If you know me, youll know 2 things about me , I don’t go out often and I don’t like it too people-y!!!!
You may have heard me say many times, never deal with kids and dogs – mainly when dealing with my crazy kids and dogs !!!!
So when I got a phone call from Debbie at wayland school asking if id take some puppies in to boost the staffs day and to meet the class known as foundation learning I should have said no, and I said yes , sure!!!! The plan was the puppies would spend lunchtime in the staff room and the afternoon with the children , and id give a talk on saints/ puppies/ dog care and about me
So off we went in the rain to the school, Debbie kindly met me at the door and we popped a pen up for the puppies to have their own space , it didn’t take more than 5 seconds for the children passing reception to ooooo and arrrrrr at them and want a stroke.
We landed in the staff room ( somewhere I may or may not have been as a naughty teenager to be utterly shouted at ) and the trickle of staff started, followed by too many to count selfies , people pretending to their wives that they had bought a puppy etc , the head teacher was ambushed into a “ school puppy” speech a fair bit, and one teacher was incredibly afraid, even of the little puppies, which I found sad, I wonder why …….
The puppies all enjoyed every single cuddle and we handled with 100% care and love . I chatted with several people who I just know I could get along with.
Lunch soon ended and it was time to take a short trip over to debbies office ready to meet Mrs Howes’s class – foundation learning. I was told these children were all of mixed abilities and all were very excited , and that was certainly the case, suddenly the puppies were in the room and the noise squeaks squeals and adorable sounds were flowing from the children!!!! Obviously that must have been the reason I said yes because my heart just melted , I remembered all the children id visited with diesel as a therapy dog when he was younger, all the happy older people we had met in nursing homes, and of course all the happy faces when puppies leave for there new adventures ….
Some of the children dived in, maybe waiting to see if that