Dear students,

I promise, we won’t bite. I’m a long-time Gambier resident, I often take my Golden Retriever, Sandy, on a walk through north campus.

It’s okay to say ‘hello,’ even make eye contact, although I’ve heard that in some large, urban areas, that’s not acceptable behavior. But this is Gambier, Ohio.

We won’t bite. And if you’re missing the canine you left behind at home, Sandy would love to meet you. She is a trained and certified therapy dog.


Phil Samuell


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