Introducing Pups ‘n Pupils

The following is a new series for our blog, Pups ‘n Pupils, written by our two wonderful helpers Mary Claire (9) an Jane (11). Follow along with their adventures here.

We have been wanting to start this blog for a long time, so here we go!

This Fall has been a dream for us! We started working for Mrs. Deason and Mrs. Craw in September. When our Mom paid the deposit for our puppy, she asked if they might like a few volunteers at Majestic Manor. Mrs. Deason thought that was a great idea.

We attend a private school in Carmel called Highlands Latin. The schedule is very unique because we attend school on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and do our work at home on Mondays and Tuesdays. Since it doesn’t usually take all day to get our work done, we thought working at the breeder on those days would work out great. We had no idea that we would actually learn so much during our time at Majestic Manor. That is why we call this blog – Pups ’n Pupils!

The first three weeks we helped at Majestic Manor, there were no puppies yet. So, we helped with the dogs. We fed them and cleaned their bowls, got to know their personalities and learned about English Cream Golden Retrievers. We feel like we know all the dogs by name now and can tell them apart by their personalities.

We couldn’t believe when Mrs. Deason invited us to Wanda’s delivery! It was a little intense for us at first, but we got used to watching this amazing miracle after a while. When the tiny puppies arrives, we got to choose the color of ric-rac ribbon to tie around it’s neck. We would then weigh the puppies and record the data. They were so tiny! Most all of them weight less than a pound!


It’s hard to believe that we have been helping the Deasons for 4 months now. It’s definitely the highlight of our week. We have learned so much and are honored that the Deasons let us do so much.

We want this blog to share the joy we are having at Majestic Manor! We feel privileged to be able to spend so much time with these amazing dogs and hope you will enjoy reading about our adventures. Lots of puppy stories to come!!

MaryClaire, aka MC (9)
Jane (11)