A 2016 Pupdate: DHS students send in stories and pictures of their pups

There are many random holidays out in the world today, and this month’s celebrations include National Puppy Day. This holiday, celebrated on March 23, was founded by Colleen Paige, a celebrity pet & home lifestyle expert and author in 2006. Her mission is to celebrate the happiness that puppies can bring, but she’s also determined to spread awareness about orphaned puppies and puppy mills. National Puppy Day has been brought to DHS, and multiple students have sent in pictures of their pups to partake in the festivities.

"Here is my demon dog [Dukie]." Sophomore Ashley Neuenfeldt said. "One time he killed a rabbit and it surprised us all because he's so fat. We didn't know he was fast enough to catch one."
“Here is my demon dog [Dukie],” sophomore Ashley Neuenfeldt said. “One time he killed a rabbit and it surprised us all because he’s so fat. We didn’t know he was fast enough to catch one.” Photo by Ashley Neuenfelt
"[This is] Anna." Senior Hanna Melichar said. "She sleeps with a ball inside her mouth like a pacifier, so she can grab it for playing at a moments notice."
“[This is] Anna,” senior Hanna Melichar said. “She sleeps with a ball inside her mouth like a pacifier, so she can grab it for playing at a moments notice.” Photo by Hanna Melichar
"[This is] Rilgley, and getting him is probably it." Freshman Mallory Kisting said.
“[This is] Rilgley, and getting him is probably [my best memory],” freshman Mallory Kisting said. Photo by Mallory Kisting

"My dogs name is Izzy and a favorite memory would be anytime I get to spend with her, she is always so excited to see me and never leaves my side." Senior Hallie Shauger said.
“My dog’s name is Izzy and a favorite memory would be anytime I get to spend with her, she is always so excited to see me and never leaves my side,” senior Hallie Shauger said. Photo by Hallie Shauger
"His name is Milo, I just got him a month ago but I love coming home and having him be so excited to see me after a day of school and wanting to play." Sophomore Madelynne Reed said.
“His name is Milo, I just got him a month ago but I love coming home and having him be so excited to see me after a day of school and wanting to play,” sophomore Madelynne Reed said. Photo by Madelynne Reed
"Left is Lexi and right is Crosby." Sophomore Kenadee Torres said. "They are both rescues. I will never forget the day we got Crosby. My mom dropped me off at my dads and I ran to the backyard to find two dogs running around and my dad in the lawn chair. Lexi and Crosby got along so well and I've never seen a dog so happy until we brought Crosby home. Crosby was rescued in the woods of Sanford on the 4th of July with another dog that my dad would not allow us to get."
“Left is Lexi and right is Crosby,” sophomore Kenadee Torres said. “They are both rescues. I will never forget the day we got Crosby. My mom dropped me off at my dads and I ran to the backyard to find two dogs running around and my dad in the lawn chair. Lexi and Crosby got along so well and I’ve never seen a dog so happy until we brought Crosby home. Crosby was rescued in the woods of Sanford on the 4th of July with another dog that my dad would not allow us to get.” Photo by Kenadee Torres
"Her name is Bailey!" Senior SDunny KIm said. "She's bilingual and she likes Korean food the best. A specific memory would be when we first got her, we thought she was such a well behaved dog. But she kept hiding people's shoes in her kennel and we thought that was funny."
“Her name is Bailey!” senior Sunny Kim said. “She’s bilingual and she likes Korean food the best. A specific memory would be when we first got her, we thought she was such a well behaved dog. But she kept hiding people’s shoes in her kennel and we thought that was funny.” Photo by Sunny Kim
DHS sophomore John Rettig recalls his favorite memory of his pup Buster as, "Coming home from school and seeing how excited he is to see me."
DHS sophomore John Rettig recalls his favorite memory of his pup Buster as, “coming home from school and seeing how excited he is to see me.” Photo by John Rettig
"[This is] Max; if I forget to feed him, he'll take my socks one by one and stash them under my bed." Junior Miriam Podkolzin said.
“[This is] Max; if I forget to feed him, he’ll take my socks one by one and stash them under my bed,” junior Miriam Podkolzin said. Photo by Miriam Podkolzin
 "My dog's name is Oliver." Sophomore Jacob Pasek said. "And fun memories would going on road trips together. Specifically down to pick up my brother from college."
“My dog’s name is Oliver,” sophomore Jacob Pasek said. “And fun memories would going on road trips together. Specifically down to pick up my brother from college.” Photo by Jacob Pasek
" [This is] Chloe, I remember when we took her to the beach and the waves washing up scared her because she was a puppy and didn't understand what was going on." Sophomore Will Adams said.
” [This is] Chloe, I remember when we took her to the beach and the waves washing up scared her because she was a puppy and didn’t understand what was going on,” sophomore Will Adams said. Photo by Will Adams
"This is Xena; she's a big scary German Shepard but secretly she's a big baby." Senior Kaely Harmer said. "When she's scared or lonely she'll run over and keep pawing at you until you hold her hand. Sometimes she just wants you to hold your hand if she see's you're nearby. If you can't hold her hand, she'll gently take your gloves or shoes and happily whine and flail in excitement."
“This is Xena; she’s a big scary German Shepard but secretly she’s a big baby,” senior Kaely Harmer said. “When she’s scared or lonely she’ll run over and keep pawing at you until you hold her hand. Sometimes she just wants you to hold your hand if she see’s you’re nearby. If you can’t hold her hand, she’ll gently take your gloves or shoes and happily whine and flail in excitement.” Photo by Kaely Harmer
"His name is Toby." Junior Kali Hooper said. "When he was a puppy before I got him, he lived in a garage and the radio was on constantly. The pervious owners had the same country station on every day. I think some of the songs were played too much because anytime he heard the song Burning House by Cam, he won't stop barking until the song is over. Guess he's not a fan."
“His name is Toby,” junior Kali Hooper said. “When he was a puppy before I got him, he lived in a garage and the radio was on constantly. The pervious owners had the same country station on every day. I think some of the songs were played too much because anytime he heard the song Burning House by Cam, he won’t stop barking until the song is over. Guess he’s not a fan.” Photo by Kali Hooper
"This is Coda." Senior Savarra Ball said. "She is just over a year. She likes to think she is small and a cat. As you can see in the back, is my actual cat. Coda pushes the cat off of the back of the couch so she can sit up there. She is 45 pounds but does not care. She greets me when I walk in the door everyday by nibbling my fingers."
“This is Coda,” senior Savarra Ball said. “She is just over a year. She likes to think she is small and a cat. As you can see in the back, is my actual cat. Coda pushes the cat off of the back of the couch so she can sit up there. She is 45 pounds but does not care. She greets me when I walk in the door everyday by nibbling my fingers.” Photo by Savarra Ball

By: Farryn Cook

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