Monday, August 27, 2012

Yes, we are still

A quick note from Boomer's Mom -

Frequent READers with the Cobb County Public Library dogs may have noticed a change in our (the handlers') shirts over the past few weeks.  Several teams decided to join CAREing Paws, which still a part of the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program sponsored by Intermountain Therapy Animals.  We wanted to work with a group based closer to home (Newnan instead of Central Florida) and have the opportunity to do more animal assisted therapy work.  Boomer and I had been visting my grandmother's nursing home in Monroe on a semi-regular basis, but will now be able to go with other teams for support and training in our local community.

Boomer and I still R.E.A.D. at the Kemp Memorial Library in Marietta across from Due West Methodist Church.  We are there the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 4-5 p.m.

In case you missed us in August, we took the month of August off from our READing activities so I could concentrate on getting the new school year underway at my local elementary school.  We look forward to READing with our friends again in early September.

Kind regards,
Teresa Kent
(Boomer's Mom)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Meet Boomer

Woof Woof Woof!!

Hi kids! My name is Boomer. My mommy adopted me from a local rescue group 2-1/2 years ago. I’m about 5 years old and a Canine Good Citizen.
My humans tell me I’m best described as a dog whose parts don’t quite all fit together. Some kids tell me I look like Benji. The vet’s best guess is that I’m part wheaten terrier and some sort of herding dog. This means I love to cuddle and round up things.
I’m named after the dog, Boomer, in the children’s picture books by Constance McGeorge. My mommy also claims I go “boom boom boom” when I come down the stairs. How can this be? I only weigh 27 pounds!
Anyway, a few of my favorite things include my couch, squeaky toys and car rides. I also love people - especially kids. My mommy works as a school librarian, so of course I like to R.E.A.D.
Reading, petting and kids? What more could a dog want – besides Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets?
You can email me at and I (well, actually my mommy) will write you back.

Pawfully yours,