Dog Tales: Stories about dogs written by the children who love them
This is the seventh in a series of stories written by young people. Writing encourages children to explore their relationships with pets and works to strengthen the human-animal bond. After all, today’s youth are tomorrow’s pet owners.
Stories have not been edited for spelling or grammar. Each story belongs wholly to its author.
Title: Letter to Annie
Author: Kathryn, age 9
Why do you jump like tigger, and instead of chasing your tail, why do you chase your leg? Also, how can you jump to the top of the big fence but you can’t jump over the small fence. Whenever we talk about our old dog, Murphy, you would jump up and start to wimper. I don’t know if you can interact with him from the dead, but whatever you do, I think you and Murphy would be great friends. You remind me of Murphy. You jump like him, you look like him, you love me like him, but most of all I am glad I adopted you, just like him.
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...