Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Joan Baez & Sit Stay Read

Many thanks to Sit Stay Read supporter Brian Gregory for nominating us for our very first award! And not just any award, but the same one that Joan Baez received just two weeks ago in recognition of her music and activism.

The e-chievement award is presented by the national radio show etown to recognize "people around the country who've found positive solutions to challenges in their communities."

SSR will be honored with the award at the live show in Boulder, CO this Sunday. The show is taped and will air on WDCB 90.9FM in Chicago at 9pm on a Friday in a few weeks. We'll keep you posted on the exact air date for our show--which also features Jakob Dylan (son of Bob.) Very exciting!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bandit & Jack Learn a Trick

One of the many great things about taking your dog to work is that you have more opportunities for training. Lucky us, Jack and Bandit love to learn!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Surprise from Ms. Schmidt's Class!

This week we received a delightful surprise from Ms. Schmidt's 2nd graders at Lowell Elementary. The students loved Sit Stay Read SO much that they each wrote their own story about their favorite memory with the dogs and volunteers.

Ms. Schmidt was kind enough to bind the heartfelt stories into a book for Sit Stay Read to keep. What a special treat to have these wonderful stories in the office! Take a look through a few of our personal favorites from the kids. The illustrations are fantastic, too!

Thank you Ms. Schmidt and all of the students for putting a big smile on our faces!

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ultimate Book Store?

Wow! Now that's a book store I could get lost in for hours (even though I couldn't read most of the books.)

Be sure to check-out this photo from National Geographic's current issue. Gorgeous!

Thanks for the link, Norm.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Visit From Our New Addition

That's the beautiful Evelyn Gaffney sleeping through her first visit to the Sit Stay Read office last Friday. Could she be any more precious? At four weeks she's a petite 7lbs and has the sweetest smile ever--but is too quick for the camera.

The board made a special request for an Evelyn appearance at last night's meeting and, of course, she was a hit. Seth lulled her to sleep and lamented the fact that son Leo is growing fast--his first birthday is almost here. Time for another visit to SSR, Seth!