Lonely Library Dog Now Has Many Wanting To Read Him A Story

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15 Feb 2018 01:41 - +2608
Greyhounds are the sweetest dogs - more like cats in that they are very low energy and sleep most of the day. They always look lonely and sad (aside from when they show their goofy overbite or roll around on their back).
15 Feb 2018 01:46 - +1249
>Twice a month, Sting visits a Minnesota library so that young kids can read to him as part of a program called Paws to Read. He's participated for the last two years. Paws to Read is a great name! Pawesome story!
15 Feb 2018 02:00 - +388
Saw this a few days ago and it inspired me to take my kids to our local Paws To Read this week. I’d never heard of it until I read about Sting— it’s a great program! I highly recommended it for young readers.
15 Feb 2018 01:37 - +377
This is awesome. What an amazing program for kids, I love the pic of the second dog. This is probably heaven for both parties.
15 Feb 2018 02:16 - +294
15 Feb 2018 01:40 - +192
I hear greyhounds are some of the laziest dogs. I love them.
15 Feb 2018 01:48 - +108
This is such a fantastic idea for children who are shy or struggle with reading! I hope more libraries do something similar.
15 Feb 2018 01:47 - +71
This shit makes me so proud to be a Minnesotan
15 Feb 2018 02:04 - +24
I absolutely love this program. I am 31 myself and I would gladly read a story to the dog.
15 Feb 2018 01:50 - +22
That's not Sting! That's a picture of Sting!
15 Feb 2018 02:11 - +22
I did a program like this as a kid! My little brother and I went to our city's children's museum a couple times to read books to the dogs. It helped my brother with his reading (which he struggled with initially) and I loved both reading and dogs, so it was a win-win for me. Nowadays college campuses bring therapy dogs around. I just had them at my dorm last night.
15 Feb 2018 02:10 - +21
I don't think that second dog is listening to the story...
15 Feb 2018 03:23 - +21
I showed my girlfriend the picture last week and she began to cry. She felt really sorry for the dog :( Couldn’t give her a better update on Valentine’s day :) Good doggo, no more loneliness.
15 Feb 2018 01:54 - +21
I read of a shelter where kids that have trouble reading out loud, read stories to traumatized cats. Win win situation
15 Feb 2018 02:01 - +12
That's my hometown! Used to spend a lot of time at that library. It just got a complete remodel.
15 Feb 2018 01:59 - +10
I just want this to become a normal thing in all libraries.
15 Feb 2018 03:30 - +9
I'm so glad his owner tried specifically to cheer up all the people from the internet whose hearts broke when they read the original article.
15 Feb 2018 02:40 - +8
Long doggo boy does a big ol smiler
15 Feb 2018 02:01 - +7
Aaaahw, Sting. <3
15 Feb 2018 03:12 - +7
Then why does he still have that long face
15 Feb 2018 03:10 - +6
15 Feb 2018 02:22 - +5
15 Feb 2018 03:18 - +5
Unbelievable how not many people wanted to participate beforehand, I would have been ecstatic to have an opportunity to read to a dog. I'm in my 20s now and would still jump at the opportunity haha
15 Feb 2018 02:18 - +5
Well shit, send him to Houston I'll read to him.
15 Feb 2018 01:45 - +4
I love the idea of this program! How fantastic!
15 Feb 2018 02:39 - +4
Old Yeller had been banned though.
15 Feb 2018 02:35 - +3
>God dammit I came here because I thought it was a library, shit here comes another one Really though it is pretty awesome, especially if you're dyslexic where you need the ability to go at your own pace.
15 Feb 2018 01:56 - +3
I remember when I was in the 4th grade or so, our class would periodically read to the younger kids and help them with their reading. I would’ve loved to read to dogs too if we could!
15 Feb 2018 02:15 - +3
I didn’t know this was a thing, what a great idea. I should probably encourage our kid to read to the dog sometimes too.
15 Feb 2018 03:19 - +2
"hugged him for a full half-hour." *cries
15 Feb 2018 03:12 - +2
Why the long face?
