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#1 Mrs Blithe

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 04:13 AM

. . . Delaney had been thinking about this for quite a while actually. She really liked watching Astrid's cat, Loki, interacting with their students at Pre-Hogwarts Primary and thought it might be a good idea to introduce another pet or two to their summer program. It couldn't hurt at least, right? And kids liked animals, she'd noticed. After talking it over with Astrid, who'd seemed thrilled with the idea, the former Hufflepuff had made her way to Diagon Alley to see what they had.

. . . It had taken her a while to figure out what she was going to get. It couldn't be a cat, or a rat, or a toad, or an owl. If their parents didn't already have those animals at home, any older siblings or cousins already attending Hogwarts likely had them, and even if that wasn't the case for all of them, those were the animals they'd be seeing all the time in their commons and dorms as soon as they got to Hogwarts. Delaney wanted something a bit more interesting for them.

. . . Eventually she'd settled on a miniature pig, and a double ended newt. She was fairly confident most of their students hadn't had a lot of interaction with either animal, and they were just so cute she couldn't resist! Arriving early to PHP on the morning they'd decided to introduce the new animals to their students, Delaney grinned at Astrid as the animals wandered around the room. "I am a bit worried about one of them stepping on the newt or it sneaking into their bags and going home with them or something. We'll need to make sure they're accounted for before the kids leave every day."

. . . Walking over to the chalkboard and waving her wand at a piece of chalk, she turned to Astrid. "So, we're letting them suggest the names, and then we'll vote? Or, let the mentors vote? Sorry, what was the plan again?" She sometimes had the bad habit of not paying close enough attention to details. But fortunately, Astrid was always on top of these things.

. . . "Loki, no!" Astrid laughed as her fluffy white cat stalked curiously after the little pig, swatting its curly-tailed bum as it oinked and waddled away as quick as its stubby legs would carry it. The cat "mrr'ed" and jumped up onto a shelf near the door, ready to swat at the first ickle head who entered the classroom. He never really hurt them, but some jumped satisfyingly, so he always tried.

. . . "This was such a great idea," she gushed for about the thousandth time, thrilled to have the new additions to the classroom. "We should definitely make sure they're all accounted for every day. The piggy might be tough to slip in a bag, but the newt, no so much." Or was it newts? She still wasn't quite sure what was the appropriate designation for the critter(s?).

. . . "We'll work something out with the voting," she added, not too worried about it. She wanted to involve their mentors, definitely, but of course she and Mrs B. would review the list before letting the ickles vote for their favorites, and she mentioned as much. Everything would be just ducky!

. . . The ickles had begun filing in, and Astrid clasped her hands gleefully as she watched their faces light up upon noticing the new pets. "You guys are so lucky," she said happily as everyone took their seats with a bit more excited chatter than usual. "Mrs Blithe has got a few special somethings for all of us to share!" And she gestured for the older woman to reveal the exciting news, reaching down to pick up the newt and ready to display it, since it wasn't quite so visible as the minipig.

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PHP is getting pets this year! I hope you're all excited. Mrs Blithe has gone and bought herself a miniature pig and a double ended newt that she'll be bringing with her to PHP all summer. You're all welcome to RP interacting with them in your classroom RPs & HW as well as RPs in Crystal Fountain Park. We do ask that you be nice to them of course, but we're hoping this gives you all a little something extra to add to your RPs. And don't forget about Loki, Miss McManus' Turkish Angora!

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Feel free to post here, RPing your reaction to the news about the new pets, and if you'd like to suggest names for them, simply post the code below at the bottom of your post with your name suggestions. We'll probably close this in a week or two, so get your posts in here! Once we've narrowed down to the top three names for each category, you'll all be able to vote on your favorite, and the names with the most votes wins!

The gender of the animals is currently unspecified, so you may suggest either male or female names, or ambiguous ones!

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Hamlet
Newt Head One: Hansel
Newt Head Two: Gretel

[font=georgia][size=4][b][i][color=mediumvioletred]what's in a name?[/i][/b][/color][/size][/font] [font=palatino linotype][list][color=sienna][b]Mini Pig:[/b][/color] 
[b][color=orangered]Newt Head One:[/color][/b] 
[b][color=deepskyblue]Newt Head Two:[/color][/b]  [/font][/list]

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And of course, credit for those images goes to
the lovely people who draw our shop items <3

Edited by Miss Astrid McManus, 12 May 2013 - 04:36 PM.

