Brielle Leger, a nine-year-old fourth grader, became the youngest author who had the motivation to write and tell stories about dogs to the homeless canines at the Fairhaven Animal Shelter in Massachusetts.
Her inspiration came when she watched a video about people reading to pups at an animal shelter on her first day of school. With her love for dogs and passion for writing, she wanted to do that too.
Brielle teamed up with her seven-year-old sister named Brynn and began to write their own stories to tell. Brielle did the story content, while Brynn does most of the coloring and drawing. They put their work on standard printer papers and stapled it afterward, making it look like a book. Once it was ready, they head over to the Fairhaven shelter and share their creativity there.
When they arrived at the shelter, they came in with treats and toy donations for every dog. Then the girls went to the dogs’ kennel and started reading to them. The person in charge of the shelter, Terry Cripps, saw what they’re doing and realized it was a great idea for the canines. He mentioned to the girls that reading also helps them become more socialized and keeps their spirits high.
Heidi Leger, Brielle and Brynn’s mother, noticed that her daughters enjoy reading and spending time with the pups that they even got to know a lot about them. With that, she supports and constantly brings them to the shelter to have a good time.
Once a week, the sisters stop by the shelter packed with new stories to share with their doggy audiences. They could also feel that the pups really like what they’re reading and how excited they are to hear them. It just lights up the room, and they were very proud to make the dogs feel happy and loved, knowing they’ll get adopted very soon.
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