A friend found this little story funny so I'll share :)! My dentist is a short four block walk from my office. Today was the final saga of the tooth that needed a root canal and crown. Yeah. It was really hot when we walked out. Cricket is not a fan of long walks on dog days of summer. I knew Cricket would be willing to walk where I asked her to go but also thought her knowing what lies at the final destination on this hot walk would be helpful to her - so before I told her forward I kneeled down, stroked her ears and said, Cricket its just a short walk back to the office and then when we get back we will get you your dinner. She knew just where she needed to go and happily guided me in the heat back to my office to enjoy her dinner. I process much with Cricket in a day. They say processing and sharing is very helpful and lowers our stress level. I'm not the only one that processes with Cricket. I am told so often ... this dog has such a sweet spirit about her - so true.