Rhythm is a Labrador Retriever who was once a Guide Dog in Training for Southeastern Guide Dogs in Florida and now is a Therapy Dog Extraordinaire. Rhythm has become an inspirational Reading Master visiting schools and the Somervell Co. Library in Glen Rose, Tx. where kids come and share books with her and sharpen their reading skills.
For a little more about Ms Rhythm visit this post
A library dog?? I’m a bookshelf gargoyle. Surely we will have something in common woof-creature! Salutations!
Nice to meet you Bruce! I’ve never met a gargoyle before. I’m sorry that you have to sit on your shelf all the time. But I think I will like to see what you have to say about the world from your perch!
Rhythm. What a nice name for a guide dog. You must follow your person’s rhythm to know what she needs next. I love the picture of you in the header. Actually, I guess you ARE the header!
I love to hear dogs talk, so for that reason alone I will return. I am betting you choose some mighty interesting books to chew on. (In this case, I mean “chew” as in read and then think deeply about before posting a great review.)
Next time, I think I will bring one of my cats. Theo just loves canines.
HaHaHa!! You are pretty funny! Chewing on books! I haven’t done that in a long time. I’m looking forward to meeting Theo. Stop by anytime!
I have found a book you may enjoy Rhythm! It is the bio(dog)raphy of a dog. I haven’t read it as it hasn’t yet passed my shelf, but it seems to be in your area of interest….being that you are a dog. Here is a link to its blurb: http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/book/8000/Sad-Tales-for-Me-A-Bio%28dog%29raphy-by-James-Barklee.html
Actually, this link might work better: http://www.gifts-today.co.uk/news/meet_james_barklee_canine_superstar_in_the_making.aspx
The book is called “Sad Tales for Me” by James Barklee (who is a dog). And he looks a bit like you.
This does look like a good book! I think I’ll see if the Mom Person will get it for me. I’ll bet me and Mr Barklee have alot in common. Thanks for discovering this book and sharing with me.
Thanks for saying such nice things about my book “Looking Out for Sarah”! You made extremely perceptive comments on the relationship between Sarah and her guide dog Perry. Prior to creating the book, I interviewed many guide dog-person teams. It was a privilege, and I was in awe of all of them. I think that not having use of one sense (such as sight) increases the acuity of the others. Thanks for posting the great photos, too.
Wow!! Ms Lang herself! Thank you for visiting my blog. Looking Out for Sarah is a very special book. I love sharing it with kids. We get some good discussions going. Thanks for being an advocate for guide dogs and their teammates!
Labs are wonderful dogs, but I didn’t know about library dogs. How wonderful!! Thank you for following. Blessings.
And Labs who are library dogs are doubly wonderful! Thank you for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing your postings of peace.
so you’re a library dog, well we find that most intriguing, in fact, we’re awfully impressed! A pity you don’t live nearby, I’d bring my two bookfayries Sir and Selma with me. We’re doglovers (our Golden Retriever is a bookfreak too) and of course booklovers. We’re so happy we found you here and we very much look forward to following you. Great work. Your header ist gorgeous!
Love, kisses, hugs and cuddles from
Dina, Siri and Selma
and wuff-wuff from Jippsiri
from the far North
Thank you for dropping by! I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures of the far North. And maybe some of Siri and Selma? I’ve never met a book fairy! I know a book gargoyle which may be almost the same. Stay warm!
Congratulations woof-creature!! You are a recipient of the inaugral Gargie Award! You can find out more about this prestigious gain here http://thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/introducing-the-gargie-awards/
Wow!! I am humbled beyond belief! You are much too kind. Now I’ll have to figure out what to do with it. Let me see —–
What a lovely blog. I recently found out about reading therapy dog programs and think they are such great programs (being a lover of reading and a lover of dogs – I have a Border Terrier). So nice to “meet” you, Rhythm, and am looking forward to following you on your blogging adventures! (and thanks for following my own blog, of course!).
Thanks for visiting and for following!! It’s nice to meet you as well! What’s your dog’s name?
Her name is Baffi (it means ‘mustache’ in Italian). If you look on my blog, there’s a post called “Barking Interrupted” where I wrote about reading therapy dogs when I first discovered them and I included a photo of Baffi there.
I’ll check that out! So do you take Baffi to the library?
Unfortunately not – I just found out about the program and Baffi is 13 years old, but she has listened to me read many books in her life 🙂
Oh Rhythm you are just every shade of wonderful
Thanks Ms Love! And thanks for visiting. It’s nice to meet you.
