbits on the floor – A first for Honey! Miss Edwards explained to the students why we are raising Honey, a little about guide dogs and the rules about greeting and petting Honey. The kids were excited and formed a line to pet her. Again, Honey did great! I think it may be due to the fact that she was chewing on the shag carpet, but she did not jump up at all and minimally tried to mouth a child or two. Then came the outdoor game time and Honey did well with ignoring the kids running around BUT she just wanted to eat grass. And she did not just want a simple taste of grass, she wanted to eat every blade of grass on the entire playground.
She did pose pretty for a picture though.
I was thrilled when it was time to go inside. In the midst of all the activity, Honey fell asleep! It was a great day for everyone.