oh, kitty, you’re so pretty. can’t you understand?

Hey there, all you lovelorn lonely people. We know your heart is feeling as cold as the polar vortex right now, but we’re here with a beautiful lady to warm you right up.

Photo of a cat and their owner reading

Missy here is a Single Calico Feline who loves long, luxurious tongue baths and curling up with a good book. She’s always ready for a cuddle and a nap, especially in a sunny window seat. She follows the ones she loves around like a puppy mammal prone to following things. And her purr? Whoa, Nelly. The sweetest song you’ve ever heard.

Won’t you be Missy’s Valentine this year?

Wait. Shoot. Looks like Randi is already Missy’s Valentine.

Well. This is awkward.

Plenty more fish cats in the sea cardboard box, I’m sure. Maybe someone will send in an eligible furever Valentine to be our next Pet of the Week?

Longing Gazes into the Weekend

This week the Help Desk was graced with nobility the likes of which we have never seen.

We had to make sure everyone saw Eartha Kitty, and hope that her proud stance will inspire you into the weekend! Thank you Kiri for sharing this adorable floof with us!

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Want to see your pet featured? Email their picture to ischool-support@illinois.edu!

Captain’s Log, Stardate -302916.84059400926

As another week of term passes, our crew has again succeeded in obtaining an exceptional exemplar for our Pet of the Week assignment.

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Pup Star Trek beams in from a Class M planet full of strange purple fossils and elegant collars. His wide, trusting eyes and especially floppy ears have brought many members of the crew to exclaim, “Awww.” Initial readings suggest this life form has an affinity for Earth vegetables, snuggles, and being cute.

We owe a great debt of gratitude to Lieutenant Linden for providing us with this specimen. Perhaps other members of the crew will have knowledge of similarly fascinating creatures we might feature as the Pet of the Week. With any luck, those crew members will contact the bridge with their findings.

🖖 Live long and prosper through another week!

We’ll Miss You Lil!

Happy Friday Everyone!

We have a very special Pet of the Week this week, submitted by Lil Levant!

Say hello to this dapper cutie, Miguel Ramon Montero Levant!

Lil has been the iSchool’s Interim Career Services Coordinator, and is working her last day with us next week.

Thank you for all your hard work, Lil! We’ll miss you!

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Happy Birthday Bratwurst!

The birthday celebration continues this week with Bratwurst the guinea pig! Bratwurst and her human Kaye celebrated her birthday on December 20th, and the Help Desk hopes they had a wonderful time with lots of birthday treats.

Photo of a guinea pig in a birthday hat

Do you have an adorable pet to share with the iSchool community? Send us their picture in an email so we can feature them as the pet of the week!

We Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas (but Only If it’s Your Pet Hippopotamus)


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“HENLO, EBRYONE! Is ya grrrl, Molly! Is last day ob finals week! Is last day ob leaf-fall-down time! IS MY HOOMAN, REBECCA’S, BIRDAY! COULD DIS DAY GET ENY BETTRRR?!?”
It could NOT, Molly!
Unless we all got cupcakes.
Rebecca. Hey. Where my cupcakes at?
We survived another semester and it’s time to celebrate! Enjoy your time without classes and projects and work (hopefully)! Travel safe if you’re heading out of town; stay warm if you’re sticking around. But most importantly: Happy Heckin’ Holidays, y’all! 🌲❄️☃️

D’angelo Abides

It’s Friday Funday! Or as I like to call it, the Eve of the Big Sleep. Until we can all have a well-deserved rest, it’s time for the Pet of the Week!

Photo of a cat in a shoebox

Look at this guy, with his beauty mark and his chin rest, smirking at the rest of us fools!  D’angelo, I just don’t know about you. You’re all smug that we’re in back class while you get to take as many naps as you want! You smugasaurus, I’m so jealous I can’t even think straight. But to quote Sam Elliott in The Big Lebowski, I like your style, dude.

You are unrepentant.

You are living the good life and everyone else can just deal with it.

Well, you’d better at least make room for your human, Jessie, in that box because someone needs to benefit from your extra soft behavior.

I can’t deal with this, y’all. Please send us your cuties so this sassafras knows he’s not the only adorable friend in the world. For Pete’s sake.