Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Farewell to Nikita

Niki loved being outside, and always chose the perfect perch to observe all the girls' activities

After 11 years as a well-loved member of our Chrysalis community, our campus dog Nikita passed away this morning. Nikita had been battling a tumor for a while and we did not wish her to suffer. It was a sad morning on campus as the decision was made.

Girls were given time to say goodbye this morning before school. There were several tears, but also many hugs. It was a moment of pride to see how all our students supported each other. This campus truly felt like a family as student's thanked Nikita for her presence on our campus and in their lives.

We will miss Niki and all her antics and affection. We have appreciated our time with her and feel blessed that she was a Chrysalis dog for so many generations of girls.

A very young Nikita spending some time with a Chrysalis little sister

- Brittny Birrell

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Happy Spring Break!

April is a promise that May is bound to keep. ~Hal Borland
While many of our girls are at home or off in Spain, there are a handful of lucky ladies who find themselves on campus for Spring Break. I call them lucky because their activities the last week have made most of us staff wish we were students!