by Guest Blogger Chicken Wrangler Sara

Coco, our youngest dachshund, was sick this week with a bacterial infection in her stomach. The vet said not to feed her for 24 hours.


I figured the other three dachshunds would not be too thrilled about fasting with Coco so I took her to school with me. 

I kept her kennel behind my desk and covered it up during my classes so the kids would not be distracted.

Coco, who was not pleased with this plan, made her feelings known by whining loudly. In each class, when the students asked about the noise, I had to admit that I had my dog at school. 

One of the fifth grade girls was quite relieved. She said, “Whew, I thought you were going to say you had a chicken back there.” 

Did she really think I’d bring a chicken to school? 

But on the other hand, if Mary could take her little lamb to school, I guess I could bring a chicken…or a daschund with a tummy ache.