Since 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 partner
The two Pyrenees enjoy rough-and-tumble play every day. Sometimes when Jeep and Harry start going at it, we have to shoo them outside so they don’t break anything in the house. They get quite rambunctious! They enjoy using their wide mouths to play bite. Harry is usually the instigator, and he tries to give Jeep a run for her money.
At least for the next few months, Jeep has the upper hand. I hope she enjoys it while she can!
Yesterday Martin Elementary School went all out to wish Jeep and me a happy upcoming retirement. Jeep and I were so surprised and touched by the kindness of Martin’s students and staff! We received flowers, cards, dog treats, cake, and matching scarves. Jeep was very proud to walk the hallways and see her friends. We both appreciate the hard work done behind the scenes by Mrs. Jennifer Carter to pull this huge surprise off! What a beautiful memory for us!
Be sure to check out the Daily Herald’s coverage of the event.
Hairy Harry is 27 pounds and growing every day! This weekend he visited his wonderful vet at Lake Geneva Animal Hospital. There were no tears when Harry bravely got his booster vaccination from his friendly vet technician. Good boy, Harry! Harry thinks kids shouldn’t be afraid of going to a doctor and getting a shot.
By the way, Jeep has to get TWO shots EVERY day for her diabetes and she NEVER cries. Good girl, Jeep! Shots are no big deal for these two.
See, I moved my paw out. I have no idea why my bowl is empty or why my paws and neck are wet.
What? Are you yelling at cute little ME? Did you say, “Harry, NO!” again??
Tipping my water bowl over five times a day is a lot of work. I could use another nap.
And so it goes for 11-week-old Harry. Learning to be a therapy dog is hard, but he is making great progress in the schools. He loves people! He is doing a fantastic job with “sit” and “come” as long as there are plenty of yummy beef liver treats available.