By Maggie Deller
Academics, sports, and extra curriculars are all obvious priorities of McNick students. Behind the scenes, however, pets are a big part of students’ lives at home. In light of the impact their pets have made on them, students answered questions about their pets to show off their unique personalities.
(Photo courtesy to All Creatures Animal Hospital)
Owner: Senior Kiernan Meakin
Breed: Hungarian Puli
Nickname: Mop dog
Favorite activity: Meeting new people
Favorite treat: Chicken
Fun fact: She won a Halloween costume contest dressing up as a mop bucket and her story went viral.
(Photo courtesy to Lilly Osterday)
Owner: Junior Lilly Osterday
Breed: Mini Lop
Nickname: Basil Bun Bun
Favorite activity: Hopping around outside and chewing everything
Favorite treat: Dried papayas
Fun fact: Basil nudges my hand when she wants me to pet her, and she loves people.
(Photo courtesy to Sam Schaefer)
Owner: Senior Sam Schaefer
Breed: Greyhound-German Shepherd mix
Favorite activity: Hugging
Favorite treat: French fries
Fun fact: She is a rescue dog.
(Photo courtesy to Annie Savage)
Owner: Senior Annie Savage
Nickname: Mrs. Buttons
Favorite activity: Chasing mice [and] sleeping
Favorite treat: Temptations [Cat Treats]
Fun fact: We rescued her from [the] side of the road.
(Photo courtesy to Lindsey Hamad)
Owner: Senior Lindsey Hamad
Nicknames: San, San-San, baby, and puppy
Favorite activity: Probably sleeping, but she loves going on walks.
Favorite treat: Her favorite human food is probably bread, cheese, or peanut butter.
Fun fact: She is named Sandy because she is the color of sand, and her middle name is Beaches.
(Photo courtesy to Henry Foley)
Owner: Junior Henry Foley
Breed: Lab-Collie mix
Favorite activity: Chewing bones
Favorite treat: Marshmallows
Fun fact: He has a very loud bark [and was adopted from] Peppermint Pig.
(Photo Courtesy to Jeb Benson)
Owner: Senior Jeb Benson
Favorite activity: He loves chasing his ball and he loves barking at squirrels.
Favorite treat: Anything, including broccoli
Fun fact: He jumped out of the window one time. He’s one of those big dogs in a small dog’s body.
(Photo courtesy to Logan Stanford)
Owner: Senior Logan Stanford
Breed: Austrian Shepherd
Nickname: Griff for short
Favorite activity: Playing in the snow
Favorite treat: Pup-Peroni
Fun fact: He was born with four extra teeth.
(Photo courtesy to Sarah Waldeck)
Owner: Senior Sarah Waldeck
Favorite activity: We like cuddling, and I especially hold him during storms.
Favorite treat: He likes the typical Milk Bone.
Fun fact: When we first got him from the shelter, [we] thought he was a girl.
Owner: Senior Maggie Deller
Name: Oval, since when he sits he forms a perfect oval
Nicknames: Ovy, Fuzzy, Gerby
Favorite activity: Running, especially in his ball
Favorite treat: Pumpkin seeds
Fun fact: He purrs when people pet him.