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School's Out!

Published on: Friday, July 2, 2021

Dear Friends,

How on Earth have we reached the end of another academic year? I’ve been told that time flies when you get older but this is ridiculous, I feel like I’m chasing my tail at double speed (and that’s fast).

This year-end is of particular significance for me because there’s big change afoot in the boarding house (my home).

You see, I have 3 mummies and two of them are leaving the boarding team. Luckily, however, I have a very lovely mummy (Matron) who is staying; phew! I am very happy about that because she gives me the best tummy rubs and I’m allowed to sit on her sofa.

Do you know that when King’s Hall bought me as an eight week old puppy, I chose Mrs Masters, and not the other way around? She was taking a keen interest in my sibling (another handsome hound with a heart shaped patch of white fur on his forehead). To divert her attention I climbed into her handbag and dealt her my best puppy eyes. Luckily she fell for my charm and here I am!

Although it’s going to take a little time to get used to my readjusted boarding family I am very excited about Mrs Hardy and her family joining my team. In my experience she is extremely kind, she likes animals and her blonde hair will compliment my own beautiful locks.

In fact, as we look so similar I may even recommend my groomer to her. I’m sure we could cut a deal for two hair cuts and it would be very convenient for her as the groomer parks her trailer just outside Mr Chippendale’s office.

There have, of course, been other farewells this week. My buddies in Year 8 are moving onto their senior schools which is very exciting for them, but I will miss them dearly.

Recently we’ve had some boarding taster nights and fortunately lots of the visitors expressed an interest in joining my family. I hope this is the case as I’m in need of new buddies to play football with, give me rides on the large go-karts and snaffle the occasional ‘good boy’ treat from Mrs Master’s office. Just to help sway your decision, I also help with prep in the evenings, I keep your common room tidy by hoovering up the crumbs and I no longer destroy slippers. Oh, and one more thing, now that I have a life jacket you might be able to persuade me to take a dip in the pool, join in the inflatables fun and have a go at water polo.

All that’s left to say my friends, is have a great summer and I’m already looking forward to welcoming you back in September.

Toodle-oo

Snoops X

Three Woofs for Arts Week

Published on: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Dear Friends

I would like to start by saying, ‘three woofs for Arts' Week and the wonderfully creative staff who put together such an amazing programme of events’.

I thoroughly enjoyed the circus act that came to school and was amazed at how well my friends performed in their circus skills workshops. Juggling isn’t one of my fortes but jumping through hoops is. I’ve often wondered about challenging myself to be extra daring and jump through a flaming hoop but I’m a little vane when it comes to preserving my beautiful golden locks. Also, a singed dog wouldn’t be a very good advertisement for the school, especially as we have a lot of visitors at the moment.

And now for a little boasting (I don’t do it often now that I’m a mature dog) however, the thespian in me just brings it to the fore. You see, I received an enormous round of applause for my part as a lion in the Year 4 play this week. I have attached a photo so that you can admire me in my costume.

Here’s wishing you all a lovely weekend. If I’m lucky, the boarders will have a BBQ and I, of course, will be chief tidy up-er. There’s always at least one sausage that gets dropped on the grass and discarded. I have noticed that you hoomans are a tad fussy when it comes to the tiniest hair, piece of fluff or fly on your food (in my opinion, additions that all add to the flavour). But no matter, my gain!

Bye for now.

Snoops X

Model Dog!

Published on: Friday, April 23, 2021

Dear Friends,

Welcome back to the sunniest of sunny terms. I’ve noticed that most of you are looking extremely healthy and can see that all this outside living is suiting you well.

Talking about healthy living, I’ve been doing a little bit of modelling for my relative who works for a dog food company. They have been promoting healthy eating in dogs, which I’m very keen to be involved in, as I know that healthy eating at school is a hot topic.

You will notice in my picture that I’m wearing a kale crown! Yes, I really do eat kale, it’s in my ‘Swish Fish’ dish, which is my next favourite (after ‘Wham Bam Lamb’ and ‘Beef it Up’). They are all packed with goodies such as carrots, green beans, sweet potatoes, peas and then nicely finished with a sprinkle of turmeric or rosemary. My mouth is watering just thinking about them.

The children have told me that healthier means happier so I’m on it!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the glorious sunshine.

Snoops xx

Easter Related Mishap

Published on: Friday, March 26, 2021

To my dear friends,

Last week I confessed to a little mishap that landed me in a spot of bother. Well, it turned out to be ‘one of those weeks' (not just the one day) as there’s been another little incident. I thought it only fair to tell you all before you hear it on the grapevine.

You see, I was in Nursery with my littlest friends, watching them make crispy chocolate Easter nests and Mrs Masters said that for hygiene reasons I wasn’t allowed to help! I’m not quite sure what she was implying as my canine version of Old Spice hasn’t even worn off since my visit to the dog groomer last week, but I tried not to take offence. I was about to point out that I had to endure over two hours with the dog groomer to achieve human-grade levels of hygiene, aromas and fluffiness but I know how to pick my battles so I retreated to my basket. I decided to pretend to be a ‘Bake-off’ judge as the mouth-watering masterpieces were created before my eyes. I have to say that for their size, the little guys made excellent chefs and the presentation of their nests in their Easter garden display was spectacular.

Like all good judges I decided that I ought to sample one of their creations, but oh dear, what a bad decision that was. I can only describe the next few moments as pandemonium. There were shrieks, squeals and shouts that can only be described as general uproar.

So yes, I was in the ‘dog house’, as you humans would say. And yes, I did have a tummy-ache after eating chocolate. I don’t want to dwell on the matter but let’s just say that I had my first detention and I felt very ashamed. I was almost grounded on Pyrland Day but luckily the final decision went in my favour and I was able to join my friends for a day of fun activities. And what a day that turned out to be! In the absence of this year’s House Music Competition, this in my opinion, was an equally spectacular way to round off the term!

Happy Holidays folks. I hope the Easter Bunny hops through your gardens leaving behind that magical trail.

See you soon.

Your Snoops x

Oh Dear ... Bath Time for Me Then!

Published on: Friday, March 19, 2021

OK, I couldn’t help it, the temptation was just too much! I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about even though I haven’t mentioned this rather sensitive topic for quite a while. The thing is, everyone was distracted, admiring the beautiful spring flowers, and I just spotted it out of the corner of my eye. Discreetly, I had a quick roll and oh boy, did I smell good! I don’t know if she saw or smelt the evidence but it was only a matter of seconds before Mrs Masters gave me that disapproving look and called my name in a reprimanding way. The little hoomans didn’t seem to mind one bit, although they were instructed not to touch me.

I don’t know why humans don’t like the smell of fox poo. I’ve observed many of them spraying fragrances on themselves and I don’t think they smell superior to my firm favourite.

I was rather hoping to show off my attractive aroma in front of Meg, Mr Chippendale’s dog but on returning to nursery I was dunked into the sink and scrubbed with fairy washing up liquid!

If that wasn’t enough, the boarders bathed me after supper and then complained about the smell of ‘wet dog’ for the rest of the evening. I don’t know, there’s just no pleasing some people: you can’t have it both ways my friends!

I think it just turned out to be one of those days; we all have them sometimes.

Have a great weekend.

Your pal

Snoops x

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