Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Takoma Park Library

Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

By Miss Julie (Interpreter for Dogs)

Photo of Leo the dogPhoto of Leo the dog listening to a story at the library

From Leo's Diary: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Excellent questions tonight! I was impressed by the interesting questions the children asked. Here are three that I found extra-spectacular:

Question 1: Why do dogs always sniff people?
Question 2: Are dogs' eyes always brown?
Question 3: Can dogs swim?

Mister answered the questions. He did a great job. I brought Mister to the library with me tonight because Missus had a cold. Mister and Missus know I take my job at the library very seriously. This is how Mister answered the questions:

Answer 1: Dogs sniff people to say hello, to get to know them and maybe to see what they had for lunch.
Answer 2: Most dogs’ eyes are brown like Leo’s. However some dogs, like Huskies, have blue or gray eyes.
Answer 3: Why, yes! Dogs excel at the “Doggie Paddle” stroke. Most dogs are excellent swimmers and love to swim for exercise and fun. 

I was very proud of Mister; however, I missed Missus. I think I’ll make her a 10-Piece Pajama Puppy Puzzle craft like the kids made tonight so she knows I was thinking about her, and maybe it’ll help to make her feel better. I take good care of my Missus.  Here are the directions if you’d like to make one, too:

10-Piece Pajama Puppy Puzzle

  • 1 image of a puppy with puzzle
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • 1 sheet of card stock or poster board
  • Scissors
  • 1 pair of sticker eyes or googley eyes, optional
  1. Color the doggie image.
  2. Glue the doggie image to the heavy weight card stock or poster board.
  3. Cut out doggie image carefully, first cut around the outside shape and then separate the puzzle pieces. (Note: Pay careful attention to the head and dog collar piece!)
  4. Have fun putting your puppy puzzle together again and again!
While the children worked on their craft in the library, I listened to stories. I heard a great new book called The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy, and then I heard a story about my favorite big red dog Clifford. It was called Clifford and the Big Storm by Norman Bridwell.

Goodbye for now; it is time for me to go warm up my Missus’ feet and give her a bit of attention.

Go Blue!
Leo, PAL dog extraordinaire

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Photo of Leo the dog lounging and listening to a storyPhoto of 10-Piece Pajama Puppy Puzzle Craft