Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman

Newbery award-winning children’s book author

Karen Cushman

The Most Huggable, Lovable Dog

SienaI just spent a few days with a dog that has a very important job.
   Siena, a Golden Retriever, is the most huggable, lovable dog I ever met. She’s also a therapy dog for a group in Tucson, Arizona, called Gabriel’s Angels. She visits children who are neglected, abused, or at risk. They sing and read to her. They brush her and take her for walks. They even brush her teeth! Siena has the whitest, brightest teeth of any dog anywhere. In exchange for all the hugs she gets, Siena helps the children learn about love, trust, compassion, and responsibility. She takes my brother Art with her to work. They’re my heroes!

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