Shakespeare had Agility class from 9 to 10, and then after that I took Laev into the ring with another six month old Dobe, and Carolyn and I just practiced individual behaviors with the dogs ignoring one another. They were great! Two six month old pups, working within inches of one another, ignoring each other to focus on their people. Awesome.
We weren't really working on agility, which was good, as Laev pretended she had no clue what a tunnel was for. ;-) No fear, just going in and turning and bouncing out again. But her heeling was very nice.
As I left, I called Jon at work and asked if we could meet for lunch on my way south. A couple of hours later, I parked in an underground garage downtown and led Shakespeare and Laev upstairs into the Circle Center Mall (I'm pretty sure this is a no-dogs area, so don't tell) and out the door to the sidewalk. Laev had been here once before, but I discovered in the parking garage that Shakespeare had not seen an escalator before! No problem; I just let him think about it a moment and then he went right up, though a little uncertain of this moving staircase.
Two escalators up, across a lobby and we're outside. A block over, a block up, and we're at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument on the Circle (and see here). Jon was waiting there with my steak quesadilla. Shakespeare and Laev ignored most of the people (Laev is still distracted by people who make direct eye contact or speak to her; Shakespeare couldn't care less unless I direct him to "say hello"), and they lay down beside us while we ate and shared bits for good dogs who lie quietly and don't bother eating humans. ;-)
Then we went back through the streets, the mall, the garage, and home. Then Shakespeare and Inky and Laevatein and I took naps.