Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library
Published on Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:19pm
From Pablo’s Diary: Tuesday, March 2, 2011
What a thrill to be the first dog at the PAL Pajama Party and to discover another library! There are so many new scents to smell at the Takoma Park Library. I already know what Miss Julie smells like. We are old friends. I used to visit her and neighborhood families at the Chevy Chase Library .
I told the group a bit about myself: that I am a West Highland Terrier, that I am six years old, that I live with a cat named Max, that I am a bit hard of hearing, that I LOVE to play catch (particularly with tennis balls – Tennis Balls Rule!), that I came from a shelter, that I just had a bath (In fact, I was sparkling white like well-brushed teeth!), and that I am an excellent communicator.
Let’s talk dog, shall we?
- My ears go flat = I do not like that, Sam I am.
- My ears go up = I am a happy fellow, curious maybe.
- My tail is in the middle position = I am calm.
- My tail goes under = I am upset. I am not comfortable.
- My tail is wagging = Wanna read! Wanna read?
My tail was wagging when Miss Julie read a great book called Dog Loves Books by Louise Yates. And then the children selected some great books to read to me. I heard Pigeon Wants a Puppy by Mo Willems, No Dogs Here! by Kathryn Hewitt, Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and many more!
It looked like the kids had a lot of fun making the licking dog craft. I really wanted to make one, too; however, I was working. Smartly, I studied the craft and remembered the items I would need and how it looked so that I could replicate it at home. If you’d like to make one, too, then here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 large tongue depressor covered with black masking tape
- 1 very small craft stick or toothpick
- 1 medium-size triangle of brown construction paper
- Small scraps of white, black and red construction paper (for the eyes, nose and tongue)
- 1 brown colored pencil
- Stick of glue
- Masking tape
And here’s what you do:
- Position the brown triangle of construction paper so that the triangle is pointing down. This is the dog’s face.
- Fold down the top two corners to make floppy ears and snip off the bottom triangle point.
- Cut out two circles from the white construction paper for eye whites and two smaller circles from the black construction paper for pupils.
- Glue the pupils to the eye whites to make eyeballs and then glue the eyeballs to the center of the triangle (the dog face).
- Cut out a triangle shape from the black construction paper to make the dog’s nose.
- Cut out a half moon shape from the white construction paper, and dot it with the colored pencil to make the dog’s muzzle.
- Glue the nose to the muzzle and the muzzle to the face.
- Cut out a long oval shape from the red construction paper, and glue it to the very small craft stick or toothpick to make the dog’s tongue.
- Attach the dog face to the large tongue depressor using a small strip of masking tape; leave enough room for the tongue to slip between the dog face and the black tongue depressor handle.
- Enjoy playing with your licking, panting dog craft!