Cindie Hudson with her book “Yellow Dog,”
along with her two golden retrievers Harlee, left, and Seger, right.
A fun “tail” about therapy dogs visiting Sanibel, from the News and Tribune covering the surrounding areas of Jeffersonville, Indiana:
There’s a 72-hour period in a puppy’s development that’s ideal to see if they’d be ideal for service, rescue or therapy. Between their 28th and 31st days of life Harlee and Seger tested positively, and Cindie Hudson scooped them up.
Children who read to Harlee and Seger, whether it be during the library’s PAWS to Read program or during visits to area schools, improve remarkably, both in reading comprehension and speech skills. Hudson saw such progress from the animal-facilitated therapy that she wrote a children’s book in hopes to increase literacy among children.
The book, “Yellow Dog,” is about Harlee and Seger’s interactions on a 2019 vacation to Sanibel Island, Florida.
Hudson said that she was watching how her dogs observed coconuts on a palm tree, children building sandcastles and the ocean coming and going from the shore and she started writing the story …
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