Boarding School

One of the best things about living on a boarding school campus (besides free food + rent-free housing!) is the strong dog community the school has built. There are about 17 different dogs on campus, all living within feet of each other. There is always someone available to go on a dog walk. It’s also how I met most of my friends, because a dog is always a good ice-breaker.

My friend and I go on a 45 minute dog walk almost everyday. We usually go in the back fields, which is basically a playground for dogs. There is a lake, 2 baseball fields, 2 cross country trails, and endless sticks, leaves and grass to chew or pee on.

Gant and Millie on one of the cross country trails. It takes a lot of treats to get them to stay that still.
Gant and Millie on one of the cross country trails. It takes a lot of treats to get them to stay that still.

It’s great because they can run around without a leash, without any worry of cars or busy roads nearby.  It’s also incredibly quiet, and gives you a much needed reboot after staring at the computer all morning.

The other trail, leading up to one of the baseball fields.
The other trail, leading up to one of the baseball fields.

Even though these dogs are considerably different in size and age (Gant is 2 years old, Millie is 7), they get along very well. They even hang out together on the couch when we have a girls’ night in.

Gant and Millie
Gant and Millie

 

Gant
Gant playing in the leaves

This is just a glimpse of how I spend my afternoons. I’ll be doing more of these posts. Until next time, dog lovers!

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