Teddy the Therapy Dog helps students celebrate Dr. Seuss Day

Teddy the therapy dog paid a visit to students at Earhart Elementary Friday morning to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.

Posted: Mar 1, 2019 12:33 PM
Updated: Mar 1, 2019 2:30 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Dr. Seuss may be known for his trouble-making cat, but for the kids of Earhart, something else donned the hat. It wasn't a frog or a big hairy frog, they were visited by a big fluffy dog.

Teddy the therapy dog paid a visit to students at Earhart Elementary Friday morning to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day.

Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat," was read to the kids by Teddy's owner, Bob Feuer, and the pair worked one on one with each child reading their own book.

Bob volunteers with Read to Succeed and reads with children once a week at various area schools. He says Teddy is an important part of his volunteering because the children love being around the dog.

“As soon as the kids see Teddy, they're just all over him,” said Feuer. “He just works well with the kids. He enjoys them, they enjoy him, and they look forward to it every Friday.”

Ebony Barrett-Kennedy, Marketing and Communications Associate with the United Way, said it’s special to have Teddy on board as a volunteer for Read to Succeed.

“Teddy is a big, fluffy dog and so you'll see the kids be a little less reluctant and get really excited to try new things and sound things out because there's no judgment coming from Teddy,” said Barrett-Kennedy.

Read to Succeed is in great need of volunteers, and if you would like to volunteer like Bob and Teddy, go to the Read to Succeed website to learn more about volunteering.

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