Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

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Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Photo of Freddie the dogPhoto of Freddie the dog reading with a family at the library






From Freddie's Diary July 26, 2011

I love kibbles. Kibbles. Kibbles. Kibbles. Kibbles. Kibbles. They are remarkably nutritious, ever so crunchy, exquisitely flavorful, and oh so filling. Of course, I only recommend them if you are a doggie. Humans and kitties should stick to their own vittles. I am quite delighted to see my bowl full of kibbles twice a day. Oh, the joy!

I also love tennis balls. Pure, yellow, clean, bouncy, fuzzy tennis balls. They are glorious! I am not particularly interested in previously-played-with-tennis balls or tennis balls that have dirty spots on them. They do not feel and smell quite the same, you know what I mean?  I am a bit of a tennis ball aficionado, which is a fancy way to say: I know my stuff when it comes to tennis balls.

I also love to swim. And even though I am over 100 pounds, I move smoothly through the water with a strong doggie paddle. I have been swimming most of my life and I am already six years old… So that’s like a really long time!

Tonight was my first time at the Takoma Park Library; however, I have been well exposed to libraries and books. In my home state of North Carolina, I visited lots of schools and libraries and read with children. At first, children sometimes get nervous when they see me because I am rather large. It usually does not take them long to figure out that I am one of the sweetest doggies that they will ever meet. I really am like Clifford, except I am not red! In fact, one child read Clifford Keeps Cool   by Norman Bridwell to me, and I found it most helpful and entertaining.

I showed the kids how excited I get when I hear the words "bunny rabbit." I snapped to attention and looked high and low for the furry fellow. And then I realized I was just being teased. It’s a good thing I am a good sport!  

I look forward to many more PAL Pajama Parties at the Takoma Park Library.



Photo of Freddie the dog reading with a family at the libraryPhoto of Freddie the dog reading with a girl at the library