I have never felt comfortable doing a big grocery shop with Pal. I have always had someone come with me to push the cart while I shop and manage Pal, or I have just left him at home. This month I thought we were both ready to give it a try. Pal did a great job! By the end of September, we were going through Costco at busy times of the day, with Pal staying close to me, watching out for distracted cart pushers.

There are now very few places I would hesitate to take Pal. He is a changed dog from a few months ago, although he still enjoys stealing the occasional sock from the bedroom floor.

Submitted by: Lisa Anthony