Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Takoma Park Library

Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

By Miss Julie (Interpreter for Dogs)

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

From Happy's Diary: Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Superdog! That was my Halloween costume last year. This year I took the year off. Next year, I think I may go as a Pilgrim. Maybe I have Pilgrims on the brain because Thanksgiving is approaching. I do love Thanksgiving. OK… It’s the table scraps I love! Hee. Hee.

As you know, I also love jokes. Here’s a Thanksgiving joke for you:

Knock, knock!
     Who’s there?
     Possum who?
Possum gravy on my potatoes (please)!

Hee. Hee.

Miss Julie’s books made me hungry tonight. I heard lots of yummy stories; Dog Food by Saxton Freymann, Biscuit Is Thankful  by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, and Dog and Bear: Two’s Company by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.

While the children waited for a chance to read to a PAL dog, they made a cool flippy doggie Thanksgiving craft.  Here’s how to make one:

Thanksgiving Doggie Craft & Song

  • 1 image of a Thanksgiving doggie
  • 1 image of a Grannie
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 folded sheet of card stock/poster board
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • 1 tongue depressor
  • Masking tape
  1. Color the doggie image, and cut it out.
  2. Cut out the Grannie image.
  3. Tape the tongue depressor to the inside of the folded card stock, (Note: You can also cover the stick with tape to make it smooth) and use masking tape to secure the stick inside and to join the folded pieces together securely.
  4. Glue the doggie image to one side of the card and the Grannie to the other. (Note: Try to line up the characters so that the stick fits below their collars.)
  5. Have fun singing the Thanksgiving song over and over.
Song (to the tune of Frère Jacques):
Doggie:  We eat Turkey. We eat Turkey.
              (flip card to the Grannie side)
Grannie: No, you don’t. No, you don’t.
              (flip card to the Doggie side)
Doggie:  Only on Thanksgiving. Only on Thanksgiving.
              (flip card to the Grannie side)
Grannie: Just this once. Just this once.

Note: Continue the song substituting different Thanksgiving food items, like “Stuffing,” “Cranberry Sauce,” “Pumpkin Pie," etc.

Dreaming happy dreams,

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Photo of Happy the dog listening to a story at the libraryPhoto of Thanksgiving doggie craft