And speaking of cuteness, you have to check out this site here.
I'm just so impressed that someone did this responsibly instead of scooping the babies up the first time the mother left the nest, thinking they were abandoned, and started bottle feeding them to make them "pets." I admit to being jaded by all the stories I hear in the classroom.
CUTE KIDS We teach the younger kids (pre-K, Kinder and 1st grade) that they shouldn't ever pet a dog that is sleeping (including their own). This week, I had two funny kids.
First one was a kindergartener. I make my puppet snore, which cracks them up. I have a "brave volunteer" then pet the puppet so they can see what happens when we wake a dog that's sleeping (he barks). So my poor helper pets Cooper, Cooper barks and I always say to the class, "Was that a good idea?" A little girl was laughing (with snorts) and she said, "No, but it was REALLY funny!"
In first grade, I asked the helper, "Did you know that dogs snore?" He shook his head and said, "Did you know grandmas snore?" I started laughing. I couldn't help myself. This only served to encourage him. He upped the ante with, "I bet my grandma can snore louder than your dog!" Poor grandma.
And the compliment of the week came from Pre-K. I finished the presentation and was packing up when a little boy leaned over to his friends, wide-eyed, and said, "That was AWESOME!"
You know what else is AWESOME? I'm going to the Working Writer's Retreat! That's right, I haven't been as attentive this week because I've been busy rewriting my first five chapters to get them solid enough for show! There will be critique groups, editors (three!) and chocolate! Two days of intense fun, I hear!
I am an Humane Education teacher & writer living in Burbank, California. I left television production almost a decade ago to pursue my passion - animals. Along the way, I snagged myself a super handsome, extremely patient and very supportive husband. We rescued three cats - Ol' One Eye Pip, Eowyn the Snow Leopard and Wednesday the Butt. We also ended up with an American Staffordshire Terrier pup, Lily. I co-founded my own non-profit (Paws and Learn Humane Education Center) and spend three days a week in the schools educating kids about kindess to animals, dog bite prevention, city wildlife, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. I love my job, but I also love to write. I spend my spare time writing and daydreaming. I love the outdoors and enjoy hikes with my hubby, friends and our dogs! Life is what we make of it and I am making the most of mine.