Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thimble Thursday: The Librarian



Welcome to the library!

If you need anything, just head on over to the help desk. The librarian is quite friendly, not to mention ridiculously adorable.


Happy Thursday to all of our furiends!


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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!

8 comments:

  1. Thimble, we forgot our library card. Will you still let us check out a book?

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  2. Oh Thimble, you are just such a pretty Librarian and you sure are doing a great job. We would love to check out a book. You all have a great day.

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  3. Thimble is the cutest librarian ever. It looks like you carry a lot of Dean Koontz in your library :) Excellent tip, cats and reading go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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  4. We'd love to check-out your library. My peeps are listening to books during their commute to and from work. They say that it's not as good as reading a real book but it's way better than not "reading" at all or listening to people's inane conversations.

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  5. I bet libraries would be hot spot destinations if all librarians looked like that.

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  6. This is hands down my favorite blog post of the day!!! (I wonder why...MOL)

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  7. Where would I find reference books about cat, Thimble?

    TW reads me the clues to her crossword puzzle and I think she expects me to know the answers. MOL!

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  8. Wow, we would love it if our library had a librarian as cute as Thimble!

    We have a reading program at PAWS like the one you mentioned. It's so good for the animals, and the children. :)

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