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Discover the inner-most thoughts of our favorite dawg!

Join Wesley as he adventures around campus and experiences life as a TWU Bulldog. You'll discover his favorite places to hang out, eat and enjoy a game or two. Follow along each week as he takes you to a new place!

My favorite Olympic sport to watch is swimming. Yes, that’s right. I am one of those dogs that doesn’t have a fear of water; however, I still hate baths.

It’s Wednesday which means Katie Ledecky is swimming for two possible gold medals tonight, the 1500m and 200m freestyle. I have no doubt in my mind that she will win the 1500m freestyle, but I am worried about the 200m. Ever since Ariarne Titmus beat her in the 400m freestyle, I am unsure if Ledecky can win the 200m race. I’ve never been a fan of Australians ever since that Australian Shepard broke my heart back in 2020. I just hope Ledecky can beat her and then turn around and win the 1500m freestyle shortly after. 

It amazes me how someone can swim for over 15 minutes straight. I need to get lessons from  Ledecky or Phelps because right now, my doggy paddle isn’t too fast. I wonder if the Olympic committee would consider adding the doggy paddle to the individual medley.

Anyways, I am excited to watch the Olympics tonight in the Colloms Campus Center game room. The chairs are comfortable and have a drink stand, which is perfect because I will be getting food at Burketts. My favorite items on the menu are the chicken tenders or the Philly cheese steak. I think I’m going to go with the latter of the two choices tonight. You know what they say? The big dogs gotta eat. 

The Olympics always makes me think why there isn’t one for animals. The best that we have is The National Dog Show and then those frisbee catching competitions, which I won one of those back in my day. Anyways, if anyone wants to watch the USA win some medals, you know where I’ll be; grab some food and join me in supporting our men and women as they compete to bring home the gold. Splish splash paddywack give a dog a bone, and give the USA a gold medal.   

I apologize for the hiatus. The weather in August was nice, so I haven’t been inside to write anything. I’ve been spending my free time outside doing numerous summer activities. I’ve been hiking in Pigeon Forge, attended some TWU soccer games, ate lots of butter pecan ice cream, and went biking. I know what you’re thinking, and yes, some dogs can ride a bike; not all dogs have to ride in the side cars. I do have bad news though; one of my friends I went hiking with last week tested positive for COVID-19. Now I have to go get tested because even though I am vaccinated, I can still test positive.

Luckily, Tennessee Wesleyan’s new health services partner, McMinn Primary Care, offers COVID-19 testing, as well as the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. For those of you who are unvaccinated, I highly recommend you get vaccinated; you’re protecting not only yourself but also those around you who are unable to get the vaccination. Their office is close to campus, only about a mile away on Washington Avenue, so it was very convenient for me.

They were super friendly and told me all about their office. Their hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. They told me to relay the message that TWU students will have access to basic care, such as physical exams, general checkups, and prescription writing, at no cost. Also, that additional services, such as flu and strep tests, x-rays, various testing, and blood work are available at a discounted rate, or through the student’s insurance carrier. They have three locations that students have access to: Madisonville, Etowah, and the one here in Athens.

My test came back negative, and since I am vaccinated, I do not have to quarantine. Not having to quarantine is great news because there are events I am excited about, like the trip to go see the Atlanta Braves play. Until next time, Godspeed and go Bulldogs!