College Counselor, Head Coach Girls Varsity Hockey, Kent School
(Am CH Gabriel x Can CH Reba)
“That is the cutest dog I have ever seen,” is a statement I have heard about 200 times since our return to Kent last Saturday! Bowdie is like the mayor of campus! Everybody loves him!
Bowdie was an absolute dream on the drive down to CT. The three girls drove in one car and the two boys in the other. Bowdie just laid down on the passenger seat the whole way (4 hours). Didn’t make a sound or a fuss—was just happy to be together.
Kent is like Bowdie-heaven! I don’t know if I told you this, but we live on campus and our place is right in front of “club fields”—it is basically this wide open field the size of 10 football fields. Our boy loves to romp out there. Plenty of other dogs to play with here, too!
He loves the routine of our morning walk. I get up at 5:00, and we walk the entire campus. It’s fun for him, because it’s a bit of an agility course! No one is up at that time, so we go in and out of buildings, up and down stairs, etc. It’s really cute- no leash- he just follows me- we both love the one-on-one time (I certainly do).
Then, I do the morning drop off. Sophie goes to a private K-8 school twenty minutes from here. Of course, Bowdie comes with us in the car and then into her classroom to say goodbye. Sophie’s teacher and classmates love to see him. Then, it’s back to Kent and he spends the whole day with me. He’s a great office companion. He loves the company of all the kids who come in to meet with me. He’s found the corner in the office where he likes to rest after the morning walk, too! I teach a seminar every day, and he comes to those. He comes to practice in the afternoon. He likes to stand in the players’ bench and watch- he’s cute there- like a little doggy coach. The team managers love to play with him, too.
I don’t think Bowdie is ever going to “like” the crate. He ALWAYS wants to be right next to me. But, that said, he is no longer protesting and he has been quiet in there for the duration of the last several nights.
He’s eating great. Stools look good. He seems happy as can be. WE LOVE HIM!!! Vet appt is set up down here. Of course, I’ll let you know if there are any concerns after that appt, but he seems just perfect to me right now!!!
I think that all for now. Thank you for all of your support, Mary, and thank you for matching us with this lovely puppy!