My First Day at High School :)

On Monday the Therapy Dog Organisation that I work with were invited to go to a High School in the area.

We were to spend lunchtime with the students who are taking their finals, as some of them  were feeling a bit stressed.

I volunteered in a flash, I love kids and I’d never been inside a School before.

Mum and I in the lunch area, we're not allowed to include the students in the picture, but I was happy to pose for pictures the students wanted to take of me! :)

I had no idea just how many new friends I’d make – there were hundreds there – I felt obliged to offer them all a chance to pet me – I even rolled over to give them a chance to do the whole belly rub thing with me….. I was sad when the horn sounded and they had to go back to school!!

I heard one girl say “This is the best thing about Finals Week, when the Dogs come!”  Yay, we were making her happy :)

I hope I get to go back to school again, I had just as much fun as the students :)

PS – Today is the last day to enter my Easy Walk Dog Harness Giveaway!! :)

It’s Wordless Wednesday today, I’ll put up the link when it’s available for the Blog Hop for anyone wanting to hop on over to the great pet blogs taking part! :)  Enjoy :)

Comments

  1. Lucky kids who got to run your belly Snoopy. They never had dogs come visit when I was in high school. That sure would have made finals week fun.
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  2. What a great way to spend the day! I bet you helped alleviate a lot of their stress! I wish they let dogs come and visit us during finals week!
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    • Hi Jen,

      Yep, Mum said they didn’t allow this when she was at school either, I’m super glad they do now!! We all had SO much fun :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  3. That is so super cool!! You help the kids with their stess level and you get free belly rubs! Sounds like a win-win to me!!

    ~Higgins
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    • Hi Higgins,

      Yep, I thought it was a fab deal, the only unfortunate part was this buzzer sounded and they all disappeared again – doh!!

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  4. I see you had your extra cute face on for the students! How great was that to go to the school! :)
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  5. Rooo that sounds like so much fun & not really like work at all! *waggy tail*
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    • No Alfie,

      You misunderstand, it was really a lot of work!! I had to make sure there was enough of me to go around, I couldn’t leave anyone out – I had to endure being petted for a whole hour!! Tee Hee :)

      Waggy tail back at you,

      Snoops :)

  6. What a great idea that school had – bringing therapy dogs in to relieve students’ stress during finals! They don’t do anything like that around here. It’s nice to hear of a school that cares so much about their students.

    I’m not surprised you were a big hit, Snoopy! Who wouldn’t smile having you around?! :)
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    • Hi Daisy,

      Yep, it really was great to see all the students having so much fun, there were so many smiley faces!! Yay :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  7. I would have loved it had you come to my school during finals Snoopy. What a great idea, I wonder if any of the highschools in our area do that?
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    • Hi Jodi,

      Yep, we hadn’t heard of it before but both the students and us Dogs had a great time – it was a lot of fun! I hope more schools decide to do it :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  8. Fabulous Snoops – bet you didn’t need much persuading for this ‘task’ :)
    Were you the only doggy pal there or did you have to share cuddles?
    Big kiss to ya X

    • Hi Helen,

      Nope, there were about 8 other Dogs there too, which was lucky, cos I could only just cope with the amount of cuddles I was getting – I was so glad there were others there too!! :)

      Sending wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  9. Hi Snoopy! I’m a retired high school math teacher and we never had dogs come in to help relieve our student’s stress levels during finals week! I think that is a great idea! More schools should do it :) Besides that… it sounds like it was fun for the dogs and the students!

    Have a great week!
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    • Hi Guys,

      Oh yes, it really was a win-win – we all had so much fun!! I had no idea you used to work at a High School, I loved my first visit and hope I get to go again – Yay!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  10. Hi Y’all,

    Sounds like your week got off to a wonderful start!

    How y’all doin’? Just hopped by for a visit. Hope y’all are enjoying a fantastic and fun week!

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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    • Hi Hawk,

      Yep buddy, it sure did – I was glad I didn’t have any exams to take, I just go to do lottsa cuddling!! Yay :)

      Hope you’re having a fun week too,

      Snoops :)

  11. Snoopy that sounded like fun time!!

    I bet those kids loved you and I bet you were quite soothing to them and made them laugh!

    Tell your Mum she looks pretty in that photo :)

    I do have a question, a HORN sounded? They don’t ring BELLS anymore???

    Barks and licks and love, Dakota
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    • Thanks Caren, you’re so sweet :)

      That’s a good question, cos I don’t really know what kind of noise it was, it was kind of like a horn/buzzer noise, it definitely wasn’t a bell – I think they’ve gone all high-tech in schools!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  12. Hi Snoopy! Are you the same Snoopy who works Security with me for the Real Housecats? Glad to finally meet you. Therapy dogs are kewl. TW wishes they let dogs come to school back in the pre-historic days.

