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Dead Week Dogs at Purdue

by Kyler Laird last modified 2009-05-01 16:22

new recipe for fun: drop a dozen dogs in a cage and stir in a couple hundred Purdue students

date: 2009-04-29 (3098 days ago)

dogs: Anna, Aries, Buddy, Dobky, GP, Huntley, Marley, Misty/Maddie Bea, Sarge/Bob/Calder

p1000887 p1000897 p1000893 p1000906 DSC_0005 [See professional photographs of this event taken by JoAnn K. Darling.]

Wow! We pulled off Dead Week Dogs and it was a great success. The dogs were wonderful, the students were a delight, and our volunteers made it all go smoothly.

I've been kicking around the idea of having dogs on campus as a study break for a long time. When the Windsor Hall and Pre-Vet Club students joined us I pitched it to them and got their support. Things happened quickly after that. Sarah Hanson at DRS helped us with reserving the RSC tennis courts. Christie Dewert of Windsor Hall handled the event planning form and got immediate approval. Kristin Bahleda arranged for Pre-Vet Club members to help. Suddenly all the pieces were in place.

Today it all went surprising well. I started configuring the tennis courts around noon. The tough part was securing the doors and after a few failed ideas I finally settled on a simple spring mechanism. It made opening the doors difficult but I was reasonably sure it would keep the dogs inside.

At 4:30 I took Huntley and GP from the kennel along with my gear and made the final preparations. Volunteers arrived shortly after that and we immediately had students descending on the dogs. I'd tried to imagine how to handle all sorts of problems but none appeared. Everyone seemed to be relaxed and enjoying the interaction. We stayed waaaaay late but I just couldn't turn away people who wanted to meet the dogs. Fun!


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