Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them - Jacki Skole

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Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them

by | May 27, 2015 | Standard | 1 comment

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.

Matthew and Jake, March 2014. The day Matthew's family adopted Jake. Jake was picked up as a stray following a snow storm. He spent one month in a Georgia animal shelter before Matthew's family gave him a loving home.

Matthew and Jake, March 2014, the day Matthew’s family adopted Jake.
Jake was picked up as a stray following a snow storm. He spent one month in a Georgia animal shelter before Matthew’s family gave him a loving home.

 

 

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