|Here's Scarlet and Momma at the library last summer.|
The first time I got to go with her was to a nursing home. There were lots of people in wheelchairs and scooters. There were also lots of new and strange smells. I wasn't too sure about all of it and for the life of me, I could not understand why all these strangers wanted to wipe their hands off on me!
A week went by after that visit and I found myself back in the same place. After lots of encouragement from Scarlet and Momma, I became excited. I really wanted to give love to these people who needed me. It felt good to have a purpose and this time it felt good when they ran their hands through my fur. I wasn't scared at all.
Yesterday I got to go visit again, but this time to a new place filled with kids! (I really like two-legged, short people.) Mom explained that my job was to lie still while the children took turns reading to me. It sounded easy enough.
As kids walked past me they all "oohed and ahhed" at me. It was ok cause I like the attention. Then I got to meet Michael! He walked me on the leash for a bit. I took the leash from him to show him I could walk myself. He laughed. I threw my body against the floor and wiggled and danced while Michael continue giggling at me. I knew this was going to work great. Then it was time to read. I did just as Mom had said and was still and quiet while I helped him sound the words out that he read from the page. He did a really good job! He read me a story about a yellow dog named Marley. Now that's a pooch who really knows how to have fun!!
Momma says I have a very bright future in store. She's right, of course!
|I liked it when Michael showed me the pictures.|
|Scarlet watched over me to make sure I did everything just right.|