Check out the newest graduates from CCI (Canine Companions for Independence) on 5/15 (Sat) and noon in Oceanside. Penny's doggy 'cousin' is a CCI doggy and to say he is so good and smart would be an understatement. The graduation event only occurs 4 times per year! As the CCI website explains, "At these inspiring events, people with disabilities will graduate with their new, highly-trained assistance dogs. These dogs have been in training for over two years and know approximately 50 commands including opening doors, turning on/off lights, and retrieving dropped objects. " The event is free and open to the public. (I'm guessing that you probably won't be able to bring your dog to the graduation, but I could be wrong. Their phone number is listed on their website, so call to be sure.) I think it's so amazing and inspiring what a dog can do and the love a dog can show, and I think this event will only prove that!