editor's pick

The wonder that is Yellowstone National Park is too great of an expanse to explain to the uninitiated. The natural wonders of geysers, springs, rivers, canyons and other items that spring from its unique blend of volcanic intensity and wildlife could be explored for years and still left with much more to see.

During a rainy Saturday morning, Haydin Stewart sat on the floor and selected “The Fire Cat” by Esther Avrill to read out loud to her audience – including Murphy, who listened intently and occasionally offered his head for a rub or his belly for a scratch.

Murphy is a frequent visitor to the Salado Public Library where eager children read to him. The 3-year-old basset hound mix is a registered therapy dog, and the namesake of Reading with Murphy, which takes place at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month.