Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library
Published on Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 5:30am
|From Leo's Diary: Tuesday, November 8, 2011|
Excellent questions tonight! I was impressed by the interesting questions the children asked. Here are three that I found extra-spectacular:
Question 1: Why do dogs always sniff people?
Question 2: Are dogs' eyes always brown?
Question 3: Can dogs swim?
Mister answered the questions. He did a great job. I brought Mister to the library with me tonight because Missus had a cold. Mister and Missus know I take my job at the library very seriously. This is how Mister answered the questions:
Answer 1: Dogs sniff people to say hello, to get to know them and maybe to see what they had for lunch.
Answer 2: Most dogs’ eyes are brown like Leo’s. However some dogs, like Huskies, have blue or gray eyes.
Answer 3: Why, yes! Dogs excel at the “Doggie Paddle” stroke. Most dogs are excellent swimmers and love to swim for exercise and fun.
I was very proud of Mister; however, I missed Missus. I think I’ll make her a 10-Piece Pajama Puppy Puzzle craft like the kids made tonight so she knows I was thinking about her, and maybe it’ll help to make her feel better. I take good care of my Missus. Here are the directions if you’d like to make one, too:
10-Piece Pajama Puppy Puzzle
- 1 image of a puppy with puzzle
- Glue stick
- 1 sheet of card stock or poster board
- 1 pair of sticker eyes or googley eyes, optional
- Color the doggie image.
- Glue the doggie image to the heavy weight card stock or poster board.
- Cut out doggie image carefully, first cut around the outside shape and then separate the puzzle pieces. (Note: Pay careful attention to the head and dog collar piece!)
- Have fun putting your puppy puzzle together again and again!
While the children worked on their craft in the library, I listened to stories. I heard a great new book called The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy, and then I heard a story about my favorite big red dog Clifford. It was called Clifford and the Big Storm by Norman Bridwell.
Goodbye for now; it is time for me to go warm up my Missus’ feet and give her a bit of attention.
Leo, PAL dog extraordinaire
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