Who is that Teacher’s Pet?
Carlee Stuart, Journalist
Often, teacher’s pets can reveal a lot about a teacher. See if these pets really match the personality of the adults students find in front of the classroom on a daily basis. The animals featured in this article are the real heroes of Shadow Ridge High School.
Mr. Nighswonger’s cat Boulder is 8 years old although he has only had him for 6 years. Nighswonger says, “I had to give in to my wife’s demands and nagging.” This is what made him adopt his cat from a animal rescue. A unique attribute about Boulder is that he can eat many different things.
Two and a half year old Cubby is Ms. Bornia’s cat. She has had him for two years after getting him from an animal shelter. She was feeling lonely and decided she need to get a furry friend. Although Cubby is cute, he can be very bossy and complains often.
Mr. Hartley has an Olde English Bulldog named Penelope. She is now a year old but he has had her since she was 8 weeks old. He got Penelope from a breeder after his wife said she wanted one. Mr. Hartley said, “She is a giant goofball.” Even with how silly she can be, she is also a great emotional support dog.
Thor is Mrs. Sassy’s 9 month old Cavapoo. She got him on July 5th from a breeder in Ohio. While sick with Covid, she saw a dog as an advertisement and fell in love with him. She ended up getting a different dog in the end but Thor is now her baby. A unique trait Thor has is that he does not eat his food out of a dish, it has to be a spoon. He also will bark at himself anytime he sees his reflection...
Bindi is Ms. Perri-Crane's 5 year old cat. She has had Bindi since she was born from the Homeward Bound Rescue. Ms. Perri-Crane's says, "A pet is a lot of company, entertainment and greets you when you come home." That is her reasoning on why she adopted Bindi. A unique trait she has is whenever a cupboard gets open she climbs into it. Sometimes Ms. Perri-Crane has to bribe her with a treat to come...
Ms. Chambers has a dog named Mick who is believed to be a Borderdoodle. Mick got rescued from a farm about a month ago although he is just under a year and a half old. Ms. Chambers sadly lost two dogs earlier this year making her third one lonely. This is what persuaded her to get another dog. Mick has the unique trait of sleeping while standing halfway on the couch. He stands on his hind legs while...
Angus and Violet
Ms. Brackney has her two dogs Angus and Violet who are 6 and 7. She has had them since they were puppies from a rescue. Both are Shepard Husky mixes so they are talking and singing all the time. Ms. Brackney just loves dogs and believes they are the best which is what drove her to rescue Angus and Violet.
Rusty and Silverton
Rusty and Silverton, brothers that were rescued by Ms. Loo, will be 3 this upcoming February. During the pandemic just over 2 years ago Ms. Loo and her family wrote to a rescue which is how they were connected with the 2 kittens. Ms. Loo said, "Our kids really wanted a dog, but they're too big a responsibility. Dogs are high maintenance and very dependent. Also, we would have felt terrible leaving...
Mr. Pack has a one eyed German Shepard named Buckeye who is 6 years old but Mr. Pack has only had him for 4 years. Only having one eye does not limit Buckeye at all. He loves to be outdoors going on morning walks or jogs. Buckeye also knows over a dozen commands, phrases, and words. Mr. Pack and his wife agreed to get a dog after they were married and got a house. They adopted Buckeye from a rescue i...
Sammie, Chuck, and Penny
Sammie, Chuck, and Penny are Ms. Cleveland's 3 dogs. She rescued all of them since they were puppies. Sammie is 13, Chuck is 11, and Penny is 1 and a half. Ms. Cleveland adopted her dogs because she feels it is important to always have something to love unconditionally. Pets are also a great comfort when times become rough. A unique trait Sammie and Chuck have are being pointers causing them to point ...
Coach Herman Boone
Coach Herman Boone is Dr. Barnson’s Golden Retriever. “Boone,” for short, was named after one of Dr. Barnson’s favorite movie characters. On the same day his previous dog passed away, Dr. Barnson's friend's dog had puppies which persuaded him to get one. He believed it was fate. Boone is now 5 years old. Dr. Barnson said, “Dogs are the best. I have always had a dog.” It would be hard to imagin...
Ms. Kuhlman has a pitbull mix named Kiba. When Kiba was just 10 weeks old Ms. Kuhlman adopted him from the Animal Foundation. Kiba is now 4 years old. Ms. Kuhlman decided to adopt him because dogs simply make life better. A unique trait Kiba has is that he is very good at communicating. He will whine if he wants something and will take Ms. Kuhlman to what he wants which is often a toy, his leash, or a...
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