Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

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Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Buddy the dogPhoto of Buddy the dog and a girl reading at the library





From Buddy’s Diary: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I’m a Pennsylvania-born PAL dog.  My birthday is September 28. On that day, I’ll turn 4. Hip, hip, hooray! For my summer vacation, I’ll go to a sleep-away camp/farm with my friend Hunter. I can’t wait! I’ve already started to pack.

Summer was on everyone’s mind at the library tonight. While I listened to Hip Hop Dog by Christopher Raschka, I imagined Hunter and me busting out some new dance moves around the campfire.  And when I heard Hardworking Puppies by Lynn Reiser, I remembered the hardworking horses on the farm, who give all the children rides around the corral in the morning. And when Miss Julie read Easy to See Why by Fred Gwynne, I remembered past talent shows we had at camp on the last night. One year a magician-apprentice chose me to be cut in half during one of his magic tricks. That made me very nervous. So I hid under the table, and Hunter got his head and tail temporarily separated instead. Maybe this year I’ll be braver!

For their project, the children made a "Dog Days of Summer" craft. It looked like fun. Maybe Hunter and I will make one if we have a rainy day and can’t go swimming. This is what we need to have and do to make one.


  • 4 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 Summer-time image
  • Scraps of black and cream felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils/markers/crayons


  1. Glue the four popsicle sticks into a square shape to make a picture frame.
  2. Color the summer-time image, and cut it out.
  3. Mount the image in the picture frame.
  4. Decorate the frame with dog bones and dog paw prints.
  5. Enjoy your creation, or give it to someone else to enjoy!


Photo of Buddy the dog and twin boys reading at the libraryPhoto of Dog Days of Summer Craft






Read Buddy’s April 26, 2011 Diary