On March 2, 2016, Karen, Kevin, and Mouser visited the Red Lake Elementary School to receive a check for $328.00 collected by the Honor Society penny drive and Michelle Stapleton, Kelly Hunt, Susan Olson and Stella Fern, teachers at Red Lake Elementary School.
After that visit, arrangements were made to visit the classrooms on March 23rd and 24th to teach the students about Red Lake Rosie’s mission, animal care, and including animals interacting with students.
The students learned about therapy dogs and a special therapy dog named Gaag (Porcupine) who came from the reservation 7 years ago and volunteered as part of his new life as a therapy dog.
Jenny and Zoey Wolfe brought Samuel a Chinese Crested small breed with no hair except that on its head and feet. Gracie is an elderly pit bull that was rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
|VISITOR DOG SAMUEL|
|VISITOR DOG GRACIE|
Frosty is an older Samoyed with long white hair. Mouser, the chow shepherd from Ponemah, joined the group. Stories were told the students about each breed and their unique characteristics.
|VISITOR DOG FROSTY|
|VISITOR DOG MOUSER|
Also, making his appearance was Duggy the Dalamation who talked with kids and also played them a song called “Lucky Dog”.
|DUGGY THE DALMATION AND FRIEND|
At the end of each session, students had a chance to interact with the animals, read a book, put together a puzzle, play a cat button game, or do some art work.
The program was excellent and a special thank you to the students and teachers who participated, also to Jenny and Zoey of Roseau who came to Red Lake to share their animals and valuable information they had in their work in Roseau with cats and dogs.