Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

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Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Pup-A-Roo the dogPhoto of Pup-A-Roo the dog reading with a girl at the library






From Pup-a-Roo’s Diary: Tuesday May 24, 2011

Soft & sweet… That’s me! It was guys' night at the library. Harpo, Pablo and I are all gents.

I was the youngest PAL dog in the library tonight. I just turned three… Wheee! Here’s what’s terrific about being THREE:

T: Twenty times better than being two.
H: Happy, happy days every day.
R: Really great treats rewarded for good doggie behavior.
E: Each day is full of love and wonder.
E: Everything I hoped it would be and more…!

Some of the children in the library were three, too. Some were older, and some were younger. With the help of their parents, they all made a Walk the Doggie craft. I took mental notes because I wanted to make one, too.

Walk the Doggie Craft

  • 1 wooden spool
  • 1 pair of googly eyes
  • 1 pipe cleaner (cut in half to make two)
  • 1 piece of yarn/string approximately 12” long
  • 1 small piece of felt
  • 1 round bead
  • 1 round button
  • 4 wooden Cheerio-like knobbies
  • 1 toothpick (optional tool)
  • 1 bottle of liquid glue
  • 1 pair of child safety scissors


  1. Tie a knot approximately 1” from the end of piece of yarn. (Note: This extra bit of yarn is the doggie’s tail.)
  2. Thread the yarn through the wooden spool until it gets stopped by the knot. (Tip: Use the toothpick to push the yarn through the spool. Note: The spool is the doggie’s body.)
  3. Continue to thread the yarn through the button. (Tip: Use the toothpick to help push the yarn through. Note: The button is the doggie’s head.)
  4. Continue to thread the yarn through the small bead. (Tip: Use the toothpick! Note: The bead is the doggie’s nose.)
  5. Continue to thread the yarn back through the button, and it should pop out near the neck of the doggie.
  6. Cut out a pair of floppy ears from the felt.
  7. Glue on the ears, eyes and a dab or two to secure the head, if needed.
  8. Wrap one pipe cleaner around the spool for the back legs and the other around the spool for the front legs.
  9. Glue the small wooden cheerio-like knobbies to the end of the legs. (Note: These are the doggie’s feet.)
  10. Enjoy your Walk the Doggie craft!

Until the next time!

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Photo of Pup-A-Roo the dog and a girl at the libraryPhoto of Walk the Dog Craft Project