Bau: The Magic of Play

It has been a while since I had children reading to me because of Covid but recently 
I had the opportunity to work with Daniel, a young boy who happens to live in
the same apartment building as I do.

Although I liked all the children that read to me either at the library on
the island here or at the library in Verdun, Daniel is my favorite. Daniel has
a lot of ENTHUSIASM and an hilarious IMAGINATION but what I like the most about
him is that he never forgets to PLAY.

I have noticed that adults, in particular, seem to have lost their ability
to play and that makes a dog like me, who loves to play, want to go to sleep. There’s
more to life than being serious all the time!

Another thing I really like about Daniel is his SUPER POWER to read my mind.
He knows just when I need a break and will tell my dog mom:

I think Bau needs
to run.

So, Daniel and I play a game of tag. But he is always way too fast for me.

Another neat thing about Daniel is that he uses his SUPER MIND READING POWER
to say:

Bau is tired of running

And then he gives me a little pat on my head. Which I love!

We then return to our desk and I continue to listen to him read his stories.
Playing for just a short time allows us to concentrate once more. I guess
that’s the MAGIC OF PLAY.

Sometimes, I see Daniel in the elevator and I can’t help myself. I get so excited and want to jump on him
because I’m so happy to see him even though in my dog therapy training I was told not to jump on people.

It’s really difficult for me not to express all the joy in my little heart when I see him.

Soon Daniel will be moving away and that makes me sad. Already I miss him.

27 thoughts on “Bau: The Magic of Play

  1. Oh, Bau, you must have so much fun reading with Daniel! There’s nothing like a book to unlock your inner superhero/supercreative self, and I know you helped Daniel to do that. I love reading with kids, too.

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  2. Bau, you are so lucky to have a boy come to read and play with you. Daniel sounds very special. We have to rely on our human mom and dad to entertain us. Mom is always on the computer writing stories but stops to take us for walks in the park and on the beach sometimes so its not a bad life. Dot and Lia, bow wow

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!.. Daniel will always have a place in your heart and never far away… “Life gives us brief moments with another, but sometimes in those brief moments we get memories that last a lifetime, So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.” (Author Unknown)… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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