Thursday, February 17, 2011

Alex The Cat Goes To School

Who knew that participating in Alex the cat's "Hey, Want A Piece Of Me?" giveaway would encourage a first grade boy named Lenox focus on his lessons in class? And who knew that a simple yet silly bumper sticker would make a sometimes grumpy/sometimes bored student giggle and smile? 

Just like any child who is sometimes bored and sometimes grumpy, Lenox finds ways to amuse himself and one of the "amusing" things he did was to tear his name tag to shreds yesterday morning.  When I found that out, I knew Alex the cat would be the perfect replacement: not only was he indestructible but he would also be the purrfect spy

Before Alex found his true calling as a spy he was living on the cover of my tutoring notebook which turned him into a sometimes bored/sometimes grumpy cat but I didn't know where to place him until Lenox came along.

When I introduced Lenox to Alex it was love at first sight! Silly Lenox immediately began moving Alex from one side of the table to the other to see if Alex's eyes would follow him and when he passed the test Lenox said,"Alex is really watching me!"

So I sacrificed my prized bumper sticker this afternoon in the hopes that Lenox will feel especially loved and watched over tomorrow and all through the year! I hope Lenox smiles as soon as he sees his constant  friend tomorrow morning! 

What do think his reaction will be? Do you think he'll be on his best behavior from now on?


  1. What a great idea! Sometimes you need to try different things to reach a child....nice job.

  2. Oh April.... Alex is so happy to have made a new friend in Lenox, and is so honored that he brightened that little boy's day...When Alex and I made these stickers, we did it in fun, as a spoof. Never, in our wildest dreams did we think any good would come from them. This story makes both Alex and my heart smile.... I wish I could see Lenox's face tomorrow when he sees the sticker, and reads your sweet note. Lenox is a very lucky guy, to have such a wonderful and caring teacher like you. Alex sends you and Lenox big hugs!

  3. What a sweet story and a very smart ting to do.

  4. What a wonderful idea, we sure hope it helps!

  5. Awww Miss April!!! Me and Charlie so know that Alex the Cat will help Lenox feel loved and watched over!! Yay!!!!! What a great teacher you are!! Take care

  6. By the title, we thought you were going to try to train a cat!

    Sounds like a great idea, hope it works.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & bella

  7. OMD, that is adorable! Alex would be so proud!

    Your pal, PIp

  8. I love Alex, I love Hilary and I love YOU! I think this is genius and so unselfish of you. I think Alex will work wonders on this little boy! I am sure Hilary is just BEAMING with pride!

  9. We don't know the story behind Alex, but we bet there was a little boy with a big smile. We hope to see an update to his reaction:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  10. Beautiful story.....
    Happy weekend,


  11. Hey April!
    Wow, I think that's really cool! Very good idea and I think it will work great. Kids and pets were made for each other! Keep us posted.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP


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