Welcome to Jeep’s Blog!

Picture1Since making our twice weekly rounds to the schools last Spring, Jeep’s popularity has continued to soar.  Jeep’s personality is certainly suited to the work of a therapy dog.  She is extremely calm, especially for a puppy.  She loves visiting students and staff alike.  A number of parents have shared with me just how much their children talk about Jeep at home.

Hopefully students, staff and families will enjoy reading up on the antics of Jeep as she continues her training journey.  I appreciate how Jeep has helped me to connect with children and with staff.  As a superintendent, I know I have a much clearer understanding of the day to day operations of all our schools.

Thank you for allowing us both to be part of the greater Lake Villa community!


Dr. Lynette Zimmer, Jeep’s human sidekick and partnerFullSizeRender (9)


Putting the Fluff to Good Use

Ever wonder what happens to all the loose Jeep fur that is not trapped in the house, on clothes, or at school? Well, some clever bird put the fur it found outside to special use. The bird lined its nest with Jeep’s fluff creating one comfy place to sleep. Obviously, it must have been a tiny bird when you compare the size of the nest to Jeep’s head. All in all, it is still pretty cute.

Last Day of Summer School

Jeep went all out in red, white, and blue to pump start the Fourth of July weekend. She also wanted to send off her summer school friends in style. Have a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

P.S. Attention Dog Friends! Please make sure your puppies are safe inside their house when the fireworks start. The loud noises scare a lot of dogs causing some of them to run away. We know that poor Dottie Com will be hiding in the mudroom closet for sure. In fact, we will leave the closet door open for her. At least she will stay safe!

Being a therapy dog is exhausting even if you are cute!

Who Wore It Best?

It’s time to have some summer fun! Get ready to laugh out loud with Jeep, Dottie Com, and Keeper the Cat as they take a spin on the fashion runway! Let us know who you thought wore the outfit the best.

Thank you zoo sitter extraordinaire, Deb Swanson, for the awesome video!

A Special Welcome

Jeep and the entire Lake Villa 41 community are excited to welcome our new students from Ukraine! According to this young man’s mom, he was very excited about a special visit from Jeep. He referred to Jeep as “a very special friend who wore a yellow and blue scarf to support him and Ukraine.” This mom reports that her son loves school and get so excited talking about American school, teachers, and kids. He is amazed at just how kind people are in America.

Jeep and I are very proud of how welcoming and kind our students and staff are to our new friends from Ukraine.