Do you know any children whose friends have decided not to play with them anymore? Do you want to learn more about therapy dog work? Would you like to meet a sweet, bouncy, shaggy dog named Chou Chou and see her photos and videos?
Written by a psychologist, this book is the true story of her French herding dog named Chou Chou, a certified therapy dog who helps children learn to read.
Chou Chou and and her friend, Toffee, played together almost daily for more than 2 years and sought each other out from all the other dogs on the playground. But around his third birthday, Toffee suddenly stopped playing with Chou Chou. There was no incident; he just stopped playing.
How did Chou Chou handle this? And what happy surprise happened later?
Friends may change as they grow older. It’s nobody’s fault, but one friend may feel left out as the other goes in a new direction, becoming distant. It’s painful for the child left behind, and it takes time to heal. New friends and new hobbies can help with this transition.
But children shouldn’t feel hopeless about what seems like the end of a friendship: if you wait a while, people -- and puppies -- often come back!