Sunday, July 14, 2013


Recently my husband and I paid a visit to the local Humane Society. I was quite tickled to see a young woman, a volunteer, sitting in a pen with a small dog on her lap. She was reading a children's book aloud to the dog and he was fascinated. I asked her about it and she told me they read to the dogs because they like the sound of a human voice. By the way, there were two more small dogs in the pen next to that one and they seemed to be enjoying the experience as much as the dog in the young woman's lap.

I remember reading somewhere that there is a program where children are told to read aloud to dogs. The purpose of this is to help the child read without feeling their reading is being judged. This is supposed the build the child's confidence so they will get over the fear of reading out loud in class.

Apparently reading benefits animals and humans alike. I love to read and I love to be read to. I highly recommend it to everyone.

By the way, we adopted a cute little Cheagal (Chihuahua/Beagle) named Bandon. He is well mannered, housebroken, loving and eager to please. I recommend that anyone interested in adopting a pet check with the local Humane Society. I'm very glad we did!