If you are raising a service puppy and blogging about it, and your husband asks you if he should bring the service puppy on a visit to New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, but he sounds somewhat unenthused about bringing said service puppy because he'd prefer to sample his fresh Belgian brew unencumbered, and you say "hey no worries, she'll stay with me," here is my advice: Rather than acquiesce, tell him he must never, ever leave the service puppy at home, because he may wind up having a beer with Jacques Cousteau's granddaughter and wow what a good blog post THAT would have been!
L–R: Mr. Raiser, Alexandra Cousteau, Sister Raiser
Furthermore, if your sister is visiting from out-of-town and she and your good friend are accompanying your husband to said brewery while you hang out at home with another good friend and your dogs and their cat, EVERYONE INCLUDING THE CAT must always URGE your husband to BRING THE SERVICE PUPPY.
L–R: Raiser Friend Extraordinaire, Alexandra Cousteau, Sister Raiser
Finally, if you attend Alexandra Cousteau's talk later that day with aforementioned service puppy, do make sure to feed the service puppy dinner first (even if she has been snarfing down treats all day long) or else she will impatiently pop up every 30 seconds and give you "let's go" eyes, causing you to have to leave the talk extremely prematurely, i.e., before it even begins.
Heed my words and avoid these rookie raiser errors!
It was such a pleasure to meet Alexandra Cousteau and we thank her for her great commitment to environmental concerns. To find out more about Blue Legacy, her initiative to raise awareness about the world's water issues, please click here and here.