15 Feb 2018 02:48 - +2
Lisa Loeb is a librarian now!
15 Feb 2018 02:47 - +2
Long boy
15 Feb 2018 02:46 - +2
15 Feb 2018 02:36 - +2
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15 Feb 2018 03:22 - +2
When I was a kid I went to church and the priest had 4 greyhounds rescued from one of those race track recovery programs. They were the sweetest dogs, he could easily let them run around the Sunday school without problems.
15 Feb 2018 02:03 - +2
Sign me up
15 Feb 2018 03:38 - +1
I used to be in that program in the early 2000's, one time I remember reading to a Jack Russell, it was suspiciously quiet the whole time. Well, turns out he peed over everything, gotta love puppies.
15 Feb 2018 03:46 - +1
His sbout is so lonk
15 Feb 2018 04:03 - +1
I called them just now, they've gotten so many calls they're booked until April :) i couldn't stop smiling throughout the call, they're such great people and they thanked me for taking time out and just omg 😫😊
15 Feb 2018 04:00 - +1
Thanks for posting. I was hoping this would happen
15 Feb 2018 03:55 - +1
Librarians Little Helper
15 Feb 2018 04:26 - +1
Why the long face?
15 Feb 2018 03:39 - +1
Aw he's a good boy. Libraries do all kinds of cool stuff like this. I started working at one a few months ago and didn't have a clue how much outreach they did. Parole kids, kids who can't get a ride, kids who can't afford books, job and career resources for all sorts, ebook and movie rentals, bookable study rooms, storytimes for children... I think parents especially should look at what their local libraries offer. The branches I work at have huge children's sections and a LOT of events for them.
15 Feb 2018 03:34 - +1
I'm an adult. I had no idea how much I wanted to read to a dog. Note to self: get dog.
15 Feb 2018 03:34 - +1
I was so sad but now im happy and want to meet this cute dog
15 Feb 2018 03:46 - +1
I remember as a child, a family friend stopped by our house, on the way to hike with half a dozen dogs. While they chatted, I climbed inside the car to [PET ALL THE DOGS!](http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/all-the-things) I pet each dog, in turn, and watched them wag their tails and smile at me. But one dog, no matter how well I pet, was just sad. I kept petting it, but it remained sad. I was pretty young, and got more and more and upset that this dog was sad, no matter how many pets it got. Finally, my sister told me to get out of her friend’s car, and found me crying. When they asked what was wrong, I sputtered something like, “I don’t know why this dog is so sad! I gave it lots of pets! What is it so sad?!?!” My sister laughed, startling me out of the meltdown I was moving towards. I looked at her friend, the dogs’ person, and she was covering her smile with her hand. She said, very gently to me, “That dog *is* happy. It’s face just looks like that. See how wiggling it’s butt like it’s wagging it’s tail? She’s happy. She just has a droopy face. She always looks like that, even when she’s happy. She liked the pets you gave her.” That day I learned that just because a dog had a smooshed or droopy face, didn’t mean it was sad.
15 Feb 2018 03:36 - +1
Libraries often have a program to help less confident readers practice their reading and get more comfortable by reading to a pet or an object. My local library checks out stuffed toys for this purpose.
15 Feb 2018 03:44 - +1
Is that Santa's Little Helper?
15 Feb 2018 03:41 - +1
I'm still not crying. You're crying.
15 Feb 2018 03:51 - +1
I grew up in the town next to White Bear Lake and loved to read from a young age, had this been a thing when I was a kid I would have done that every time it was available! What a great program and sweet looking dog.
15 Feb 2018 03:50 - +1
/r/OldManDog would love this story too, considering he’s 10!
15 Feb 2018 04:10 - +1
All libraries should have a resident pooch.
15 Feb 2018 03:51 - +1
15 Feb 2018 03:38 - +1
i love dogs. to me, they are the most precious animals. this is not to imply i don't like other animals; dogs are just my favorite. i can't pass a dog without petting them (i ask permission of course).
15 Feb 2018 04:03 - +1
That poor deer.
15 Feb 2018 03:37 - +1
Long boye does a hecking happy.

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