WOw did we ever have issues. FIrst he fell apart as soon as we walked into the vet's office. Something he has not done at DR Beckers or THe humane society. THo he doesnt' like it either place, he doesn't get all wild eyed and quiver. I was almost afraid we weren't even going to get to start. HE NEVER does this when we go into hospitals or nursing homes. I am sure it has to do with the vet's office, they didn't have a shelter in the small town he was picked up in. So he was kept in the basement of the town's vet clinic i think. I don't know for sure. Maybe they use the same disinfectant, who knows but talk about getting off on the wrong foot. I took my grandaughter with me as well. VIctor has some issues with her because she is a clumsy child and has hurt him in the past. She decided that this was going to be the time she was going to ignore being told to sit down and stay quiet. During the test she got up and walked about the room (i am still furious) and he was more concerned with what she was doing and exactly where she was then he was about the distraction and scary stuff that was involved in the test. I never realized how much he doesn't trust her and i am going to have to find out why. SO that was problem number two. Problem number three is that i took him to the park to run off the edge this afternoon and he cut his foot. It bled quite a bit but i never did find the source and by the time i got him home and bathed it had stopped so i didn't worry about it. I guess soreness had set in and when the tester reached for the back food he carefully avoided her touch. WHich is not good. I am a wreck. Hyia embarrassed the crap out of me and i was about in tears by time the whole thing was over, and that upset him too. All in all he didnt' score as well as he did the first time around, honestly i thought if this had been his first test they might have failed him. THe good news is when we were walking past a doorway and the tester wearing a big scary hat with an umbrella on top jumped out at him it upset another dog across the room that set off barking giving VIctor a double whammy. He did very well and let the scary person come up and pet and touch him afterwards which they said was just fine. ITs a hard test, and i am really glad it's over with for another two years. WE are getting ready to join the NOrthcare Hospice team. I have had my background checks, my drug screen, my tb tine test, all that is left is a day of training and we will be done. THis will be much closer to home and we can visit on a better schedule. Less drive, more openings and one on one visits making it much better for both of us. Whew i am glad that is over. ANd by howdy is one little girl in trouble.