Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Takoma Park Library

Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

By Miss Julie (Interpreter for Dogs)

Photo of Freddie the dogPhoto of Freddie the dog reading with two girls at the library

From Freddie’s Diary: Tuesday October 11, 2011

Whoo-wee, am I ever tuckered out! I ran myself ragged at day care today. I love day care. Just say those two beautiful words, Day Care… and my ears perk right up in anticipation. You could also say "bunny rabbit" and get a similar reaction.

That reminds me, as part of my self-improvement plan, I have been meaning to read more books about topics that interest me, and as there’s no time like the present, I should start making my list.
Books about Bunny RabbitsBooks about Day Care
Wee Little Bunny by Lauren Thompson is about a young rabbit who enjoys a "busy, dizzy" day of playing in the meadow near his home.Carl Goes to Daycare by Alexandra Day Carl is about a Rottweiler who takes charge when things take an unexpected turn at the day care center he is visiting.
Bunny Days  by Tao Nyeu is about a pair of busy goats who inadvertently cause trouble for six bunnies; their neighbor Bear comes to the rescue.Pugsley  by Ellen Miles is about a girl named Lizzie who meets a mischievous young pug named Pugsley while working at her aunt's day care center for dogs. She steps in to train Pugsley so that he can get a good owner.
Boo Bunny  by Kathryn Osebold Galbraith is about two small bunnies who face their fears while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.Day Care Days by Mary Brigid Barrett is about a little boy who recounts the events of his family's busy day, from waking up, getting dressed and off to day care, until his Daddy picks him and his baby brother up and brings them home.

When I go to the library I always hear great stories. Tonight I heard The Dog Who Cried Wolf  by Keiko Kazsa, Larabee  by Kevin Luthardt, Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey and Clifford’s Day with Dad by Norman Bridwell.

Halloween is around the corner. I usually dress up as a ghost. I drape a white sheet over myself and someone helps me cut out eye holes so that I can see where I am going. Sometimes my tail pops out. I can’t help it, I am a happy fella, and my tail shows what I am feeling. Of course, ghosts don’t have tails… so usually I am discovered before the night is through.

Here’s a fun mask to make if you’d like to dress up like a doggie:

Doggie Disguise Craft
  • 1 image of a doggie face
  • 1 piece of card stock
  • Liquid glue
  • Tissue paper in four colors (white, brown, black and pink)
  • Paper hole puncher
  • Scissors
  • 2 pieces of yarn or string approximately 10-12” long
  1. Glue the doggie image to the card stock, and cut out.
  2. Punch two holes, one on each side of the doggie face.
  3. String the yarn through each hole, and tie with a knot to secure.
  4. Rip or cut the tissue paper into small pieces, approximately 1x1”.
  5. Make small balls with the tissue paper, and glue them on the mask.
  6. Enjoy the doggie disguise, or give the mask to someone to enjoy.
Time for some shut-eye!

Freddie, PAL dog extraordinaire

Read Freddie’s July 26, 2011 Diary
Read Freddie’s August 2, 2011 Diary
Read Freddie’s September 6, 2011 diary
Read Freddie’s September 20, 2011 Diary
Read Freddie’s October 4, 2011 Diary

Photo of Freddie the dog listening to a story at the libraryPhoto of Doggie Disguise Craft