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Local youngsters cozy up with dogs over books

Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2012 2:00 am

A curious scene unfolds each Wednesday afternoon in the children’s section at the Montrose Regional Library as local therapy dogs can be found sitting attentively while local youngsters read to them as part of the library’s Reading to Rover program.

On Wednesday, 8-year-old Lucas Rose, a student at Johnson Elementary School, was reading “Dogs, Dogs!” to a Labrador retriever named Jet, a local therapy dog owned by Karen Wallis. Wallis has owned Jet for six years and has been participating in the Reading to Rover program for five years. She said she also takes Jet to local schools and senior facilities.

As for Rose, who is also a veteran of the Reading to Rover program, the experience allows him to hone his reading-aloud skills in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. It’s also something he enjoys.

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