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May 8, 2014

Teacher’s Pet

After my introduction to Eko’s new little sister, I would have gone into complete puppy withdrawal were it not for the cute heroics of my mom’s pup Auggie.  Mr. Fluff himself Auggie is an adorable, fluffy piece of velcro who likes nothing better than to stick
After my introduction to Eko’s new little sister, I would have gone into complete puppy withdrawal were it not for the cute heroics of my mom’s pup Auggie. DSC05996-1

Mr. Fluff himself

Auggie is an adorable, fluffy piece of velcro who likes nothing better than to stick by your side. The only thing softer than his temperament is his coat. We’ve had a great couple days hanging out together.

My mom is a second grade teacher and suggested I get Auggie his first adventure badge with a field trip to meet her class. I figured she was just going to use Auggie as a cute distraction.

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Auggie turned on the charm for my mom’s students

The wily teacher she is, my mom turned Auggie into a teaching tool without the kids even realizing it. She had them eagerly practicing time/math ( X many weeks old = how many months?), estimation (size/length/weight) and learning about positive reinforcement. DSC05916-1

The kids were completely absorbed. I might have to contact Guinness because I think my mom and Auggie set a world record for having over twenty-five second graders focused on the same thing at the same time

Our trip was also fun because I had the chance to talk to the class about the best way to introduce yourself politely to a pup. The kids who wanted to meet Auggie were delighted with the results of their new found knowledge.DSC05957-1

Auggie gave a wag, a sniff and a lick before sending his new friends back to class

No matter how old you are, you can always learn a few new tricks from your mom. Whether for students or puppies, learning is always better when it’s fun. I’ll have to remind myself of that when training the new pup gets frustrating.Well, my 48 hours in New Jersey are up so it’s time for me to click my heels and head back to Chicago. I consider this trip a rousing success and can’t wait to drive back in just a few weeks to officially add another pup to the family!

Comments for Teacher’s Pet

  1. Second graders are a LOT of fun. My mom used to teach those little guys, too! They love to learn like sponges (and also like ME). Plus their teeth fall out all the time (NOT like me). Auggie is fluffy and beautiful.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  2. mollieandalfie says:

    I love it..pure puppy overdose, what could be better 🙂 Auggie is just so adorable, I wish we had introduced Mollie to loads of kids. She is so scared of them. Keep the puppies coming Will 🙂 xxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  3. Alisa says:

    He looks so floppy and fluffy! Like a stuffed animal. You got so much puppy time on your short trip 🙂

  4. Victoria says:

    Great Mom’s day treat for you and her and her pup is so cute! Have a safe trip

  5. Emmadog says:

    Bailie and I would be lost without Mom, but Mom says she would be lost without her mom too. Moms are a wonderful thing!

  6. yes, call Mr. Guinness, that’s a world record. Auggie is super cute, I wonder why she isn’t in your hand luggage when you fly back to Chicago :o)

  7. Jorie says:

    Auggie is such a sweetie and what an awesome lesson for those kids. I’ve always had a fondness for sheepdogs—they’re just total fluffballs!

  8. Wow, I think I’m in love! What a cutie 🙂 And I’m totally impressed by your mother. She sounds like an amazing teacher.

  9. Auggie is adorable! Can’t wait to see Auggie and Eko and the new pup all together having a fun romp!
    Also, moms rock. 🙂

  10. OhMelvin says:

    If Auggie ever goes missing, I have no idea what happened!

  11. Misaki says:

    I want to play with Auggie, he’s sooo cute!

  12. Auggie is just gorgeous – she looks like an Old English Sheepdog – [my last dog was an Old English and we just adored her!] But I think she is too small, can you enlighten me on her breed?

  13. Gold stars for EVERYBUDDY!!
    Wally & Sammy

  14. Auggie looks like such a sweetie he looks fluffy and adorable. Your mom is a great teacher and I would bet the kids love being in her class. Auggie did well teaching too. Be safe getting back to Eko, Emily and Chicago sweet Will. Hugs

  15. pawedblog says:

    Great pictures! Auggie is just a darling, nevermind the second graders being mesmerized… I’m a *few* years older and so am I 🙂 Seriously though, what great teaching methods. It looks like it was a brilliant day!
    Hugs, Carrie & pups x

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