Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them
This is the first in a series of stories written by young people. Writing encourages children to explore their relationship with a pet and works to strengthen the human-animal bond. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s pet owners.
To learn more about this series, including how a young person you know can contribute his or her own story and perhaps have it published on this blog or in a book, click here. Stories have not been edited for spelling or grammar. Each story belongs wholly to its author.
How our dog got it’s name
Author: Matthew, age 6
We adopted our dog on March 11, 2014. Our dog only has 3 feet. he is to cute.
It is funny how we got his name. My daddy wanted to name him tripod. I wanted to name him Pegleg. That made me think of Jake and the Neverland Pirates. So we named our dog Jake! Sometimes I call him Jakey.
Jacki Skole is an award-winning journalist, author and adjunct professor of communication. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, she spent a decade as a writer and producer at CNN before turning to teaching. Jacki launched WRITE Now to assist students in writing the college application essays that will chart their future. Read More...