Honorary Members

Greyscale image of Maizie, a corn snake

Maizie’s Expertise:

Slithering; Basking; Shedding; Eradicating Ophidiophobia.

Maizie The Snake.

Maizie is a sixteen year old Corn Snake whose ancestors meandered around the corn fields of California, snacking on mice and soaking up the heat of the sun. Some say Maizie is the calmest serpent to roam the earth, whilst others say she is simply lazy – either way, this sleek creature emits an aura of calmness and makes a wonderful companion for thinking deeply about puzzling design problems. Maizie believes any obstacle can be conquered with a little determination and her lack of limbs doesn’t hold her back; she has proven correct on numerous occasions of ‘great escapes’ over the years.

Lucy’s Expertise:

Picking apples and cherries off trees; Leaving muddy paw prints on the floor; Being cute; Eating fast.

Lucy the Dog.

Lucy is a black Labrador Retriever with an uncanny ability to detect human emotions and locate the nearest food source. As such, she can teach us humans a great deal about our own emotional wellbeing, how to be more mindful of projecting those emotions onto our environment and generally being more empathic towards others. Having a particularly sensitive nose and ears, the humans around her have learnt a great deal about sensory stimuli, which do not only overwhelm our four-legged friends, but also us humans on occasion. The Labrador Retriever breed is one of the most popular to be trained as guide dogs due to their loyal, calm and friendly nature. Her approach to inclusion is simple, she does not discriminate between humans and always greets them with a wagging tail and an open mind. She enjoys long walks, curling up on the sofa and only occasionally barks at the postman.

Bellini’s Expertise:

Yelling; Playing Fetch; Sleeping Awkwardly; Very Friendly.

Bellini The Cat.

Bellini is a 3 year old Ragdoll cat whose colours are officially champagne and red. She is very vocal and often sings a series of three vibrato high notes with the final note being elongated for dramatic effect, but now and again you will receive a single short note in recognition. She is very soft and fluffy, which means if you visit you will be leaving with some fur on your clothes.