Lily subbed again for King today at the Hilltown Charter School in Easthampton, Massachusetts where he is the Bright Spot Reading Buddy Dog for boys and girls in the Yellows and Greens (second and third grade). When it was time to leave, Lily was sent home with a large manila envelop with King’s name on the front. Inside were lots of cards the children had made for King with handwritten messages wishing him a speedy recovery in hopes that he will be back at school soon.
King is home recovering from another surgery for removal of a second mast cell tumor. His sutures were just removed and he’s beginning to feel much better. Lily has been doing double duty all this time covering both her own school where she is a Reading Buddy Dog and King’s school. Last Monday, Lily attended our Therapy Dog Stress-Relief Event at the University of Massachusetts Amherst which King has always done. We are in the middle of our therapy dog events on college campuses that we hold at mid-terms and finals each semester. Lily is handling them all – and doing a great job.
King listened as I read each get well wish to him and looked at the drawings each child created. He loves his job listening to the children read stories to him. I hope the get well wishes come true and King is back soon doing the work he loves to do.