Sunday, March 8, 2015
Bathrooms and Waitresses
Cheesecake Factory usually puts us in a booth when I bring a service dog, but this time they put us at a four-top table in the center. They explained that they didn't want us at a two top because there wouldn't be enough room for the dog. I thought that was nice. When we got to the table, our hostess offered to take a chair away, but I told her we were fine.
Corky doesn't have the best settle, but he does ok. True to form, he stood like a horse in a stall under the table. Sigh. He's also not a puppy that takes kindly to you pressuring him to sit down. He's either going to do it in his own time, or not. There's just no way around it.
He decided Michele's feet looked comfy and sat on them.
Our adorable waitress came up and nearly stepped on Corky and then nearly fell all over herself apologizing. Turns our she has a golden and is a huge dog lover. She was delightful. She showed us photos of her puppy. Very sweet.
Corky was very good under the table. There were a few moments when he got up and wanted to stand and test out the standing, but he finally settled and fell asleep.
After our nice lunch, we stopped by the bathrooms, which were all full. The first one to open was a regular stall, so Corky and I made our way in. The stall was stall number one against the wall, so we only had one neighbor on our right side.
I had to scrunch us in and then turn Corky around so that he was facing the right hand side and I could close the stall door. I hooked his leash up on the door with my purse.
Corky poked a nose under the stall to the right.
"Oh!" Came the response from the woman in the stall to the right. I could see her lovely shoes.
I see a nicely manicured hand scratch Corky's chin.
Corky sticks his whole head under the stall.
"No peeking! No Peeking!" The lady said in a laughing voice. I pulled Corky back. Thankfully, we were ready to go.
If I timed it right, I could wash my hands and be out of there without meeting the person my guide dog puppy had seen in a delicate position!
I timed it right. Thank God for automatic faucets!