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Puppy Pals

Posted April 7, 2021, 11:39 a.m. by Lieutenant Junior Grade Ilena Keelara Rox (Assistant Researcher - Abell (Medical)) (Jennifer Ward)

Posted by Ensign Misana Kahl (Scientist (Archeologist/Anthropologist)) in Puppy Pals

Ilena had brought Thor in to get his evaluation done with the CSO. Now that they were done, and Thor was totally enamoured with the Ferengi scientist they were on their way out to so that Ilena could get the rest of her check-ins finished. Thor had other ideas though. He yipped, actually yipped, something he hadn’t done since he was a puppy. He walked beside her until they got to the door of a lab and he started nosing around the bottom, whinning excidely. MOM! There’s another dog in there! Can we go in? Please? PLEEEEEAAAASE! Thor looked at her and then back at the door, his tail wagging wildly.
Lt Rox and Thor

Misana had been quietly writing reports when she realised her own dog’s ears perk up suddenly, twitching her own ears towards the sudden noise she looked to the door, having sensitive and strong hearing came in handy sometimes to identify new guests. Smiling, the Caitian called for them to come in. Neither had really seen other dogs on the ship before. The large St Bernard chose to stay close to her owner, unsure on whether or not it was okay to go play.
“Welcome! little guy got excited huh?”

~ Ensign Misana Kahl, Archaeologist / Anthropologist

Ilena entered, Thor politely at her side. Ilena grinned at the ‘little guy’ comment. Neither dog, now that she could see what had gotten Thor so excited, was small. “Yes he did. He’s not been around many other animals in awhile. And certainly no other dogs since he was a puppy.” Thor’s tail was wagging happily, tongue lolling. He stood still, not getting into anything but it was obvious he was eager to make a friend. “This is Thor, and I’m Ilena. We just arrived on board a couple of hours ago.”
Lt. Rox

Misana stepped away from her desk, smiling politely. She had been eager to make more friends since she came back from leave, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
“I’m Misana, and this big ball of fluff is Gemini! Welcome aboard!”
Misana resembled a humanoid version of a brown tabby cat, her eyes were a mis-matched blue and green, while her hair was long and curly reaching down towards her coccyx. She had minimal fur on her skin, but the fur surrounding her ears and tail made up for it. Her tail was a fluffy long string-like appendage that usually had a bow and a bell tied around the end, usually so people would know when she was around since her footsteps were so light and airy.
She giggled and motioned something towards Gemini, which was their universal language for “Go on then”. Upon seeing this gesture, the large dog walked up to Thor to sniff about.

~ Ensign Misana Kahl, Archaeologist / Anthropologist

Ilena grinned and looked at the dog. “Hello Gemini. You are beautiful.” She turned back to Thor and nodded, and he very eagerly pranced forward in happiness to greet Geimini. HI! Hi hi hi! Ilena turned back to Misana. “I am really sorry we disrupted your work. But I am very glad Thor is getting to make a friend. Where’s a good place to take him to run? He has a LOT of energy. We layed over on Maxia and he was able to run outside for hours while we were there. Being back on a star ship is going to be disappointing for him.”
Lt Rox

Gemini, who had been calm and collected due to being a service dog, finally felt like she could join in with playing and sort of echoed Thor’s movements. Misana chuckled lightly
“No it’s okay! it’s always nice to have visitors! I usually let Gemini run around the ship while I work or tend to other matters, she always knows the way back”
she shuffled around the room for a second before coming back to Ilena holding a tray with a few ingredients which resembled tea leaves
“Tea … or herbal drink?”

~ Ensign Misana Kahl, Archaeologist / Anthropologist

“Thor is very well behaved, unfortunately if I left him on his own he’d just follow me. I think he thinks I need watching after.” Thor’s head popped up at his name and then he doggy snorted and looked at Gemini. Yes my mommy needs looking after. She’d forget to eat if I didn’t make her feed me. And all those PaDDs lying around. She forgets to talk to people. And sleep! Do you know how many days a week I have to steal her stuff and hide it so she’ll sleep? Too many, that’s how much. “Do you have any Jestral Tea? It’s from Betazed, and the computer never gets it right. I was going to try and get some on my layover, on Maxia, but there was none to be found.”
Lt Rox
Thor

Misana thought for a second then nodded, she went to the storage cupboard nestled in an alcove in the lab and took out a small air tight container. She made the tea then walked back over to Ilena and handed her a mug full of Jestral tea.
“I tend to collect teas and anything to make warm beverages! I find a nice cup of tea can start friendships”

Ilena took the cup gratefully and inhailed the familiar aroma. “Thank you, this is wonderful.” She sipped the Jestral tea slowly, savoring the familiar taste. Ilena didn’t get homesick, but a reminder every once in awhile was nice. “What do you study, Misana?” Ilena was genuinely insterested. She loved to talk ‘shop’ no matter whose shop she was in.

Gemini mimicked most of Thor’s behaviour, between training to be a service dog and then actually working, she never really had time to interact with other dogs. And wasn’t particularly good at it.

~ Ensign Misana Kahl, Archaeology / Anthropology

Thor pounced down to the floor his head down tail up and tongue lolling out the side of his mouth waiting for Gemini to do the same. It was proper doggy etiquette to make sure the other dog wanted to play first.
Lt Rox and Thor


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