DOGS AND CATS: Davenport, dogs kick off Read Across America week at GES

first_imgLatest Stories Email the author “When people are sick, being with a pet can help them feel better,” Searcy said. “When people are sad, a pet can bring comfort, too. At the funeral home, Sandy is there to help bring comfort to families that are very sad. A dog can bring comfort to people at nursing homes, too. Pets have so much love in them that they make you feel better just by being there.”Searcy walked Sandy among the children and, if smiles are any indication, then 500 children went home Monday afternoon feeling much better. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Sponsored Content DOGS AND CATS: Davenport, dogs kick off Read Across America week at GES Delaney Davenport spoke to students at Goshen Elementary School Monday about her experiences at Children’s Hospital and how reading and other activities helped her feel better.Susan Renfroe, school librarian, said Goshen Elementary School will celebrate the birthday of American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel with a variety of activities all week long.The Cat in the Hat made a grand entrance, giving high-fives to the kids and then staying around for the afternoon-long celebration.“We all love Dr. Seuss and his books make reading so much fun that we want to read them again and again,” Renfroe said. “Today, we are focusing on Dr. Seuss’ never seen before book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’” By The Penny Hoarder Next UpAll of the day’s activities related to Dr. Seuss’ “new” book. The manuscript was found in a box in the late author’s home and was published in mid-2015.With about 500 students hanging on most every word, Renfroe read Seuss’ new book as the images were flashed on screen. The new book is the story of a brother and sister who visit a pet store to pick out “one” pet. Choosing one pet from lots of pets is not an easy thing for anyone to do. But having a pet is a special thing, Renfroe said.“Pets are comforting. When we are feeling sad or lonely, a pet can make everything better,” Renfroe said in introducing the first guest, Delaney Davenport. “When Delaney was eight years old, she was very sick and had to go to Children’s Hospital.”Bill Searcy, who owns a funeral home in Enterprise, brought his comfort dog to the GES kickoff event for Read Across America Day. He said dogs can offer love and comfort to those who are sad and lonely. Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Goshen Elementary School students welcomed The Cat in the Hat to their kickoff event for Read Across America week at their school. Monday was hat day at GES. Students and teachers wore hats of their choice. You Might Like Suessical: CHHS drama students prep production of new musical lsey Leverette and Ingrid Lieb perform during dress rehearsals for Suessical The Musical, which will be performed this week by… read more Although the thoughts of going to the hospital were scary, Davenport told the students that the hospital was not a sad place.“I had cancer and that was scary and I was miserable,” she said. “But there was always somebody doing things – bringing me coloring books, books and stuffed animals – things that put a smile on my face. I had a fun even though I was sick.”Renfroe said that pets – like dogs and cats – pets that you can cuddle with can take away sadness and loneliness and make you feel better even when you are sick.She introduced Bill Searcy who owns a funeral home in Enterprise and his Labrador retriever, Sandy, a comfort dog or service dog. Published 3:00 am Tuesday, March 1, 2016 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more