As you can imagine this posed a bit of a dilemma. Without a phone I would need to go to a phone, but I couldn't leave Ax. Luckily, many kind strangers stopped to be of assistance. Unfortunately, all coat hanger-less. Long story short: a locksmith arrived and wanted $225(!), I declined & ended up paying him $45 - about $40 too much... (Not that Axel isn't worth every penny but, he was fine & loving the attention of all the onlookers - he would have managed waiting 25 minutes for Jason to arrive with a spare key...)
Needless to say we arrived to our little research study late but, Axel did a stellar job. You can't tell in this photo but, he has wires hooked up to his right ear - (it was a hearing study, same one that L did 2 yrs ago).