Sting had an extended face this week that were given him consideration on social media.
But, his proprietor issues out, the 10-year-old greyhound all the time has an extended face — he can’t assist it!
Sting used to be on a consult with to the Ramsey County Library in White Bear Lake, MN, a twice-weekly forestall for the retired racer that’s a part of the library’s Paws to Read program, which inspires literacy by way of inviting babies to come back in and browse to canines.
It’s been an ordinary gig for a few years.
But this week, for no matter reason why, no person confirmed up, and Sting’s proprietor, John Muellner, posted about it on Facebook.
“Unfortunately nobody signed up to read to Sting at the White Bear Lake library tonight,” he wrote, along a couple of pics of the greyhound taking a look sullen. “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 Sting will be there Feb 21st 6:30 – 7:30.”
Since then, the library’s telephone hasn’t stopped ringing. And it’s all on account of Sting’s beautiful “sad” face.
“People are asking if we could hold the phone to Sting’s ear so they could read to him,” Ann Wahlstrom, kids’s librarian on the Ramsey County Library, instructed TODAY. “The whole staff of a Petco in California called to say they love Sting. It’s just amazing, the outpouring.”
The canine is booked thru April, as are the opposite remedy canines who take part within the studying program.
Wahlstrom is thrilled.
“It’s meant to be a fun environment,” Wahlstrom mentioned. “To give kids a fun, nonthreatening place where they can practice their reading skills to a dog…. We love promoting the joy of reading,” she mentioned. “The joy of reading to dogs.”
Sting’s participation lasts about an hour. Three kids enroll; each and every reads to him for 20 mins.
Muellner, 56, says Sting’s “easygoing” nature is perfect for a remedy canine. In truth, Sting works at an area kids’s sanatorium, as neatly.
“Nothing scares him; nothing bothers him,” he mentioned. “Not even squirrels.”
That mentioned, Muellner confident TODAY that Sting wasn’t in reality disappointed that no person confirmed on the library. The “sad” face that made him cross viral is simply that: his face.
“It’s his signature look,” he mentioned. “It’s just his look.”