"Live, Love, Laugh, and Play
Make your day special in every way!"
~ PollyAnna
 
All-Around READing Dogs
Mississippi ~ "PollyAnna"  

This English Bulldog is lying down comfortably while a young boy reads her a story.

PollyAnna makes herself comfortable,
as does her reader.

This English Bulldog looks like she is trying to read a book.

PollyAnna looks like she is
eager to learn to read!

In addition, PollyAnna and Angela are pet partners with "Comfort Creatures of North Mississippi," a pet-provided therapy group. 

English Bulldog therapy pet

PollyAnna showing off her blue Therapy Pet
scarf and vest.

When PollyAnna is not "READing," she visits the Tupelo Nursing and Rehab Center twice a month. A true therapy dog, PollyAnna is wonderful with geriatric patients. The comfort and affection she provides is often the highlight of their day.

Books about Bulldogs include:
Bulldog Bad Boys: And Some Pretty Uncontrollabull Girls, Too! by Willow Creek
Noelle's Treasure Tale: A New Magically Mysterious Adventure, by Gloria Estefan
Stinky the Bulldog, by Jackie Valent
The Magically Mysterious Adventures of Noelle the Bulldog, by Gloria Estefan
The Shaman's Bulldog: A Love Story, by Estate of Renaldo Fischer, MD
You Are Who You Are, by Jo-Ann Lefnter

Click on the book titles for more information.

PollyAnna crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on March 6, 2015. She was a R.E.A.D. dog for 8 years and brought joy to everyone she met.

 

PollyAnna is an English Bulldog. A medium-sized dog, Bulldogs are not your typical lap dog, but they would like to be! They are one of the most popular breeds, according to AKC® Registration Statistics, and make excellent family pets because of their tendency to form strong bonds with children.

English Bulldog

Time out for a perfect pose.

They’re believed to have originated in the British Isles, and the name "bull" was applied because of the dog’s connection with bull baiting. When dog fighting became illegal in England, people who loved the breed worked to preserve it by eliminating the fierce characteristics. Today’s Bulldogs are typically gentle and protective, kind and courageous (not vicious or aggressive), and they have adorable wrinkles.

English Bulldog therapy pet playing with young girl.

Bulldogs love people
and the attention people give them.

PollyAnna was born in 2005. She was registered with the Delta Society for two years, and is currently with Love on a Leash.  She and her human partner, Angela, have also been a Reading Education Assistance Dog® team since 2007. PollyAnna and Angela are scheduled to do two "PAWS to READ" sessions at a local library in July 2009.  The program they did last summer was so much fun, Angela was actually inspired to write a book. The result was that PollyAnna, with Angela’s permission and help, wrote PollyAnna’s Words of Wisdom. 

PollyAnna's book is dedicated
to therapy dogs everywhere.

This is a great book for R.E.A.D. teams. It is a colorful book with simple poetry and lots of photographs. The children visiting PollyAnna especially love having a book about the dog they are reading with.

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