Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library
Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:07pm
From Ava’s Diary: Tuesday, March 2, 2011
Hi, all. It’s me, Ava. I got freshly groomed, so I’d be silky smooth and lovely smelling at the library tonight. I wore some new, festive ribbons for the occasion. I also wore my special red, riding harness; it’s my personal seat-belt for when I travel by car. I love to travel and meet new people.
It’s always special when I go to the library. I take my job as a PAL Reading Specialist very seriously. In all, I have three jobs; Reading Specialist, Park Guide and Hospital Assistant. I am a hard-working dog. Work hard, play hard is my motto!
One of the BEST things about going to the library is the T-R-E-A-T-S. I love them and consider myself a connoisseur of finer foods. And, as you can see, I know how to spell treats. It’s true; I am of above average intelligence. Jack Pretlusky may even consider me a genius! I love his poem "My Dog May be a Genius." Here it is in case you don’t know it, as seen on page 7 in My Dog May be a Genius: Poems by Jack Pretlusky:
My dog may be a genius,
and in fact, there's little doubt.
He recognizes many words,
unless I spell them out.
If I so much as whisper "walk,"
he hurries off at once
to fetch his leash... it's evident
my dog is not a dunce.
I can't say "food" in front of him,
I spell f-o-o-d,
and he goes wild unless I spell
But recently this tactic
isn't working out too well.
I think my d-o-g has learned
Isn’t that a great poem?