Blossom, the Pink Poodle, is a rock star during visit to Stratford

Blossom listens to Stratford senior quarterback Noah Hill call signals from the bench.


Blossom, the pink poodle of the Cherry Blossom Festival, paid a visit to Stratford on Thursday.

She was brought to the school by owner Paul Williams. The 7-year-old poodle posed for hundreds of photographs in the main lobby before taking a trip down the hall to the Middle School.

Later, the Pink Poodle went to the preschool and visited every classroom.

Blossom received her coat of “Manic Panic” dye on Monday afternoon and is ready for the festival, which began on Friday.

Jaime Kaplan, Stratford’s tennis coach and director of alumni, will serve a grand marshal in Sunday’s festival parade.