Who Let Me Out?
Interviewee: Charlotte Rose
Breed: Cocker Spaniel
Human: Kari Friestad, Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing
Interviewed by Adriana Santana
How long have you been at Andrews, and what do you do?
I am the unofficial, basically official, mascot for the Department of Visual Art, Communication, and Design! I can’t really tell you how long I have been here since, you know, dog and human years are different, but I’ve been here for a while.
What does being the unofficial mascot entail?
I mainly just sit in class, and have people pet me all the time. It’s a pretty chill job.
What’s something you really like doing?
Well I love snow, chasing leaves, dog cookies (of course), and getting dirty.
Doesn’t getting dirty for fun make it a hassle for your owner to clean you up?
I guess, but Kari loves me so I still do it, because I know she’ll always get me cleaned up again.
So, what is a dog’s life like?
The life of a dog is actually a great one. I get to love people, and have people love me back every day. Also, it’s a great feeling whenever I see any human smile while they pet me. It’s nice to know that I can do that. It can be rough though when my mom makes me take baths—I absolutely hate those. Can’t I just enjoy being dirty? That’s probably the one thing I’ll never understand with humans: you guys are very big on cleanliness and it’s kind of annoying.
Is it really true that dogs actually hate cats?
Oh yes, 100 percent true. I can’t stand cats, I am genuinely confused as to why people love them so much. Cats could care less about you; they just lay around and only care about themselves. Also, think about it, there’s a reason why a dog is man’s best friend: because they know that cats are heartless.
What advice would you give to dog owners, or to people who want to be dog owners?
Honestly, just love your dog unconditionally; that’s all we want in life. You can do that by taking us for walks, playing with us or giving us treats. Dogs just want to feel like we belong, so having an owner by our side that wants to take care of us would be the absolute best thing in the world.
Lastly, who’s a good dog?
Me, of course!
*An article from the April Fool's Issue. Don't take anything in this issue too seriously.