Friday, August 31, 2007

Golden Reading Moments

Coming Event: Saturday, September 1, 2007, 11:00 a.m.

Join Lucky the Golden Retriever for R.E.A.D. story time

At The King’s English Bookstore in Salt Lake City

R.E.A.D. dogs are nationally certified therapy dogs from Intermountain Therapy Animals. They also have additional training and licensing as reading companions to promote literacy and help children find new ways of making reading fun. Though they can’t read they are very attentive and non-judgmental listeners when a child is reading a book to them. Currently Intermountain Therapy animals have licensed over 1300 R.E.A.D. teams in 48 states (the Dakotas are the only two where they do not have teams) and Canada, Poland, Japan, Belgium and Israel.

Article reprinted by permission of The King’s English. Photo from internet, source unknown

Today's post is dedicated to the memory of Sally Frances Haws, a Golden Retriever so special, she merited a middle name.


Carole Thayne said...

I try to read and or write with my cats, but they rub me constantly and for some reason like to plop down on my open laptop. I lost ten pages that way once on a final edit.

Janet Jensen said...

Yeah, my dogs have been known to step on the remote control and change the channel, or the volume, but they don't mess with my keyboard!

Ten pages? Yeow!


Candace E. Salima said...

Ten pages ouch!

Janet, I think this is a wonderful thing. Thank you for posting about it today.

Tristi Pinkston said...

How very fun! And I love the picture.