Yesterday, we had a couple of errands to run, so we decided to eat at the buffet at Whole Foods Market, which was right down the street from Barnes and Noble. We are very efficient.
Whole Foods is a great place to take a Southeastern Guide Dog in training because evidently people can't keep food on their plate. They slop it all around. There was food all over the produce the section. There were bits of crackers near the cracker bins. There was macaroni and cheese on the floor of the buffet. Coach was delighted. I was not.
"No." This was as bad as the Berkeley cafeteria. I thought I was going to have a relaxing lunch! Don't Whole Food shoppers know how to put food into cartons? Sheesh! Coach was really good though. I made him down stay by a piece of macaroni and cheese and he didn't eat it. I was able to successfully scoop up some Cuban chicken and rice while receiving interesting looks from other diners. I did make one mistake. I didn't have a tight hold on Coach and he managed to touch his cold nose touch to the back of a guy's calf.
I did pull him away quickly and apologize, but I'm sure you can imagine, a cold nose to the back of your calf can be a little disconcerting. Especially if you are gathering up your food. I think that the man mentally went to a bad place, like rats, or vermin or something bad, because he had a really sour expression on his face and he didn't seem happy at all. Or, it could be like the other day when we were in Publix and Fred whispered to me, "Hey, when we get past the flowers, look at the lady in the purple shirt."
Fred glanced back at her. "She was giving us the stink eye."
"No, I think that's just her face."
It could have been just that guy's face, or it could have been that he was some sort of Howard Hughes freak about neatness and the idea that every step Coach took a hair was falling out was freaking him out to the point where his face muscles all seized up. I don't know. But, whatever. Lunch was delicious. Then we went to the bakery and that is when things really got interesting.
|Coach sitting before a full bakery case.|
|Coach lying in a down stay and looking toward the camera.|
|Coach lying in a down stay by the bakery case and gazing at the cakes.|