Doggie Diaries XLI: Adventures at the Library

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Doggie Diaries XLI: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Nessie the dog at the libraryPhoto of Nessie the Dog reading with a boy

From Nessie’s Diary: Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Greetings! My name is Loch Ness Agnes, but people call me “Nessie” for short. In my younger years I suppose I was a bit of a monster (Note: If you’d like to read more about my namesake, then try this book: The Loch Ness Monster by Peggy J. Parks ). I still act like a puppy, but I’m actually very old.  I’m 10½. However, I take very good care of myself. I eat right, get lots of exercise, and stimulate my mind. So, I have aged gracefully.

I am a West Highland Terrier, but people call my breed “Westie” for short. My ancestors are from Scotland. I, myself, was born on a horse farm in West Virginia. And still, to this day, at 3:30 a.m., I pop awake, ready to work!

I am a PAL dog, and I come to the library regularly to volunteer. I am very social, I love people, and my Wednesday evenings are usually wide open! Tonight I brought along my favorite two humans; the ones who feed me and bring me to the park and take me to get baths and give me daily affection.  I felt very proud to show them off and show them around.

Many children wanted to read to me. I was impressed with how well they read! Some books were rather long and had tricky words, but those readers persevered. I heard Dogs Don't Do Ballet by Anna Kemp, Bittle by Patricia and Emily MacLachlan, and A Small Dog's Big Life: Around the World with Owney by Irene Kelly.

It was a very, very good day. Time to rest.


Photo of Nessie the dog reading at the libraryPhoto of Nessie the dog reading with a family at the library

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