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School Daze by Tucson Jett Greyhound 2012/06/09

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5 year old kids learn about greyhounds

5 year old kids learn about greyhounds

School Daze by Tucson Greyhound Jett

Written by Jett Greyhound

Howdy my dear friends. My human Karyn rarely lets me blog as she is either goofing off or working or being the bon vivant she is. Sorry for my tardiness in reporting.

During the week of May 14, we were busy. We went to two different schools. I – Jett Greyhound – am in demand.

On Tuesday May 15, Karyn, Ms. Vigo, and I went to a new school around 12th Avenue & Ajo Way. It was a beautiful elementary school and all the children were so well behaved. We visited a kindergarten class. Ms. Vigo did a short lesson on greyhound racing using a PowerPoint demonstration.

After the lesson, Karyn asked the tiny kids to raise their hand if they were afraid of big dogs. Most of them raised their hand. So Karyn explained how to pet a dog. All the kids gathered around me and petted me. I’m not scary and I love the loving.

Then Ms. Vigo gave them some greyhound pictures to color. The class also gave us a colorful collage. It was a wonderful morning. As usual I confidently pranced around the halls like I owned them.

Tucson greyhound Jett visits school

Don’t blame the dog for loss of homework.

Then on Thursday, May 17 we went to Ms. Vigo’s middle school classes where I have gone several times before. I should be their new mascot because whenever I enter the grounds, many kids remember me and come over to say, “Hi Jett!” Then we went in the office to sign in and I got some love in there too.

Usually I walk around the class and lick ever kid while Karyn talks and the kids ask questions, then I go lie on my bed until the next class comes in. I am a super star. I participate in two different classes.

Here are some notes, the kids wrote to me:

“Hi Jett. You seem like a great greyhound. Nice meeting you.”

“You are so adorable!! I don’t even have to test your running skills (heart, heart).”

“Be a good dog, I know you are.” (happy face)

“You are a brave soul Jett! We love you!!!”

“Hi Jett, I’m sorry about greyhound racing but I’m glad you are free!”

“You cool.”

“Hi Jett, I heard you were a nice dog! I’m glad you don’t have to be in that horrible place anymore! Good thing you have a loving owner.”

“You are so cute!”

“Thank you for coming. I have never met a dog this quiet.”

“Forget the bad memories.”

“You are so cute, strong, and a role model much like a human. Thanks for coming cutie.” (happy face)

So there you have it. Every time I come home from one of these outings, I am pooped but I so love to go.

Adopt a greyhound

My bed is my castle.

Yet, another school wanted us to visit…but we ran out of time as Karyn was going on vacation. I am always happy to come to your school and I’ll bring Karyn with me.

My school spirit even made the PETA newsletter.

When Karyn went on vacation, I had my own adventures but will save that for another time.

Remember…What you see, is what you Jett…

Love from the Jett-Setter

Tucson Jett Greyhound goes to middle school 2012/05/06

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Students learn about greyhounds

Students learn about greyhounds

Jett Greyhound here. I went to school again on Friday. I go to middle school. I have been many times already so when I come on the grounds, the kids run up to me and say, ‘’HI JETT.’’ I was born to be famous and not from racing around some darn track either.

7th graders meet Jett greyhound

7th graders meet Jett greyhound

This time we met with 7th and 8th graders. I don’t do stairs so they had to find a vacant room for us and this time we met in the gym. Karyn talks a bit about animal cruelty/greyhound racing and greyhound adoption and then all the kids ask questions and can have their pictures taken with me.

Checking out Jett greyhound's tattoos

Checking out Jett greyhound’s tattoos

After Karyn finishes talking and they ask her questions, she said, “Pretend you’re 23 years old today. It’s Friday night. Raise your hand if you’re going to the track tonight to bet on the dogs.” Nobody raises their hand. Mission accomplished.

I love those kids and they love me.

Since we were in the gym, these boys wanted to race me. Can you imagine? I left them in the dust each time. Nobody could keep up with me. We ran back and forth, over and over. I was tired but I still ran. It was so much fun.

Jett Greyhound wants kissy kissy

Jett Greyhound wants kissy kissy

After the first class, I was so pooped that I laid down on my bed but I rose to the occasion and ran with the next class. As pooped as I was, I still beat them. They were hooting and hollering and cheering me on.

It was a glorious day and I made so many new friends.

I am so popular – in fact – that I go back again to do the 6th grade in a few weeks and we are maybe invited to another school to meet with first graders.

No matter where you are, remember WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU JETT

Tucson Greyhound Jett Goes to School 2011/10/31

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Jett Greyhound goes to school

Jett Greyhound goes to school

Blog post written by Jett Greyhound, Tucson jett-setter

Yo boys and girls and my 4-legged friends,

A couple of weeks ago, my human love slave Karyn took me to a middle school here in Tucson. Ms. Vigo did a lesson on dogs and compassion and since I’m a dog — a greyhound to be exact — I was invited to be part of the lesson. The lesson also included a portion about dog racing and adopting a greyhound.

Karyn answered questions asked by the students.

The kids were sure smart and loveable. I loved them all and licked most of them. I got so excited I jumped on the principal but she said she didn’t mind. I also poked my nose in all the classrooms with open doors. Greyhounds are nosy, me especially.

Karyn was relieved that I didn’t relieve myself in an inappropriate spot. If she’s relieved, then I’m relieved.

I hope they invite us back because one of the boys was afraid of dogs until he met me.

Life is good here and full of surprises but more about that next time.

Until then…

Hugs & treats from your Jett Greyhound