School bosses say Flossie relaxes the kids because she is attentive but doesn’t interrupt to correct mistakes. The deputy head at Hyland School, Chelmsford, Essex, has noticed how they love reading to the dog.
Because the children are relaxed, they read more fluently.
Dogs are the most useful animal to humans. For as long as anyone can remember dogs have been bred and used to help us in so many ways. One of their best attributes is their unconditional love.
A dog can fetch and carry, hear or see for its companion, alert someone if its master is ill or dying, and provide companionship to lonely people in every society. Some dogs visit hospital wards, which cheers the patients.
Maybe it would be a better world if we all adopted a dog's attitude.