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Posted: February 10, 2018

Lonely-looking greyhound waits for children to read to him 

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By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. —

A greyhound’s long face when no children came to read to him during a library program sparked the attention of social media and filled up the canine’s calendar.

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Sting, a greyhound racer turned therapy dog, has children read to him at the “Paws to Read” program at the White Bear Lake Children’s Library. 

However, no one showed up to a recent reading, leading owner John Muellner to post pictures of the dog in the empty library.

“Unfortunately nobody signed up to read to Sting at the White Bear Lake library tonight,” Muellner wrote on Facebook Wednesday. “If you know of a 4 to 8yr old who would like to read to a dog. Please contact the White Bear Lake library by phone or their website about the Paws to Read program.”

The post went viral and now Sting is booked through April. 

"We’ve had multiple calls of people who just want us to hold the phone up to Sting’s ear so they can read to him," White Bear Lake Children’s Librarian Ann Wahlstrom told KARE. "We’re just so touched that people are taking time out of their schedule and loving Sting and giving us a call and checking in. We’re just overwhelmed with love."

Because of the overwhelming response, the library also added more days for children to read to Sting.


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All Sting the library dog wanted was to listen to kids read, but no one showed up

The sad puppy dog eyes were enough to melt hearts all over the country.

Sting the dog went to his local library last week to have children read to him. But no one showed up for the Paws to Read programWCCO reported.

Sting, who is a retired greyhound racer, is used as a therapy dog to help kids become more confident in reading. 

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His owner, John Muellner, posted the lonely dog’s photos to Facebook to hopefully find a child to practice his or her reading with Sting.

>>Lonely-looking greyhound waits for children to read to him

And the post worked, getting more than 26,000 comments and 100,000 shares.

The post didn’t stay local either, with Muellner getting responses from Australia and Argentina, WCCO reported.

Some are even offering to drive across the country to read to Sting, while others are taking a high-tech route, asking librarians to hold the phone to the dog’s ear as they read, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

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Sting usually holds an hourlong visit with his readers, with three children reading books to him. Each gets about 20 minutes to read to Sting, the “Today” show reported.

After his viral post, Sting’s booked through April now, the “Today” show reported.

  Lonely-looking greyhound waits for children to read to him 
 

Photo courtesy: John Muellner

All Sting the library dog wanted was to listen to kids read, but no one showed up

Photo courtesy: John Muellner

All Sting the library dog wanted was to listen to kids read, but no one showed up

Sting the dog waits for someone to read to him.

Pit bull credited with saving woman’s life

Bruce would not stop whining and scratching at the door Tuesday. 

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The urgency of the noises drew Abby Leathers over to let out her pit bull out the front door, which was strange, since he usually goes out back. 

Bruce, who is named after Batman’s alter ego, ran outside and directly to a pond where a half-naked woman was standing in the water trembling, confused and scared, Leathers said

The woman, who did not speak English, and Leathers were unable to communicate with eachother. Leathers got some towels and dry clothes for the woman and called 911. 

Police and paramedics responded. Her family had reported her missing and arrived shortly after as well. 

“It was an eventful morning, and someone's mom and grandmother did not freeze or drown in a pond because of my wonderful pitty bull Bruce,” Leathers said.

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