Thursday, May 26, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Unkas Goes to School

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Unkas - a gorgeous, black German Shepherd who is a reading dog. "A what" you say... Well, I said the same thing until I did a little research. Reading dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. This past week, I met Unkas at one of "his schools" and witnessed this first hand. These children (and teachers) absolutely love Unkas! Their teacher said that many of these children have improved their reading tremendously since they began reading to Unkas. Below is a logo I created for him and also some pics from my visit to one of his classes.

Unkas getting some attention from his friends.

On this particular day, Unkas brought his little sister, Hershey. This is her showing off her tricks to the class.
Hershey, hanging out watching the kids.

When they sat down to read, Unkas immediately laid his head down on the pillow to listen. Absolutely amazing!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Capri Twin Theater

I have so many fond memories of going to this theater as a child. Mostly, I remember Mr. Jacobs (the owner) who walked around with his flashlight - we were always on the lookout for him because we were usually in an movie we weren't supposed to be in. So happy that this theater is still in operation.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

Mom and JD

That is pitiful!