Thursday, April 22, 2010

Read To Me!

Recently, a notice in the newspaper caught my eye. No, not a special on Botox* -- well, actually, I did jot down a phone number about that -- but that is another story!
This was something totally different. It was entitled:

Read to A Dog!


Yep, our local library has a "Read to a Dog" program. It not only benefits the readers, by providing them out-loud reading practice, but also gives a little doggie an opportunity to listen to a book! Miss Maddy was on-board when I mentioned it to her, so last Sunday afternoon, we went off to our local library at her assigned time.

She was a wee bit nervous (she always is at new things) and she wanted me to sit right next to her. The dog's owner was sitting there with her dog, Tucker, so I sat a little ways away listening. Maddy had so much fun and I daresay Tucker enjoyed it too, though the story seemed to make him a little sleepy. He was a perfect little guy and his owner said that she found him at the shelter 8 years ago. He didn't exactly want to get his picture taken, but isn't he cute!


12 comments:

Courtney said...

What a cute idea. I often tell my students when they say that no one will listen to them, read to your dog!!!

Casey said...

That's an interesting program!! lol. Such cute pictures!!

Love Letters To China said...

What a great program for children to practice reading out loud!

Jodee Leader said...

I think this is a fabulous idea! What a cute puppy too! Before you know it, Maddy will have her own puppy to read to! You won't need to go to the library! HA HA!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

How fun! Now u have to get a puppy!

Lea
xo

Gail said...

Have never heard of a program like this before Janet, sounds awesome.

Had to LOL at your Botox comment...I hear ya sister! ;)

The Byrd's Nest said...

What a cute idea! He looks like a dog from a movie I have seen but I can't remember which one????

Kam said...

What a fantastic idea! And she's adorable as ever!

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a neat idea! I've never heard of something like this before, but how absolutely wonderful for early readers who might still feel a little self-conscious. LOVE it!

Alyson and Ford said...

Great idea! Cute too!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Jeanneoli said...

What a wonderful idea!!!

Tracey said...

What a cute idea! I'm sure the kids loved it!!! My poor son is very allergic to dogs, so unfortunately, that wouldn't work for us...love the idea though!

:)T