"Dreams don't expire."
~Susan Boyle
 
All-Around READing Dogs
Michigan ~ "Lucy"  

This Cardigan Welsh Corgi looks smart in her big glasses.

Lucy looks extra smart in her big glasses,
and the children smile while reading to her.

After her work at the library is done, Lucy always receives a treat from her bag that’s kept in the librarian’s office; that is, except for the one visit when she ate the entire treat bag on the way to the library.

Lucy is friendly and gentle, and her favorite activity is lying on the couch and being petted. At home she loves playing with her brother Ricky Ricardo, another Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

 

Books about Cardigan and Pembroke Welsh Corgis include:

Corgis! by Colette Anjou
Everything Corgi: Wit and Wisdom for Lovers of Cardis and Pems, by various authors
Has Anyone Seen Winnie and Jean? by E.B. McHenry

(Click on the titles above for a brief description and convenient ordering information.)

 



Lucy is a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, the older of the two Corgi breeds, the other being a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, the type with no tail (see Annie). Cardigan Welsh Corgis have been known in Wales for more than 3,000 years. They were originally used to control cattle before farmers could fence their property. These low-set, powerful, speedy little dogs kept their owner’s land clear of neighboring cattle by nipping at their heels and driving them away.

This Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a therap dog listening to children read to her

Lucy loves being petted
while listening to stories.

Cardigan Welsh Corgis like Lucy are typically even-tempered, loyal, and affectionate. They are adaptable to city or country life as long as they get regular exercise. They are great companions and love to be with their people. Lucy's owner, Marie Holloway, has found that Lucy is an excellent reading partner to visit with young boys and girls. Having no cattle nearby, and rather than running around chasing and herding children, Lucy quietly visits the Durand Memorial Branch of the Shiawassee District Library on a regular basis and listens to children read to her. Lucy, whose complete name is Lucy McGillicuddy Ricardo, is registered with Therapy Dogs International, Inc.

On the days when few children are at the library, Lucy makes sure to visit with all of the staff members and other patrons. She also loves attending story hour and craft programs, especially when the kids have milk and cookies afterward. She can be very helpful by cleaning up the crumbs! Lucy also hopes to expand her activities soon by visiting nearby elementary schools to have children read to her.

 

 

 

     
 
 
 
 

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