Regular 'pupdates' from your favourite boarding pooch
Published on: Friday, July 2, 2021
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.