Small Poodle at Large | Harper B. | Dog Blog | Dogwart's HeaderA lot of dogs have written in to find out what house I was assigned to at Dogwart’s. It’s a point of  contention to many readers, because no one wants to find themselves “in the dog house!” It turns out, the houses at Dogwart’s all correspond to the Hogwart’s houses: The houses are Ravenpaw, Hufflepup, Gryffindog, and Slytherhound.

Anyway, we were all in down-stays in the meadow when Professor Hagrid went inside his hut and emerged with a stool and the sorting hat. Everyone started barking and running around…Professor Hagrid was bellowing and his hair was wild. It was a bit chaotic at first! We were all so excited and nervous to find out what house we’d be in. Plus none of us really likes to wear hats.

Once we were all settled down again, the process started. My friend Honey, a golden doodle, was sorted into Ravenpaw. Then I watched a pitbull named Rex go to Slytherhound. Bach the German Shepherd is now a Gryffindog, and Mabel the coffee-colored standard poodle was sorted to Hufflepup.

Small Poodle at Large | Harper B. | Dog Blog | Dogwart's Sorting HatThen it was my turn. They put the sorting hat on me, which is really too big for little dogs. To tell you the truth, I started shaking a little bit…it was dark in there, the hat was mumbling away to itself, and when it got an idea it would shoot little lightning bolt strikes that would whir around the inside of the hat, then disappear with a pop and a puff of smoke. Small Poodle at Large | Harper B. | Dog Blog

Of course, I was hoping to be put into Gryffindog because I love Hermione Granger. I want to be just like her. The hat debated itself for quite a while. But in the end, it shouted: “Ravenpaw!” So I went over to join Honey.

So that’s the story, dogs. I’m in Ravenpaw. Soon I’ll tell you about flying practice!