Pumpernickel goes to school

Waiting to meet everyone

Waiting to meet everyone

Today was Pumpernickel’s first day in school and he was a great hit. He is a nine year old Pug who was adopted as an older dog. He had previously been starved and is now thriving with his family. He is such a gentleman, waiting quietly to be petted and then showing extraordinary love the best way only a dog can – rub my belly!

He met Benny and George today and they became good friends.

The best part of the day!

The best part of the day!

Pumpernickel and his handler Elsa are part of our ongoing class program at our adopted elementary school and will spend the school year teaching the children Everything Dog.

Benny showed Pumpernickel how to read

Benny showed Pumpernickel how to read

He was with two other dogs today and next visit we will have five dogs in the classroom. They are all pretty close together on their blankets and each dog has to be comfortable on their spot and not look to play or bother the other dogs.

George taught Pumpernickel how to stay on his blanket

George taught Pumpernickel how to stay on his blanket

What a great day in school

What a great day in school

 

You would have thought Pumpernickel was doing this his whole life – such a natural. And we found out he loves to read!