Pet Show and Tell
Davi Jacobs, Features editor
Kimberly Valdez, junior
“So everyone in my house wanted a dog except for my mom. She said we were too irresponsible to get one. But then we went to the pet store and she saw Max and she was like, “Oh!” She changed her mind and we got Max. He likes to bark at big dogs, but then when they get closer to him, he gets scared. He likes to eat chicken."
Ginger Speer, freshman
"We adopted Sneakers on January 16, 2021. Since then, we’ve had so much fun playing with her, feeding her, petting her, and just having fun. She’s so adorable and it’s still hard to believe that yes, I actually have a cat. After years of asking and writing an essay to convince my parents, I have a cat, and she’s amazing. Also, when cats one day (and they absolutely will) take control of the plane...
Mrs. Albaugh, Biology teacher
“A friend had him and his brother at the same time. Milo was not getting along with his brother—his brother was actually pooping on him every single time they were next to each other and overall, he was just bullying Milo. And so she was like, ‘can you take one of these kittens?’ and since Milo was the more nice of the two, we were like ‘yeah we’ll take him’, and that’s how we got Milo."
Niki Esmaili, sophomore
“Harry turned one last month on April 7th. He’s very social, talkative, and he loves to fly everywhere. He has this one purple swing in his cage where he likes to sleep every night. If he’s not talking or flying, he’s usually admiring his reflection in his toy mirror."
Nicky Saffell, junior
“Annie and Bailey are extremely great puppies. They always make me happy and smile, and are my emotional and physical support pups 24/7.”
Jessica Wu, senior
“My cat’s name is Cat. She’s pretty cool.”
Josh Fan, sophomore
"The queen of my beehive is named Regina. I'm excited to eat the honey from my bees, then I just need some locusts and then I can live off the John the Baptist diet."
Avani Ambardekar, junior
"Suki has been part of our family for a little over a year. She has the sweetest disposition and loves snuggling, although she can get very active too (lots of zoomies). She's also effortlessly funny."
Mr. Koenig, English teacher
“We call him a cat dog because he has a lot of attributes of a cat. Like he'll curl up on your lap and sit. He’s very chill. We got him through an agency that goes and pulls dogs from kill shelters. We were talking about getting a dog as a family and then we got a phone call that was like, “Hey, we got a dog for you. Can you pick him up?” And we were like, “Oh my gosh, yes.” And it was...
Evelyn Shue, junior
"Tako plays hard to get. He’ll follow you around and always be in the same room you are but prefers to be held on his own terms. Still, he’s a purr machine and can get pretty sweet and cuddly when he’s sleepy. He’s a hunter at heart and eats anything that moves as long as it fits in his mouth. He helps us catch flies and ate all the crickets that used to pop up in our basement."
Johnny Newhouse, senior
“This is Cyllene, a rescue dog who we adopted in December 2019. She is incredibly sweet and loves hanging out on my bed (often preventing me from making it). Though unfortunately, that’s partially because she loves barking at everything outside way louder than she looks capable of.”
McKenna Simcox, junior
“This is Delilah. She’s a sheltie who we rescued from an abusive home when she was seven. She hates walking, other dogs, umbrellas, and men. She loves food and occasionally her owners.”
Chloe Choi, sophomore
"This is my dog, Pazu, after the Studio Ghibli character. We got him in October of 2020 after years of convincing my mom, whose conditions were: the dog must be small, and not shed, so we settled on a mini goldendoodle. Upon getting him: he grew to be much bigger than we thought and he sheds like crazy (no curly fur!). It turned out okay, though, because now my mom is obsessed with spoiling him."
Sofia Molina, junior
“This is Link. I named him from my favorite video game, The Legend of Zelda. I like to think of the house as Hyrule, and Link is constantly roaming around and making sure Ganon (the main antagonist) doesn’t destroy our home. He is fierce and funny at the same time. He has so much attitude and character, and it makes my day so much more interesting. Growing up with two older brothers, having Link ...
Naomi Peter, sophomore
"This is Coco, my beloved Shih-Tzu and Japanese Chin mix. We got him around Christmas time of 2016. He is around 5 years old now but is still the most playful dog you’ll ever see. He loves staring at me, running, and food. He loves mangos, but hates bananas. Why? I don’t know. You should ask him that. He is quiet and only barks when he hears a sudden noise. When he hears thunder, or the fire alarm...
Avery Wang, junior
"This is Penny! She’s around 18 months old and loves to follow my mom around the house. She’s fond of eating sticks on walks and begging for food at the dinner table."
Lila Halper, sophomore
"This is Sasha! She is a 10-year-old black lab and German shepherd mix. “She is very cuddly and can get random bursts of energy. She also likes to eat everything! She can also be a drama queen when it comes to when you pet her. You have to pet her in the right spot or she will moan and groan until you get it right.”
Josh Goozman, senior
“This is Jasper! He is 2. He is a dog. He is a good dog. Fluffy. He likes eating food, going outside, and eating noses.”
Naima Goffney, sophomore
“This is Bowzer, my Chesapeake Bay Retriever that we got during quarantine. He is 1 year and 7 months old. He loves playing at the park, snuggles, chasing squirrels, food, and bath time. I love him so much and he helped me get through quarantine and this year of high school.”
Sr. Colchao, Spanish teacher
Gabriel & Lucifer "My two sweet angels that were born on January 21st 2012. I got them when they were just a few months old. Gabriel was the definition of a soul mate for me and sadly passed on April 27th 2021. He is survived by his very appropriately named brother, Lucifer. Lucifer is presently the king of our humble home. Lucifer is pictured on the left and Gabriel on the right."...
Sr. Colchao, Spanish teacher
"My husband and I got our handsome Standard Poodle, who was born on January 2nd 2020, during the beginning of the pandemic in order to help us maintain sanity. His name, Colbar, is a combination of my last name with my husband’s – Colchao Escobar – Colbar."
Devin Cameck, sophomore
"my favorite little menace" - hes the hairiest thing EVER - he lowkey hates me - and he love the car (also his name is cami)
Emily and Allison Pham, senior and sophomore
"This is our dog Bruno! He's a labradoodle and we adopted him in March of 2022, right after he turned 1. After begging our mom for years to have a dog, she finally let us after much convincing. He loves long walks and cuddles and has separation anxiety."
Zaida Bowsher, sophomore
“My mother and I are allergic to cats, but we really wanted a cat. However, at the time, we also had a dog. So, it was this big struggle to find a cat that my mom and I weren't allergic to, and that got along well with my dog. And turns out my mom and I are both allergic to my cat. But we loved him so much, we kept him. He doesn't like attention until he really, really needs attention. Like, you'll...
Makayla Shade, junior
"Willow is a four-month-old corgi. She loves car rides, peanut butter, and anything that has to do with water."
Makayla Shade, junior
"Ralphie is an eleven-year-old yorkie. He loves basking in the sun, the beach, treats, and naps."
Liza Domorad, junior
"This is Sunday. We adopted her on Superbowl Sunday nine years ago (hence the name). Apparently, she was wandering around Tennessee, probably chasing squirrels and barking at skateboarders. She doesn’t chew anything, which makes life really easy for us, but sometimes she makes it difficult if she refuses to come inside when she finds a squirrel to bark at. She doesn’t really like to cuddle, but ...
Daniel Chernyak, sophomore
“He loves cuddles and running around. He’s also very talkative.”
Nhi Le, freshman
"My 12-year-old dog, Charlie, is sleeping on my brother's lunchbox."
Elena Berman, senior
"This is Moka, killed a raccoon once, otherwise very huggable and cool."