Today Cricket and I had some free time so we went shopping to Petco, Deseret Book, Paradise Bakery, and Costco! We found the funnest little gift for Dahlia (cute little pug of Adam and Natalie) in Petco. One of the clerks at Petco was so impressed with how good Cricket was and that she was not running after everything - I explained that she was a guide dog and they were very well trained, etc. (I know they have lots of dogs shop at their store with various levels of training. At Deseret Book, the clerk was very helpful in helping me find a CD version of a book I wanted to read ... he asked all about Cricket, my eyes, and how she worked. I always enjoy sharing Cricket's talents and how she helps me! If I'm not in a hurry I am also happy to produce my medical charts that explain Retinitis Pigmentosa (just teasing - but it does present many questions) After we had completed our shopping and were checking out, this same clerk said, I am so glad you didn't just leave Cricket in the car -- its too hot for her there! I agreed that it was much too hot for her in the car and also explained it is very difficult for her to do her job (that I had just explained) from the car.