Last week I was on my way to work when I came across this cute little dog running down the Poudre Canyon Highway. He was running in the road and I was concerned he might get hit by a car, so I pulled over to see what he would do. He ran right up to my car, and when I opened the door to see if he was okay, he hopped right in. I took that as a sign that he didn't want to be loose on the highway anymore. I noticed he had a tag, so I figured I'd call the owner when I got to work. The owner didn't answer, so I called around to a few places, and it turns out the owner was staying at a resort in the canyon, so I left my info, and told them they could swing by the school to pick him up. Meanwhile, Maxxis joined us for storytime in the library as we read a spooky book, The Ghost-Eyed Tree by Bill Martin, Jr.
When Maxxis' person showed up, he told us they were out hunting when Maxxis got spooked at the sound of the rifle, and he took off running. His person, Steve, was sooo happy that Maxxis was safe and okay! He told us how much Maxxis loves kids, so he probably had a great time hanging out with us at storytime instead of hunting! Steve wanted to give me some money for taking care of his dog, and I refused, telling him I just did what anyone would have done, so he asked if he could give me some money for the kids...to buy something nice for the kids. I accepted, and told him I would purchase books for our library with his generous donation of $100.00 to our school, courtesy of Maxxis. I shared the news with the kids and they were soooo excited! (sad to see Maxxis go, of course, but excited about more new books for the library).
So stay tuned for the Maxxis Collection that is on order and should be arriving in our school library soon! Thank you Maxxis! (and Steve) :)
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