Books & Bow Wows

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - This adorable Corgi is Miss Marple and her owner is Senior City Planner Keren Costanzo. The two are members of the pet therapy group, Paws Up, Inc. They donate time at the City's public libraries providing the dog-assisted children's reading motivation program, Tails for Tales. The presence of a pet gives students a calming feeling and encourages them to read out loud. The group includes several other City employee pet owners like Environmental Strategic Initiatives Executive Assistant Itzel Ojeda and her Shih Tzu, Mac, and Engineering Business Manager Lynda Herndon and her Standard Poodle, Marley. For more information visit