The Epitome of Perfection and Precision

Dreams are real while they last; can we say more of life? – Havelock Ellis

We have this adorable, what I call, black & white job. With surprisingly short legs and a shortness of breath when it comes to obedience. In fact, she’s never done anything I have asked that I can recall.

But she is adorable. And she is gifted. Everyone has at least one gift, even if it comes from Santa or a reasonable facsimile thereof. And this dog’s gift lands her in a place of our amazement and, not surprisingly, on our faculty.

Other than serving as a great counselor, able to listen to any student with any problem, she can teach one, and only one, geometry lesson, and with perfection. In fact, Natalie is the epitome of perfection and precision.

 Our Sweet dog Natalie is the Epitome of Perfection and Precision

This door misses me by a nose!

This door misses me by a nose!

You see, Natalie has this peculiar habit of sleeping on the cool marble floor of our bathroom at night. This is OK, but she is rather large and someone we all know has been known to trip over her and fall flat on his face in the middle of night. We won’t mention who that is.

But what I have noticed is the peculiar habit of our beloved dog placing her body in such a precise position, and I do mean precise, that when the door is closed or opened, it misses her by a nose. This may not be recognized as a gift, but it is.

And each night, for years, this adorable and rotund specimen of canine craftiness has managed to position herself so exactingly that the bathroom door misses her nose by, well, a nose. I would say about 1/4 of an inch.

I have noticed this, and now documented photographically, this unique behavioral phenomenon. And here is the empirical evidence.

Now you many not think this is difficult. But go ahead, position yourself on your bathroom floor without use of the door to measure the distance and see if you would risk an injury to nose or beyond.

I can only recall one incident when her precise positioning failed. I did hit her cute nose with the door. And what did I do?  — run! She is larger and stronger than I am and made such a noise as to create anxiety, panic and down right fear in my heart.

Natalie now teaches measurement within the context of our mathematics curriculum. It’s an instinctive portion of the program which, when you think about it, doesn’t permit you to think about it.

Now where else can you find this offering. A Geometry lesson taught by a totally disobedient mutt, who counsels kids on the side, and mooches mucho with smooches for pooches as a reward.

(Proofread by Natalie the personage)

TRIP NOTICE – For Friday Sept. 13, 2013

We will meet at 10:00 a.m. at ROLLERLAND WEST, located at 7325 Calmont Avenue – Telephone: 817-244-8290.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. will we will travel to McKinley’s Fine Bakery & Café, 1616 South University Drive, (817) 332-3242 to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch we will walk to Barnes & Noble Bookstore in University Village at 1612 S. University Drive #402 (telephone: 817-335-2791).

Pickup will be at 2:30 p.m. at the bookstore. Emergency Telephone 682-777-1908

If you arrive late, we shall have departed with your child(ren) and will return to school. Please call and let us know if you will be late. Keep ringing, Dr. A is snoozing – dreaming of times gone by when he could rollerskate, speak coherently, add, subtract, etc.!

Students are NOT to leave Rollerland, the restaurant or bookstore without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Rollerskating $10.00 (Please pay Dr. A.) and lunch. Refreshments available: Yes! You may wish to purchase a book.

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirts are required.

PARENTS / FRIENDS / NEIGHBORS, are invited to participate on our trips.


Oct.14 Columbus Day Holiday
Nov.25-29 Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec.5-6 Texas Assn. for the Gifted & Talented Conference (No school)
Dec.20 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 23 – Jan.7 Winter Break Holiday

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