December Drawing and Essay Contest winners!
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Lizzie - Grade 7
Amber - Grade 5
John - Grade 1
Kids' Corner Essay Contest Winners
My favorite breed...
K - 2
I have three dogs. One of them is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Her name is The Empress Jade of Knejics. She has been with our family for a year. We got her at a rescue place. My favorite breed is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever. I like their wavy brown beautiful fur. I like when the Chesapeake Bay Retriever retrieves. They are really playful. They are good at training. They are very fast. I like when the tail moves...
Emma, second grade
Grades 3 - 5
...My favorite dog breed is the Border Collie. I don't own any dogs but my neighbor Ms. Beth owns a Border Collie called Dallas. And Dallas is like my own dog in a different house. Dallas likes playing ball, catching Frisbees, and taking long walks around the neighborhood. Dallas requires lots of exercise that I do (most of the time). Everyday I play Frisbee with Dallas. Dallas is very responsive of our calls and comes immediately. Dallas has an even temper and is quite friendly with everyone.
Dallas is an amazingly athletic dog...Dallas is a black and white energetic fur ball...She's a friend I completely trust. That's why I love Border Collies and I just can't imagine life without Border Collies.
Claire, fifth grade
Grades 6 - 8
My favorite AKC breed is the Golden Retriever...Most Goldens love to swim...so are eager to retrieve on and off land...Goldens, with their trustworthy behavior, are great for being therapy dogs. Their warm and friendly expression makes nursing home patients feel comfortable and want to reach out and pet them, especially when the dog's head is resting on their lap. Physical strength and great disposition are what make Goldens excellent assistant dogs. Pulling wheelchairs, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, responding to seizures, and picking up almost anything needed are some ways Goldens as assistance dogs are helping the disabled.
Golden Retrievers are very intelligent, which makes them easy to train. Their desire to please their owners helps them excel in the obedience ring. Because of their attentiveness and beauty, Goldens also perform well in the show ring. While gaiting, their powerful structure is presented, showing the Golden Retriever's true beauty and confidence.
Families all over the world have discovered the joys of owning a Golden Retriever. ...From being a soft pillow to a heavy lap dog, Goldens nudge their noses into hearts and homes everywhere...
Brittany, seventh grade