Hello my name is Boscoe and I am a beautiful one-year-old English Staffy. This morning I woke up feeling very nervous. You see today is my first day I am going to school. Year 2 Reddam House Woollahra.
My tummy was full of butterflies and I couldn’t focus eating my breakfast. My owner Alexis decided I needed a bath before my visit. Once that was done I looked at myself and was rather impressed with my shiny coat. Dr Dave, the vet, gave his approval and suggested I have a nap. But I couldn’t sleep guess… I was so excited.
One o’clock and it was time to go. When we arrived I was surprised by the excited children who all wanted to pat my awesome fur. “I hope they washed those grubby little hands after lunch”.
Dr Dave popped me onto Harrison’s table. It was sooo slippery. Thank goodness they got a towel to make it more comfy. From here I had a birds eye view. Then the questions started. The girls and boys wanted to know everything from how many teeth I have to how many times my heart beats in a minute. Of course Dr Dave was great at giving all the answers and of course I was on my best behaviour!
Dr Dave was busy explaining how to examine a dog and showing off my pearly whites when out of the corner of my eye I spied the thermometer. “OMG …not in front of everyone I thought!! He did, he put that thermometer YOU KNOW WHERE. Well, the children looked horrified and everything was so quiet. That didn’t last long and it was time for more questions, looking at X-rays and dressing up. Some lucky kids got to wear surgical gowns and masks, listened to my heart and were even given treats for answering questions correctly. Hope I get a treat soon…
Then I noticed Aimee sitting in the class staring at me and not saying much. I just knew she was scared of dogs. …” Wish I could tell her I won’t bite”. Finally, she got the courage to come and say hello. I was told to sit. When she patted me she had a big smile on her face when she touched my soft fur.
Finally Alex rewarded me with a treat for being so good. Time to go. I was exhausted from my first day at school. Now I need a relaxing bath! Hopefully, we’ll come back to visit Year 2 at Reddam again.
Thanks to Harrison Segerstrom Year 2, Reddam House, Woollahra, for this lovely story.
And well done to Aimee for being do terrifically brave. Boscoe loved meeting you and all the other kids in Year 2. Thanks to you all for inviting us to your lovely school. Woof.