It is always fun to hear students interacting with Indie. I especially enjoy hearing a student say to Indie, "stop looking so cute," as the student is petting Indie. This phrase and the students expression on their face always puts a smile on my face (and Indie's face too). Not only are common phrases coming alive when petting Indie, but nicknames for Indie are becoming popular. Indie 500 and Lazy Bones Jones are just a couple of nicknames for Indie that make me laugh.
Indie has become quite the staple at LES. If I am walking down the halls of LES without Indie, students are asking, "where is Indie?" Just ask your student this same question and I am sure they will know the answer. The answer is that she's sleeping! Indie does enjoy her morning and afternoon naps. I guess it is all working out because if a student wants to see Indie, its will be a relaxing time for them both.
Indies recent success story at LES is of a student not wanting to go to school. The student saw Indie waiting for them and the student had no problem getting out of the car to meet Indie. The student and their family were happier knowing everything was going to be okay. The day was off to another good start! No matter sleeping or awake, Indie's success rate of bringing happiness or calmness to LES continues to boost.
Students are no different than Indie in helping with the success of LES. Students help remind LES staff to slow down. No matter if the student is in a hurry to get to class or to leave school, they always have time to pet Indie. I know, Indie is popular, but its nice to see the students willingness to put their own agenda aside to focus on what makes them happy. Remember in the busyness of life, slow down to do what makes you happy!!
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I am a beautiful black lab who is privileged in being the therapy dog for Fort Larned Elementary School. I bring comfort and happiness to many elementary students.