Olive and I are very happy to meet Rhythm and you! Olive is very jealous of Rhythm’s skills. Olive is not one for a lot of strangers touching her, but she appreciates the character it takes to do it. She is also jealous about all of the time that Rhythm gets to spend in libraries.
I don’t know about special skills. I just happen to love my job! I am lucky to get to go to the library and school all the time. Those are both really fun places to go!
hi rhythm its shyanne from mrs kotwitz class i liked the book and walkers painting i wished you could come to our libray
rhythm i like all your books we read in school.
Thanks Amy! I wish I could come read them with your class!
hello rhythm i realy loved your book and you should come to our library and you should write another one that is intresting and you are a great writer and i am daniela in mrs.kotwitzs class.
thanks Daniela!!! I would love to come visit your library and class. That would be a lot of fun!
rhythm i like how you read and you look very cute but i wish that you could came here at monday primary and we will show you that we all like books.
Thanks Arlet! Do you have a favorite book? What kinds of books do you like? Dog books? Mysteries? Animals? Vampires? I would love to come visit your class!
I love love love this blog! Dear Rhythm, let’s be friends!
Thanks Wiley! Being friends sounds great to me!
Mentioned you in my blog post today! Caitlin (http://the-room-mom.com/2013/07/28/versatile-blogger/)
We met your wonderful dogs today with my daughter, Lilly. It was amazing to watch my dyslexic, struggling to be confident in reading, child plod through a book that she would normally avoid simply because the
paragraphs were long! We will be back. What a marvelous opportunity you are gifting this library and children with. I am grateful we found you! Thank you. (yes, it made me cry- I’m a sappy mom) Cathy
We sure did enjoy having Lily there to read with us today!! Thanks very much for coming by and I hope that we see more of the both of you!
Hey there, Rhythm! I saw your comment on The Corner of Character about your nostalgic school smell. I actually helped create the Smells graphic Barbara referenced and would love a chance to chat more with you about it. Being a dog and all, I bet you have LOADS more interesting school smells to tell me about. 🙂
Is there an email I could contact? Or feel free to shoot me over an email. Thanks!
Well, you must be an interesting lady if you’re interested in smelly things. i would love to talk smells with you anytime. you can send an email to the Mom Person at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just discovered your blog, and I LOVE it! I also love books, so it’s a great match.
Can’t wait to get to more books. Thanks for organizing things so well.
Thanks for stopping by Ms Wallace. Book lovers of all kinds are welcome! I see that you are a 1st grade teacher? I spend a lot of time in 1st grade. They are some fun kids!
Hi Rhythm and Mom-
I enjoyed your book and posted a review on Amazon. Also put it on FB and did some tweets. Keep up the great work!!
Thanks so much Ms Nelson!!
There’s something very appealing about a dog who reads 😀
Hi Rhythm it’s me Daniel you’ll probably know that with my name on top, just wondering how you’re doing oh and say hi to Eliie for me, love you bye bye.
Oh and I did a power point on Sam Houston if you want to come to innovation day pt. 2 on the 29th I hope I see you there it’s me Daniel.
Well, wow! I’d like to see that!
So I was wondering when you made this blog just asking when?
I began blogging in July of 2012. Nearly 2 years ago!!! Wow! I think that’s a long time ago!
Rhythm you gorgeous dog!! 🙂
Hello Rhythm and greetings from a Finnish R.E.A.D -dog Sylvi. Nice to find your blog 🙂
Well, nice to meet you!!! I’d like to know more about you! Please visit again some time!
Hello you gorgeous, here’s something about me in English: http://librarydogs.com/Finland_Sylvi.html. Have a nice weekend!
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I love your blog. Would you be interested in reviewing another book about puppies in training to be Canine Companion for Independence service dogs (Let the Dogs Speak! by Marianne McKiernan)? I’d be happy to send you a copy of the book. All of the author royalties are donated to Canine Companions.
I would be honored to read your book! I have some buddies who are CCI pups in training!!!!
I work at Guide Dogs South Australia and we are writing a letter to our donors explaining the history of Guide Dogs. We would love to include the photo of Morris Frank and Buddy on your website.
Is this ok? If it is – are you happy to send us a Jpeg file that is high resolution? I look forward to hearing from you.
Hi Rhythm, I have been missing you and had hoped you’d returned from going back to work (your last post, one year ago). It looks like maybe blogging was not for you. That’s okay, you are doing much better things at the library. Still, I have missed you. Today is National Mutt Day and–though I have no idea if you are truly a mixed-breed–I thought of you. Here’s to hoping whatever you and your “master” are up to, the two of you are happy and safe.