As mentioned before, I don't have pets but nevertheless am fond of them. And, doesn't your heart melt when you see a puppy? Yep, mine does, especially when it's training for a life of service to humankind. So, when I happened upon this chocolate lab and it's handler while at the Iowa State Fair, I politely asked to take a photo. The owner obliged and was happy to describe her experience with service dogs and the many benefits of having them as companions. To all those raising and training these animals, keep up the great work.