#2 Lucas Welnicki

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:19 PM

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Beauregard
Newt Head One: Bonnie
Newt Head Two: Clyde

#3 Malcom Hayes

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:24 PM

Malcom entered the classroom and immediately noticed the miniature pig running around. They’d finally found a way to make class interesting. Luckily for Mrs. Blithe, he could tell that it was not the same pig that he had asked his parents to buy him. Maybe there was a backpack or something in the lost and found that he could ‘borrow’ that the little pig would fit in so he could smuggle it home. There was plenty of food in his packed lunch that he could feed the pig little tidbits throughout the day so it wouldn’t make a fuss when he tried to pack it up and sneak it out.

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Lil’ Bacon
Newt Head One: Fred
Newt Head Two: George

#4 Anthony McPherson

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:10 AM

Out of all things to expect when you went into Pre-Hogwarts Primary, Anthony had to admit that he did not expect pets. Nor did he expect a double ended newt just like the one he'd seen in Diagon Alley a couple of weeks ago. And a pig. A plain, old boring pig that without a doubt upon closer inspection - ha! As if he was getting close to that - would smell like Alexa's morning breath. The newt was cool, though. He wanted it. In his pocket. So that he could take it home.

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Hamlet Romeo-Macbeth-Othello the Fourteen-point-sixth
Newt Head One: Abbott
Newt Head Two: Costello

#5 Geoffrey Quattrone

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:42 AM

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Sir Oinker Porker the Twelfth (nicknamed Oinkz)
Newt Head One: Rainbow
Newt Head Two: Bright

#6 Colette Berdette

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:50 AM

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Chocolote
Newt Head One: Sparkle
Newt Head Two: Glitter

#7 Gemini C. Renaldi

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

what's in a name? Mini Pig: mini me
Newt Head One: mi
Newt Head Two: yu

#8 Draculous Knightly

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Porcus (Latin for Pig), Porky for short.
Newt Head One: Fred(die)
Newt Head Two: George

#9 Valkyrie Reinhold

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:01 AM

Valkyrie could've blown her blast-ended skrewt at the sight of what awaited her in class today. Normally, the first few days of this Summer Vacation boarding school madness had been pretty uneventful. It was a lot like being back home in Germany, only the student's voices were a lot less guttural. Most of the people she had encountered had either avoided her or were too shy and caught up in their own business to talk to her. Really, only her dormmate had said a few passing words, and Kyrie had already forgotten her name (whoops!).

Finally, things showed a sign of looking up, with that itty bitty, teeny tiny PIG! If anybody had a question about the blonde's sanity, they'd soon find out their assumptions were well founded.

"HOLY COW, is that a PIG?" the eleven-year-old shouted as she burst to the front of the class. Magical creatures? Who cared about those? That rainbow newt thing was just a novelty. Owls? Saw 'em every day. MINI PIGS? NO WAY!

"Maybe I should've said holy pig instead..." the student muttered aloud, glancing at the ceiling thoughtfully. Never mind what the kids around her thought, clearly, the fact that there was a pig in the room was more important.

To make matters worse, the socially uncouth girl's stomach rumbled. "Maybe I shouldn't have skipped breakfast either," she added. The thought of bacon was just too prevalent now.

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Brautwurst
Newt Head One:
Newt Head Two:

#10 Merril Bursnell

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:32 AM

what's in a name? Mini Pig:Lancelot
Newt Head One: Harry Potter
Newt Head Two: Not Harry Potter

#11 Lumina Hensley

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:09 PM

With a magical veterinarian for a mother, Lumina had grown up with animals constantly around her. It just came with the territory. Her mother had clients at the house all the time. In addition, the family had at least ten pets at any given moment. You'd think she would get annoyed of them, or at the very least bored, but that was not the case. She loved each animal that passed through that door (except, of course, for the frogs and toads). Therefore, when she pranced into Pre-Hogwarts Primary that morning, she couldn't keep the grin off her face.

"Those are for us?" she exclaimed, jumping up to see them better. The pig was nothing new to her, though still exciting because it was an animal. What caught her attention more was the newt. Lumina couldn't remember her mother ever taking care of one. It had two heads, which meant double the fun! She giggled and wrote down her suggestions for names. The perfect ones, in her opinion, came to mind easily. Grinning down at her list, she realized there was a pattern.

Maybe she should've had breakfast that morning.

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Pancake
Newt Head One: Peanut Butter
Newt Head Two: Jelly

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

what's in a name? Mini Pig: Pepper
Newt Head One: Cap
Newt Head Two: Tony

#13 Astrid McManus

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

This thread is now (officially) closed! Thank you all for your suggestions!

Please be patient and keep an eye out--we have to do a few more things to get this set up, but sometime fairly soon we should have another announcement and voting for their names!

Just so it's clear... you are welcome to RP with our class pets already, they just have not officially been named yet... so have fun!

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