|Milo after a hard morning's work greeting teachers|
Things I've Noticed
- I am no longer of interest. The constant question is "Where's Milo?". I think I'll need to make a sign to indicate whether he is at school, sleeping, or at home so that we don't have to keep answering that question!
- It's not just the students, a lot of staff want to see Milo and just interacting with them is tiring for him and time-consuming for me. I expect that this will wear off a bit once everyone has had a chance to meet him, although I think I underestimated the effect on my productivity. It is quite stressful trying to get things done at the moment. Luckily I don't have any major events on this year, as we run our Book Week and Book Fair every second year.
- Just looking out for a puppy at school is exhausting as I want him to be well-behaved and well-looked after but I am also trying to work. Lots of people have been telling me that having a puppy is like having a toddler, and there's a reason people don't bring their toddlers to work! By Friday I was exhausted and I need to take that into account when considering how often Milo should be at school.
- A lot of foot traffic comes through my office as it is the closest door that links the library and the resource room. This disrupts Milo if he is trying to sleep so I'm going to have to ask that staff use the other door unless they need to speak to me.
- Milo has been very excited at school and enjoys meeting everyone. He is definitely a "people-dog". Thank goodness for that!