“Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.”

― Bess Streeter Aldrich (b. February 17, 1881 – d. August 3, 1954)

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program

This is such a great idea.


“The Shelter Buddies Reading Program at the Humane Society of Missouri was designed to help our shelter dogs become more adoptable. Participants sit outside of the dogs kennel and read to them, which helps shy dogs learn to relax around people, while teaching high-energy dogs that calm behavior is desirable. When children read stories to the dogs, it also helps them develop their own reading skills.”

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