Doggie Diaries XLXVIII: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Harpo the dog at the libraryPhoto of Harpo the dog reading at the library

From Harpo’s Diary: Wednesday February 9, 2011

Hello! It’s the Big H, Miss Julie’s secret admirer. After a day of chasing squirrels and hobnobbing with the UPS man, I was ready for some Harpo time. Fortunately my PAL position allows me to fill my love tank. I was on the verge of pat-deprivation (translation: A serious condition when a canine does not receive ample patting by children). OK, perhaps I am being a touch dramatic. It’s no wonder I’ve earned the nickname Harpo the Hypochondriac!

It was a successful evening at the Chevy Chase Library. I make it my personal goal to touch as many people at one time as possible. Fortunately, by nature of my enormousness, I do quite well!

I was a bit cheeky during the chit chat portion of the evening’s activities. It’s hard for a fellow to not let his nose get the best of him at times! I couldn’t help myself; I plunged my schnoz into a nice lady’s purse and did a little rummaging. The kids found it hilarious when I emerged with a random tissue! I think they enjoy the thrill of the unexpected, just like me! It keeps things interesting.   

Speaking of interesting… I loved the book Snow Dog’s Journey by Loretta Krupinski. Such a beautifully illustrated book and I love the sound of Miss Julie’s voice when she reads. She makes stories come alive. I also heard Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss over and over again. It’s one of my all-time favorites.

The most thrilling part of the evening was when Miss Julie hopped into my car with me when it was time to go home! Can you believe it?! It was snowing and I was worried about Miss Julie riding her blue bicycle home, so being the gallant sort of fellow that I am, I insisted she join me. I lounged in the back seat and looked lovingly at Miss Julie all the way down Connecticut Avenue.

Peace and Love,
The Big H (A.K.A. Harpo)

Photo of Harpo the dog lounging at the libraryPhoto of Harpo the dog lounging at the library

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