    • Hi Guys,

      I sure am the same Snoopy!! Oh Boy, those Housecats are pretty wild, hey?! The sure know how to pawty!! :)

      It’s great to meet you too :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  13. Oh what a wonderful thing to do! We know we would have loved that. Especially Charlie! Looks like you had a blast and did a wonderful thing. Happy WW! ~Weinerful Gang~
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    • Hi Guys,

      Yep, it sure was a lot of fun – I hope I get to do it again – I can never have too many cuddles!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  14. Benny & Lily says:

    How cool…just hope you don’t get homework
    Benny & Lily

    • Hi Benny & Lily,

      I think Mum was the only one with homework, she needs to practice more belly rubs!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  15. That sounds like fun. We were supposed to go to an elementary school today for a guide dog speaking engagement, but I had to go to a work meeting instead :( Apache loves seeing the kids. He would make a good therapy dog.

    Happy Wednesday!
    Colby
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    • Hi Colby,

      Sorry you didn’t get to go to school with Apache – doh for work!! :( Tee Hee

      Hopefully you can go another time – I bet Apache would be a great Therapy Dog :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  16. oh Snoopy…who had more fun then, you or the students? My boy has one more final tomorrow! i just told him about your visit and all the belly rubs you got…guess what? he rubbed MY belly in hopes that it would make him less stressed about his Chemistry! Paws Crossed !

    Proud of you! I bet you made a whole bunch of those kiddos ace their finals:)
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    • Hey Scrappy,

      You’re such a great Therapy Dog buddy – I’m sure your Boy will definitely do well in his Chemistry now after giving you a great belly rub!!

      I’ve got my paws crossed for him :)

      Snoops :)

  17. Oh, I so wish we had doggie visits when we had before finals at school! :-)
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    • Hi Jana,

      Yep, my Mum wishes they’d had them too – it’s great to see schools introducing them now, it was lots of fun! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  18. You love your job, Snoops! That’s such a cool thing. I’m sure you made their day.
    Thanx for visiting me during my staycation. I’ve hacked into Gloman’s computer so I can visit a few friends! heh heh…he has NO IDEA how clever and resourceful I can be.
    : ) Katie
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    • Hey Katie,

      I think maybe Gloman AND Glogirly underestimate just how clever you are!! You’re probably sat there on the sofa with your paws up, popcorn ready watching Netflix on the computer!! Tee Hee

      Have fun buddy,

      Snoops :)

  19. As usual, you’ve perfected the art of being such a cutie pie.

    Well, it’s a good thing you went to the high school to help some students in need of de-stress.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee
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    • Hi Haopee,

      I’ve been practicing my cute face in the mirror for quite some time now, so happy you like it!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  20. Hey Snoopy, Jet here. Hi Mum (nice to finally see you!)

    Dude, what a wonderdog you are! What a brilliant idea. My human sister goes to that kind of school and they would probably love an idea like that. Of course they would fall in love with you in an instant! Nice to allow the belly rub thing, too, btw… :)
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    • Hey Jet,

      Yep, it’s not often you’ll see my Mum on my blog, she’s normally behind the camera :)

      Yeah, I thought it was pretty generous of me to allow the belly rubs!! Tee Hee

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  21. Hi Snoopy,

    Please see http://pawstotalk.net/2012/06/06/bella-and-didi-the-standard-poodles-how-can-we-express-gratitude/

    We have given you an award.

    Bella and DiDi
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  22. Good work Snoopy! It can be hard to impress teenagers but it sounds like you did just that.

    Bella and DiDi
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    • Hi Bella and DiDi,

      Yep, teenagers sure can be tough to impress, but even they couldn’t resist a cuddle!! :)

      Have a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  23. Yaaiiii…Snoopy…you are amazing!! Making those teenagers happy sure is an amazing thing.

  24. That looks like so much fun, Snoopy! My Maya would like to do that but she would get too excited. She tends to do naughty things like jump and lick when she is excited. We’re working on it but it is really difficult for her to suppress her lovable Labrador personality.

    • Hi Dawn,

      Ooooh yes – I love those lovable Labradors too – I think I’d love to play with Maya…. :)

      Yep, we had to learn that we have to take it easy when it’s time to ‘work’ and not get too excited – we get lottsa cuddles though so it’s really fun!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  25. That sounds like a great time! I hope I can do that too some day. Right now I’m working on getting my Canine Good Citizen certificate but hope I can become a therapy dog one day. I know I could make lots of people happy!
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    • Hi Abby,

      That’s so cool that you’re working on getting your CGC – great job buddy!! I’m sure you will be a great Therapy Dog and make lots of people smile :)

      Have fun,

      Snoops :)

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