A story of about a therapy dog and his owner
|Bosco is a happy dog who lives in the city
He loves playing fetch with his friend Lola
The day Bosco's family adopted him they said: "He will make a good friend for Lola."
When Bosco was older her parents sent him to a special school to become her helper.
Lola is shy and has a hard time making friends, especially at school.
Sometimes the kids are mean to her because she cannot express her feelings.
One night at bedtime Lola's mom has a surprise for her."Would you like to take Bosco to school tomorrow?"
Lola smiles and gives Bosco a hug, "Oh, Yes!" Bosco smiles too, he loves helping Lola.
The next morning as they get in the car Lola can feel butterflies in her stomach. Bosco can sense this and lays his head on her chest to calm her down
At school, teachers and students whisper and smile as they see Bosco going towards Mrs. Brown's second-grade classroom.
When they reach the door Bosco sits and waits for Lola to let him know it's time to go in.
As the door opens Lola can see all the kids sitting up in their seats waiting for Bosco.
As Lola walks in, the children reach out to pet Bosco's soft fur, Bosco enjoys this and gives a wag of his tail.
Mrs. Brown hugs Lola and asks her to sit on the carpet with Bosco. Lola's mom sits next to Mrs. Brown and waits.
Mrs. Brown places her finger on her lips and points to Lola's mom who is about to speak.
"Hello, boys and girls, I am Lola's mom and I have come to visit you today and talk about how we are all different.
"If you look at your friends sitting next to you, you will notice their eyes are different than yours and their smile is different as well."
We each are special and have gifts to share, for example, she pointed to a blonde haired boy sitting next to Mrs. Brown, "Your gift might be sharing a toy."
She then pointed to a little girl with a pink ribbon in her hair and said, "Your gift might be hugging a friend when they a scraped knee."
Each of us has something special to give."We need to think more about helping a friend instead of hurting our friends.
"We all need to be more like Bosco here, he loves when people pat his head and say nice things to him.
He knows people are being kind when they offer him a treat or play ball with him.
He gets scared just like you do when people yell at him or call him mean names.
Just then she looked around at the class she spotted a little girl sitting off to the side quiet and shy she was new to the class.
Lola quietly went over to her and asked "Would you like to pet Bosco? He is a lot of help when I feel all alone. She nodded and crept closer to Bosco and whispered. "Will you be my friend ?" Bosco licked her hand and he looked at Lola. She knew he was asking her if she would also be this girls' friend.
'Would you like to be my friend too?" The two girls sat next to Bosco and talked while petting him. Lola felt secure knowing Bosco was there and that he not only helped her that day he also helped her to make a new friend.