Library dog provides calming benefits

BRADFORD—On a Friday afternoon in early June, librarian Gail Trede rang the bell at 10 a.m. to start weekly story hour. Trede, who children, and practically everyone else for that matter, call Miss Gail, has a four-legged helper these days.
A 5-month-old golden retriever named Waldei (pronounced Val-dee) who has been coming to the library since she was 8 weeks old.
Waldei, lives with Trede and her 93-year-old father, Hans, who suggested the name, which is German. Wald means “wood” and the “ei” feminize the name, so “Lady of the Woods.”