Kudzu did a good job. He laid at mom's feet for most of the presentation and then loved on the kids a bit towards the end. Scarlet is a seasoned pro at these kinds of things. She loves the attention and works well in this setting.
A few days later Kudzu was invited to come back to his home-town's library to participate in the same presentation. (Considering that six weeks ago Kudzu's former owner had no regard for Kudzu's life and had chosen to have him put to sleep rather than deal with the burden of a 'disabled' dog, we think it is pretty cool that Kudzu is now teaching kids (and adults) how to be responsible dog owners.) This time Kudzu even appeared in a local newspaper.
There were several children at this library that were afraid of dogs. We hope we helped them overcome that fear and learn that dogs just want to love and be loved.
Mom says that I'm not quite ready to participate in programs like this just yet. I lack the calm personality that Kudzu displays. Upon accompanying mom to the library for kids to read to me last week, I well demonstrated her point. For one, I don't understand the "no talking" rule. Ok, hoo-mans, that is just dumb. How else do I get your attention without destroying something? So I barked a few or ten times. Is there really any harm in that? Mom says the best display of my true puppy-like tendencies came as we were leaving the library. I didn't quite understand that the glass doors had to be pushed open. So I attempted to walk through them. Twice. Neither time was successful. Each time brought a roar of laughter from those looking on. (I thought they were suppose to be quiet in the library too!)
So now I'm a big goof. As long as it makes my family smile, I guess that's reward enough.
Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack