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.

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.

Photo of dog sitting on a couch

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!

Just What the Dogtor Ordered

It’s the Friday before Fall Break, and we’ve got an extra sweet pupper for whatever ails you!

 

photo of dog on a walk

 

Max thinks he might have heard that you’re all worn out from studying. He’d like to politely suggest you rest up over break. Maybe? Please? For Max?
 
The Help Desk thinks that Max has an excellent idea. Plus, how could you possibly say no to this face? And Zoe (Max’s lucky human), if you aren’t having a nap party with this snuggle buddy all break, what are you even doing with your life?
 
The only thing that could make this Fall Break better is having more adorable friends to pick between. Make sure you send us your best buddy to be featured as our Pet of the Week!