Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

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Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Kazzy the dogPhoto of Kazzy the dog reading at the library


From Kazzy's Diary: Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My name is Kazzy, and I am a Keeshond. My best friend’s name is Katrina. K is my favorite letter.

I was a little nervous at the library tonight. I was keen to perform my PAL duties. However, a storm was brewing. And storms and thunder and lightning make me jittery. The books relaxed me a bit; however, it seemed most of the stories mentioned a thunderstorm or rain or something to remind me of what I was trying to forget! 

In Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King, the poor doggie wandered around alone outside in the rain. Poor little thing! And, in Not Afraid of Dogs by Susanna Pitzer there was a storm! Yikes.

Maybe next time, I’ll request K-Books. Like The Keeshond by Anna Katherine Nicholas or any book by Keiko Kasza – my favorite author/illustrator. A Mother for Choco is a very comforting read. Or maybe a Kiki Strike book, like the Empress’s Tomb by Kirtsten Miller if I am feeling adventurous!

The storm didn’t seem to bother the kids – another one of my favorite K-words. They happily hung out and read and made a floppy doggie craft. Maybe Katrina and I will make one at home. I took notes!

Floppy Doggie Craft


  • Card stock
  • Sheet of aluminum foil crumpled into a ball
  • Yarn
  • Foam bits (for doggie’s inner ears and tongue details)
  • 1 large pompom (for the doggie’s body)
  • 1 medium-size pompom (for the doggie’s muzzle)
  • 1 small pompom (fo the doggie’s nose)
  • Googley or sticker eyes
  • Scissors
  • Glue


  1. Cut out a base of a dog lying down from card stock.
  2. Glue the foil ball to the base.
  3. Glue the large pompom to the foil.
  4. Glue the medium-size pompom to the front of the foil ball to form the doggie’s muzzle.
  5. Glue the smallest pompom on for the doggie’s nose.
  6. Attach or glue the eyes.
  7. Cut out ears from the scraps of card stock.
  8. Glue on the ears.
  9. Cut out a tongue and inner ears from the foam bits and glue on the details.
  10. Enjoy your floppy doggie craft or give it to someone to enjoy!


Photo of Kazzy the dog reading with a boy at the libraryPhoto of the Hairy Doggie Craft