Writing Buddies

I wasn’t sure how I would use “grit,” especially because the only thing that came to mind was that scene in one of my favorite movies, “My Cousin Vinny.” You know the one: “What’s a grit?”Then I op movies, “me to mind was

Then I opened Facebook, where Kindle is one of my likes. I clicked on Kindle and they had a link to the most ingenious program. It’s called Reading with Rover.

The organization provides therapy dogs that serve schools, libraries, hospitals, nursing homes, and the like. The dogs are just there to listen, but they act like stress relievers.

They had some testimonials; one from a mother, saying that her daughter hated to read and now she can’t wait to. Another was from a man, 35-ish. He said he felt so uncomfortable reading in front of people because he didn’t do it well. “Dogs don’t laugh,” he said.

Dogs don’t judge, laugh, or become impatient. There’s a saying that goes something like, “Be the person your dog thinks you are.” Maybe this is more accurate: “Be the person your dog is.”

See why I needed to post on this topic, rather than grit?

P.S. I was writing while my two rovers were sound asleep on my bed!