This morning the Honda Service Department put new front bushings on my Element. I expect if I keep it for as long as I plan, it will be all new — the bionic dog car. Anyway — since it only takes a couple of hours to change the bushings, I decided to wait for the blue toaster. To keep me company, I brought the STAR puppy Nola. She had a blast at the dealership. We took a walk, she met lots of people. My goal was to expose her to crashes and bangs and weird noises that she would never hear at home — or even at our training classes. She weathered everything with the greatest aplomb. Once the car repair was completed (and the dealership had nearly all my money), Nola and I came to the office. I gave her some toys and some treats. Then I turned to the computer to work. She was up on the desk within seconds — however, unlike her Dad, she is not light-footed and graceful. I cleaned up all the documents that she dumped on the floor. I did take some cell phone photos. I decided to share because she is very cute even when she is being “naughty Nola”.