“Children and dogs are as necessary to the welfare of the country
as Wall Street and the railroads.”
~ Harry S. Truman
 
All-Around READing Dogs
Florida ~ "Bentley"  

These children are reading to an Old English Sheepdog at a Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Bentley on one of his first visits
to a Barnes & Noble store.

Books about Old English Sheepdogs include:

Big Ben, by Jenny Dale
Spike, the Special Puppy, by Jenny Dale

 

 

Bentley is an Old English Sheepdog, an intelligent and versatile breed, often happiest when performing a task. Bentley’s dense waterproof coat has been clipped, which helps him stay very neat and clean. A marked characteristic of this breed is its gait, which is quite like the shuffle of a bear.

In 2006, Bentley became one of the newest members of Pawsitive Pets in Jacksonville, Florida. He is learning about being a good listener, and the children reading to him at Barnes & Noble love his affectionate disposition. The Old English Sheepdog is said to be the “Nana” in the story of Peter Pan. This fits the description of the Old English in a household, for he is a gentle and loving protector of the children in his “flock.”

 

Sadly, sweet Bentley crossed over The Rainbow Bridge June 11, 2010. He was a wonderful R.E.A.D. dog for nearly four years and will be greatly missed.

 

 


 

 

 

     
 
 
 
 

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