|This is the best I could do to capture what little face this dog has.|
Our daughter got Percy, a shih tzu puppy, over the July 4 weekend, so he's now about 15 weeks old. We got to meet him a couple of weeks ago. What a funny, nutty puppy he is! Poor Alfie didn't know what to make of him. Percy wanted so much to be his friend, but Alfie quickly got fed up with having this little nipper following him around and trying to bite his tail.
Our daughter is a youth services librarian, and she plans for Percy to become a library dog. He already goes to work with her every day. Right now, he stays in his crate in the break room, and the librarians visit him during their lunches and breaks. She will start him in puppy classes soon, though, and eventually have him certified as a therapy dog. Once that happens, he will be able to serve as a reading buddy for the kids. Read to a Dog programs have become very popular at libraries and schools as a way to encourage reluctant readers with a non-judgmental audience.
|The future library hound and his librarian owner.|