One of those restaurants is The Dunedin Smokehouse. They love Coach and are super friendly to dogs on the patio. They always bring out bowls of water for them. There are other restaurants, but on Sunday, we went to the Smokehouse because we wanted some amazing barbecue (their wings are splendid as well!).
|Photo of Jam under the table looking up at me and smiling.|
|Coach is sitting and smiling and looking at the camera.|
"He is so beautiful." She waved her hand at Jam. Her husband was nodding in the background.
Fred and I smiled. "Thank you. They are pretty well behaved too." I tell her about Jam being dropped from Southeastern's guide dog program. They are very impressed with Jam and think Coach is the bee's knees.
When we first got Jam he was fuzzy like a polar bear. Very distinctive. On one of our first outings to the Sarasota Discovery Center we made the mistake of eating lunch at St. Armand's Circle at a table next to a big picture window. Jam was in full view of every tourist who was passing by. We learned what it was like to be a zoo animal as almost everyone stopped and pointed at Jam and then mouthed the words: "HE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!" It was like eating lunch with super models.
Now, when I take Coach out, everyone comments on how handsome he is, but the two of them together seems to be an overwhelming amount of labby attractiveness. Coach goes in for training on July 20th. Until then, we will try to spread his handsome mug around as many places as we can.