Ed Wiesmeier

Every week Ed Wiesmeier brings his 140 lb. Newfoundland, Sunshine, to the Ramona Community Library. The kids are instantly drawn to the gentle, sweet-tempered dog. "Seeing people happy when they interact with her makes me feel good," Ed says. The inquisitive children always have questions for Ed about his canine companion.

Seven-year-old Valeria thinks Sunshine "is really pretty." Alexia, 10, adds that she's fluffy too. Twelve-year-old Veronica, putting a smile on Ed's face, says that "She's the sunshine of everyone's heart."