A friend of mine, another ISF parent, is fostering Google, Hong Kong first guide dog (guide dog trainee to be precise). As its foster owner, she has to take Google with her wherever she goes to familiarise it with different places and different means of transport. Most of the time Google is very well received, but occasionally a restaurant owner or a security guard will stop it at the door. When that happens, my friend will give the restaurant owner or security guard a lecture about the use of guide dogs, how valuable they are to the visually impaired and how really nice they are. Google is indeed a very nice dog. It's always calm, confident and well composed. Never will it beg for food, jump on people or get distracted by things in the street. It is now 8 months old and will be with my friend for another year or so before it is ready for advanced training. When the time comes, I'm sure it'll hard for them to kiss each other goodbye.