Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

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Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Bailey the dogPhoto of Bailey the dog reading with a boy at the library






From Bailey’s Diary: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

What kind of dog am I…? I am not sure. I studied Dogs by David Taylor, and I think I look a bit like a Pomeranian and a bit like a Corgi. Would that make me a "Corgian"? My adoption papers from the Washington Animal Rescue League might provide some clues. Wouldn’t it be fun to create my own family tree like in Me and My Family Tree  by Paul Showers?

I have a lot of interests. I am an avid reader, and recently I started to learn Mandarin. Nǐ hǎo – that’s “Hello” in Mandarin. I learned that from a DVD I borrowed from the library called Ni Hao, Kai-lan. Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China. I am also dedicated to being a good citizen and volunteer my time through a wonderful organization called PAL.

I met many families at the library who have interests like mine. I love when children snuggle with me and read. I heard Parade for Sam by Mary Labatt and Little Dog and Duncan by Kristine O’Connell George. While I was listening, I sneaked a few peeks at the craft project that the  children were making. I might try to make one at home. I think I have all the supplies, and it looked easy enough to assemble.

Doggie Head Craft

  • 1 Foam ball painted brown
  • 1 Serving of brown paint
  • 1 Pair of sticker eyeballs
  • 1 Medium-size black pom-pom
  • 1 Egg carton cup
  • 1 Strip of shiny brown paper
  • 2 Scraps of black felt
  • 1 Pair of scissors
  • 1 Bottle of liquid glue
  • 1 Paintbrush


  1. Paint the foam ball with brown paint.
  2. Cut out and glue on a pair of floppy black felt ears.
  3. Stick on a set of eyeballs.
  4. Cover the egg  carton cup with the shiny brown paper to make the dog muzzle.
  5. Glue the medium-size black pom-pom to the tip to make the dog nose.
  6. Glue the dog muzzle to the dog face.
  7. Enjoy your dog head craft!

Best of Barks!
Zàijiàn – that’s “Goodbye” in Mandarin.


Read Bailey’s March 29, 2011 Diary
Read Bailey’s May 3, 2011 Diary

Photo of Bailey the dog reading with a girl and her dad at the libraryPhoto of Doggie Head Craft Project