A Puppy with Wisdom

Nynaeve shares her name with a certain special wisdom from the Wheel of Time book series. She is a great alleviator (though sometimes source) of stress. Just looking at her makes you say “Aw…” and forget about your assignments.

Have a great weekend, iSchoolers! If you’re ever feeling stressed, just look at some puppies!

for the very best girl

Today’s Pet of the Week is a little different than usual. Earlier this week, a very good pup who means so much to us at the Help Desk passed away. We’d like to take a moment to tell you about her and remember her.

This is Lilly. Sometimes, her human, Tad, would bring Lilly to work with him, and Lilly would run to the Help Desk for pets and scratches. She had the waggiest tail and gave the best kisses. And there were a few times where Lilly happened to be in the building on the same day that things were pretty stressful at the Desk. We would take breaks to go see Lilly, and she always made our day a little better.

We already miss you so much, good buddy, but we know you’re watching over your humans and you know how much we all love you. Thanks for being the goodest girl.

proudly hail our alma mutter

Hey, recent iSchool alums! Have you received your diplomas in the mail yet? I can tell you our Pet of the Week certainly has, and, boy!, is she smug about it!

Lucy here will NOT stop barking on about being the valepuptorian of her grrrraduating class. Now that she has a muttster’s degree in advanced cuteness, she’s really the top dog around campus and at home. Her human, Sara, is such a proud puprent. No more ruff nights of studying for this smarty pants!

Have a clever cat or precocious pup in your dorm? Send them in to be our Pet of the Week! If you can handle the bragging, that is.

grey of muzzle, good of boi

Happy long weekend, iSchoolers! Before you frolic off for a few days of summer fun (or marathon Animal Crossing), let’s take a moment to pause and consider the true mysteries of life. Why are we here? What is the meaning of life? Will they ever bring back Firefly? They say that wisdom comes with age, so perhaps our Pet of the Week can give us some answers.

This is Christopher, and he has been the goodest of bois for 13 years. THIRTEEN. What knowledge rests behind his soulful eyes? What lessons can he teach us? We contacted his humans, Kathryn and Carol, for this report:

Christopher loves penguins. He calls them penglings.

…Christopher is an actual genius.

Have a beautiful mind living in your home? Send their picture and words of wisdom to the Help Desk! They could be our next Pet of the Week!

Working for the Weekend

It’s finally Friday!

As much as we’re looking forward to the weekend, we doubt we’re as excited as Chloe here. Chloe is so loved she gets her own, personal omelette every Saturday! Do you think she’ll make one for me, too?

Thank you to her human, Kerstin, for sharing this adorable fluff-ball with us!

Photo of dog in a blanket

Charisma. Uniqueness. Nerve. Talent.

How are y’all doing, iSchool? It’s a cloudy, chilly Friday afternoon here in Chambana, so we are dreaming of fantastic adventures in warmer climates. As luck would have it, this week’s Pet of the Week is a fantasy creature in his own right.

Photo of a dog

This handsome stallion is Griffin. Obviously, he’s magical, well-dressed, and the goodest boy. We’re also relatively certain he could take flight with those enchanting ears. His human, Shraddha, says he’s also sweet as sugar and a always brings the party. Pretty and a pup with personality? Griffin has put a spell on us!

Want your best friend featured and described dramatially with mixed metaphors? Send their best headshot over to the Help Desk! We’re always ready for future fluffs!

Behold: the Pet-ron Saint of Laziness

Happy Friday, iSchool! It’s almost time to shut off those laptops, take off those headsets, and go back to playing Animal Crossing for forty-eight straight hours! With just a couple more hours to our official weekend, we’d like to present to you the Help Desk’s Friday Afternoon Patronus:

Photo of a god laying down on a walk

Everyone, meet Bomber! Bomber can’t even. Bomber is the canine-ification of “How About No?” Bomber misplaced his very last give-a-hoot before the rest of us were even born. Unlike his human and iSchool IT Sith Lord Brynnen (All Hail), Bomber couldn’t care less if he tried. Which he won’t. Because Bomber can’t bother with trying anything.

We aspire to this level of nihilism. Bomber, how do you do it? Truly, could you teach us the way? Could you offer a Zoom Master Class on How Not to Care?

No?

Oh. Well. We should have seen that one coming.

Friends, just this once, don’t emulate Bomber: send us your favorite friend to be featured as our Pet of the Week. It’s something worth caring about right now.

Also it’s the only thing keeping the Help Desk GAs vaguely sane. No pressure.

Presenting the President of the Optimists’ Club

Friends, we’ve survived our first week of all-online life at the iSchool. The Help Desk has every confidence that we’ll survive next week, too, but we could definitely use some inspiration. That’s where this week’s Pet of the Week comes in.

Photo of a dog

Messr. Theodore Maximus Younan-Lopez (or “Teddy” to his friends) is gazing into the future, a future where he’s allowed to sniff other doggos in the park and his human, Eileen, goes to the store to buy him snausages on a daily basis; where he can leisurely wander into the bathroom for a clandestine sip of toilet water instead of having to sneak past his people*. Yes, Teddy knows there are better days coming. Teddy knows all.

We’re dreaming of a brighter future, too; especially one where our wonderful iSchoolers send us their fluffy friends to be featured as Pet of the Week. It’s for the good of humanity, y’all. Please. Think of the children.

 

 

*Our counsel advises us to state that we have no evidence Mr. Younan-Lopez has ever been anywhere near the humans’ toilet and is too good of a boy to ever do something so naughty. We apologize to Mr. Younan-Lopez and his family for any implication of wrongdoing.

Are you there, iSchool? It’s us, the Help Desk

A lot is changing here at the iSchool, but the one thing you can rely on is the Help Desk’s Pet of the Week! Come on out of your isolation chambers and feast your eyes on this good boy.

Photo of dog laying in the sun

Willie here knows a little bit about social isolation, although he’d much prefer a cuddle and kisses. He’s good at finding a sunny, quiet spot and relaxing the day away. His human, Matthew, says he passes the time by earning new nicknames from his friends and family (William, Willard, and Wilson are recent favorites).

Have your own furry, feathered, or fanged friend who’s keeping you company while you hunker down? Send them to the Help Desk to be featured as the Pet of the Week!

Please. Send them. We need the cute right now.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

How’re you holding up, iSchool? Midterms are almost upon us and we could all use a little support. Lucky for us, this week’s Pet of the Week is just that kind of fellow.

Photo of dog wearing glasses

Chewy here has a dogtorate in snuggling and his thesis focused on the true meaning of being a Good Boy. His masticaters degree is in tennis ball resilience.

His barkchelor’s was in Comparative Literature, though. I’m…not sure where that came from.

If you’d like to book Chewy for tutoring sessions, please contact his human, Matthew.

Know any brilliant pupfessors yourself? Send them in to be our featured Pet of the Week! Your cohorts will thank you.