Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

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From Dakota’s Diary: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I am a big boy. I am strong and fit. I am a five-year-old German Shepherd, and I weigh 105 lbs. I wasn’t always big. I brought my baby picture in to show everyone what I looked like when I was a wee puppy and weighed only 16 lbs. I was the largest in the litter. I know the runt is the smallest; however, I don’t know what you call the biggest… Maybe the Maxi Dog or the Skipper or the Oversized One…? Miss Julie told me that the biggest books in the library are called the Oversized ones, so I think I’ll go with that. I like to think I have a lot in common with books.  

Tonight was my first time at the Takoma Park Library; however, Miss Julie and I have been working together for months. I am her right-hand dog. She knows she can count on me. We are a good team. I am a PAL dog, and Miss Julie is a librarian. Together, we help children improve their reading and nurture their love of books.  

Many of the children were wearing their pajamas. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any in my size. I suppose if I want XXXL pajamas I’ll have to make my own. Fortunately, I found this great book at the library I Wanna Make my Own Clothes by Clea Hantman to help me achieve that. The library is a treasure of resources.

Tonight I heard two books that I had never heard before; Domino by Claire Masurel was a fun little book about a puppy, and The Toddler’s Potty Book  by Alida Allison was an interesting account of toilet training. Like most dogs I know, I do not use the potty. I do my business outside. It’s always interesting to learn how others live and do things. I learn something new every day, and when I go to the library, I multiply that by many!

Woof, Woof to all!
Dakota

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