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Does your dog read?

Meet Teddy. He dreams of becoming a reading mentor in a READ program. Some call them Reading to Dogs literacy programs, others say Sit, Stay, and Read. Teddy and I learned about these programs a number of years ago and he quickly became immersed in reading to anyone who would listen.

Teddy is one of 5 rescue dogs who live with me. Other members of the pack are Waco the Wonder Dog, a Great Pyrennes, whose ambition is to become a service therapy dog; Riley, a vociferous Cocker Spaniel who is a dedicated petrologist and has been rock collecting for years; Charlie, a 10-month old Pug and newest to join our clan; and Freddie, the dancing bear Maltese. The boys love reading and they have a particular passion for books that feature dogs. Like any reader, they are always in search of a good book so please share your favorites with them.

Over the last few years, the boys barked incessently about their desire to have their own blog. My Reading to Dogs blog is the result. I’ve combined my three passions: writing, reading, and dogs. I’ll be sharing information on dog literacy programs and everything and anything about dogs. I’ve heard rumors that the boys have their paws to paper and are pushing pens on paper. Apparently they have a lot to say and I’ve heard there may even be book reviews coming.

WRITERS: Looking for a positive way to promote your work and help literacy at the same time? Send a¬†photo of you and your dog reading together with your permission to post the photo vikksimmons@aol.com with subject line: Reading to Dogs photo, and I’ll post it to Reading to Dogs with your name, the name of your dog, the book’s title and anything else you add. (Yes, you can borrow a dog and no, it doesn’t have to be one of your books.) Act now before Teddy yaps at your heels in pursuit of a good book. Quick! Grab a book and a camera. Call your canine pal and read!


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    What an amazing program. I would love to get my puppy into reading, I think that in time she will love it. Thanks and I look forward to the updates.

  • http://purfectcatsupply.com cat supplies

    What an amazing program. I would love to get my puppy into reading, I think that in time she will love it. Thanks and I look forward to the updates.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/vikksimmons Vikk Simmons

    One more puppy reading is a good thing. I’m sure she will love it and you’ll love it even more. Hope you visit my Reading to Dogs blog now and then and let me know how you’re puppy is doing. I’m such a dog fanatic. :)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/vikksimmons Vikk Simmons

    One more puppy reading is a good thing. I’m sure she will love it and you’ll love it even more. Hope you visit my Reading to Dogs blog now and then and let me know how you’re puppy is doing. I’m such a dog fanatic. :)

  • http://corramcfeydon.blogspot.com/ Corra McFeydon

    Aw, what a sweet idea. I don’t have dogs, but if I did I’d read to them now and then. :-)
    – Corra
    The Victorian Heroine

  • http://corramcfeydon.blogspot.com/ Corra McFeydon

    Aw, what a sweet idea. I don’t have dogs, but if I did I’d read to them now and then. :-)
    – Corra
    The Victorian Heroine