"Socialization" seems too formal for what Piper and I have been doing: visiting and making friends in a number of settings -- all very important for her ongoing preparation to take the certification exam. In the past few weeks we've paid another visit to Osgoode Hall Law School and our friends at the Law Commission of Ontario (and shhhh - sitting on the desk of The Boss, Nye Thomas, when he was out). Also did our shopping at the Pet Valu and lots of playing in the Whitby off-leash dog park.
Perhaps the strangest of all, however, was our visit to Greenhawk to buy supplies for our horse. In Greenhawk, you'll find wonderfully friendly staff -- but humans and dogs that don't move -- mannequins modelling the latest in riding gear and collars for dogs. After a few sniffs, Piper got right down to the primary business ... laying love on the staff.