11 Questions for Cash the Dog

Welcome back to the POP QUIZ! This is a regular, yet totally unexpected, feature where we ask students, parents, staff, our friends, and partners to answer a few questions about what they are learning, reading, and thinking about. Today we feature Cash, a Bernese Mountain Dog who volunteers with the Science Club at Edison Environmental Science Academy along with Teresa Miller. [We featured Teresa in an earlier post here.  And if you missed the post on the Science Club’s 2020 Champ award, you can find it here.]

Part of the volunteer team who makes Science Club so successful, Cash is well-behaved and humble. So while he didn’t bring it up, Teresa shared that he also has a drafting title. As she explained it, Bernese Mountain Dogs are originally from Switzerland. Historically, they pulled carts of milk from farms to the town. And because Cash has actually pulled a cart, he boasts a drafting (carting) title.

In the spring of last school year, we popped this quiz on Cash in Edison’s library as he was getting ready for students to come in for Science Club. Teresa was there to help with translating. Cash has been very patient in waiting for his interview to be published. Good boy!

Alright, Cash: pencil out, paws on your own paper. Good luck.

Pop Quiz

We don’t normally ask this of our volunteers, but what is your age?

I’m 8 ½ in dog years and 58 in people years.

What year did you start volunteering with the Science Club?

2012. I was a teenager.

Cash with some of the other volunteers he works with during Science Club. (Photo taken last school year.)

In one sentence, how would you describe your volunteer work?

Pet me, pet me, pet me!

What do you love best about volunteering?

Did I say, Pet me?

What type of training did you need to do to prepare for your volunteer position?

I had to pass two tests: Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog.

Would you recommend volunteering to other dogs?

Yes, the kids are the best kind of friends to have. I love kids! I also volunteer at the Bronson Children’s Hospital two times a month.

What’s your favorite word right now?

Cookies.

What do you do in your leisure time?

Mostly spend time with my mom. She does lots of fun stuff. We like to go camping, swimming, dock-diving, and lots of walks.

Cash with his mom, Teresa Miller.

Are you more a wagger or a barker?

Definitely a wager. I only bark to alert my mom of strangers, or if she asks me too.

Favorite rap artist: Snoop Dogg or Bow Wow?

Snoop, for sure.

Anything else we should know about you?

I like to brag about my kids. I have over thirty and they are all very good looking and smart. One lives with me. His name is Cruz. He just turned three.

Thank you, Cash, for hanging out with us at Ask Me About My 12,000 Kids.