We are excited to share this special edition of “HUMANS of ISP,” featuring an important and very loveable member of our community, Sundae! It’s not every day that our four-legged friends agree to an interview, so please enjoy this rare opportunity to hear from Sundae as she shares what she loves about ISP, details of her job as a comfort dog, and her favorite extracurricular activities.
Hi Sundae! Thank you for agreeing to do this interview. This is my first time interviewing a dog!
This is my first interview, too! I’m excited to be a “Human” of ISP. I really like attention and I really like ISP.
Great, we can work together. Let’s start… So, what is your official job title here at ISP? What do you do here at school?
I am an ISP Comfort Dog. I have started my training as an official Therapy Dog, but the training and evaluation are hard to find in Europe… so my Good Citizen K-9 diploma makes me an official Comfort Dog.
At ISP, I greet students and staff, sit with students who may have had a hard day or just need a snuggle, and sometimes I get to have library visits with the elementary students. (They are so cute and cuddly – they love to pet me!)
Students take me on walks & talks – they talk and I listen – and I like to visit the teachers who give me treats. I’ve also met some students who were once afraid of dogs but now are excited to give me a hug…. I LOVE working at ISP.
How long have you been at ISP?
My first day was May 24, 2021. I remember it exactly because it was a Monday and I joined the big grade 12’s during Covid testing.
What do you enjoy most about coming to school?
Seeing all my friends, of course! I get to walk all around the school and people are always excited to see me. I remember everyone’s smells, so I am excited to see them, too. I love greeting all the students and the grown-ups, too.
My favorite place is the cafeteria, I just love to go there. Sometimes, Monica gives me bacon!!
And when I’m feeling tired, I just lay in the hallway and people come by and pat my head. I can’t imagine a better way to spend the day. It’s the best.
Do you have any talents or hobbies?
Sleep! I really enjoy sleeping. Rest is so important. I can sleep 14 hours sometimes. I also really love to cuddle! I’m kind of a princess.
Also, I like to run through the forest, and sometimes I get the “zoomies” and I run in the field. There’s so much green grass. After a long day at work, play and rest are so important!
What are your favorite foods?
Well, I already said how much I love the bacon Monica gives me. Yum!! I also really enjoy French Fries.
What is something interesting or surprising about you that the ISP community might enjoy hearing about?
Well, I’m not allowed a lot of screen time, but I do have my own Instagram. I mostly share my adventures and cute pictures of me sleeping (I do that really well, as I said before).
Also, when I am not at work, the dog walker picks me up, and I go for walks with my friends. Some of my friends also have ISP teachers. We have a little community together – it’s nice.
Anything else you’d like to share, Sundae?
Yes, I would like to thank the ISP cleaning crew who are so nice and they clean up my dog hair glitter – I appreciate them. Everyone at ISP is so friendly and caring. I feel grateful to work here. When I walk the halls, everyone yells my name and is so happy. It makes me happy.