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Happy Thursday to all of our furiends!
Our Tip of the Day:Have you heard the stories about shelters where school kids practice their reading skills by reading to the adoptable animals? And did you know that there are reported cases of abused or otherwise traumatized dogs gaining trust in a human by being read to? Reading to an animal can be very beneficial, both to the animal and to the human. It can indeed be considered a form of interaction, communication, and socialization, not to mention that reading is great for the human mind. This exercise can be especially beneficial to those animals that are more timid or not yet certain of the trustworthiness of humans. It is, of course, important to use a calm and quiet voice in such cases. That being said, your calm voice reading aloud can be soothing to an animal, like a sound machine, and can give the furbaby the chance to observe you and get to know you without feeling threatened. So, if you have or know of a furbaby that is on the timid side when it comes to humans, consider reading to them. What's more, perhaps consider looking into reading programs at your local shelters or rescue groups, or inquire as to how one could be started. Reading really does matter!