Doggie Diaries XLVII: Adventures at the Library
Published on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:25pm
From Nola’s Diary: Wednesday January 5, 2011
Hi. It’s Nola. I was rescued from a very, very destructive Hurricane called Katrina. If you are interested in learning more about Hurricane Katrina, then you can read Hurricane Katrina by Ellen Rodger or Hurricane Katrina by Fradin.
I was excited to be at the library tonight. I simply love libraries. To me, they are the heart and soul of the community. I was even more delighted to discover that January is National Train your Dog Month and Miss Julie invited a very nice lady, Hedda, to the library. Hedda brought lots of toys and treats for the PAL dogs and I volunteered to help Hedda demonstrate tricks. Even though I am missing a leg, I was still able to dance with the other doggies! And, I was positively inquisitive about the large stuffed dog Hedda brought. It looked so real! I had to give it a triple-sniff to be certain. I felt very proud to show everyone in the library how well trained I am.
After the demonstration, it was my favorite part of the night… the part where kids sit real close to me and pet me and read to me. It is positively blissful! I loved the illustrations in Dogs by Emily Gravett and thought the Weinheimers in William Wegman’s Farm Days looked positively ridiculous (in a hilarious sort of way)! I am curious to read books about others who are missing a leg. So maybe next time I’ll ask Miss Julie if she can help me find Knockin’ on Wood: Starring Peg Leg Bates by Lynne Barasch. Clayton Bates is one of my heroes!
Time to snuggle up with one more book before bed!