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.