Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Takoma Park Library

Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

By Miss Julie (Interpreter for Dogs)

Photo of Teddy the dogPhoto of Teddy the dog at the library

From Teddy's Diary: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

PAL kerchief on – it’s time to work! I love my job. I love my life! In this joyful season, I thought… let’s list my joys! Here they are:

Joy #1:   Sleeping
Joy #2:   Cool air
Joy #3:   Green rubber balls
Joy #4:   Birds to bark at
Joy #5:   King-sized beds
Joy #6:   A fulfilling job
Joy #7:   A loving family
Joy #8:   Many cool friends (two-legged and four-legged)
Joy #9:   A home to call my own
Joy #10: Snegurochka is coming!

It was a great night at the Takoma Park Library. Lovely families come to read to me and to pet my ultra-fluffy fur. Pure joy!

Before I left the library, Miss Julie gave me Falling Up: Poems and Drawings by Shel Silverstein to take home. She thought I would enjoy the poem on page 132. When I got home, I read "Christmas Dog" by Shel Silverstein.  She was right… I loved it! Here’s the first part of the poem... check out the book to read the end:

            Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs,
While I'm guardin' the stockin's and tree.

What's that now---footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who's this down the chimney?
A thief with a beard---And a big sack for robbin' the house?

Teddy Bear cuddles,

Read Teddy’s July 12, 2011 diary
Read Teddy’s August 30, 2011 diary
Read Teddy’s September 20, 2011 diary

Photo of Teddy the dog listening to a storyPhoto of Teddy the dog spending time with a family at the library