Dr. Tricia Stohr-Hunt is on the faculty at the University of Richmond where she prepares future teachers and chairs the Education Department. And she blogs about poetry, children's literature and issues related to teaching children and their future teachers at The Miss Rumphius Effect.
Sydney is a doberman-terrier mix. She'll be 12 at the beginning of November.
The story of how they were united:
We'd been living in Richmond for more than three years, but I'd refused to get a dog while we lived in an apartment. During spring break 1997 my husband and I went to the local shelter. The day we went was cold and rainy and there was no heat in the kennels. The poor dogs were all crying and shivering. I saw a puppy that was sitting up, wagging her tail, and licking folks through the bars. I was immediately smitten. She only had one day left before she was due to be euthanized, so we took her home right then and there. (BTW, I'm happy to report that our local SPCA no longer puts dogs down.)[read on]Visit The Miss Rumphius Effect.
Read--Coffee with a Canine: Tricia Stohr-Hunt & Sydney.