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On the way home, we go across Lake Michigan on the ferry again. This time Scuba gets to spend the day in the trailer, while Stitch wears her Service Dog In Training cape and comes on the ferry with me. This really puts the cap on the trip. She's excellent, unobtrusive, walks with a loose leash everywhere, doesn't bother anyone, even the kids running by. I watch two different movies in two different rooms and she lies quietly at my feet during both of them, picking up and handing me her leash when we're done. We spend some time in a lounge working on picking up other things - papers, my shoes, coins, plastic bags. We go out on deck and she puts her paws up high on the guardrail and watches the seagulls for a while. Several of the crew comment on how well-behaved she is. My baby's growing up.