Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

Takoma Park Library

Doggie Diaries: Adventures at the Library

By Miss Julie (Interpreter for Dogs)

Photo of Snowball the dog at the libraryPhoto of Snowball the dog listening to a story at the library

From Snowball's Diary: Tuesday December 20, 2011

School’s OUT….!! It’s vacation time. Oh, yeah. I’m doing the happy doggie dance because this means:
  1. Lots more attention coming my way
  2. Farm-bound with the family
I came to the library to hear stories, to wish everyone a happy holiday and to gather some reading materials for my trip. 

I heard "If you Give a Dog a Donut"  by Laura Joffe Numeroff, "Charlie the Ranch Dog" by Ree Drummond, and un libro en español that I cannot remember the title… Something about a "Bulldog named Noelle" that a little girl brought from su casa.

Miss Julie and the kids made really cool Snowman Pops, an edible craft. I think I will adapt the project to make Snowman Pups. I will need to experiment. Miss Julie said that I cannot eat chocolate, because chocolate is dangerous for doggies. So I think I will substitute that with liver bites. Yum! Here’s the human recipe, if you’d like to make one:

Snowman Pops
  • 3 large marshmallows
  • 2 small marshmallows
  • 1 coffee stirrer
  • 1 toothpick
  • 1 Rolo candy
  • 2 chocolate chips
  • 1 Good & Plenty candy
  • 1”  string of black licorice
  • 1”  string of red licorice
  • 3 cinnamon decorations
  • 1 tablespoon of frosting
  • 1  knife or spreader
  1. Skewer three large marshmallows on coffee stirrer (to make the snowman’s body)
  2. Insert tooth pick through center marshmallow (to make the snowman’s arms)
  3. Add one small marshmallow to each end of toothpick
  4. Spread a small dollop of frosting on the  snowman’s belly and stick the three cinnamon decorations (to make the snowman’s buttons)
  5. Spread a small dollop of frosting on the snowman’s face to stick the 2 chocolate chip eyes, Good & Plenty nose, and red licorice mouth
  6. Unwrap the Rolo candy and stick it the top of the snowman, using the frosting glue (to make the snowman’s hat)
  7. Add  a ring of black licorice around the base of the hat (to make the snowman’s brim)
  8. Admire your snowman pop and then pop it in your mouth to enjoy… YUM!
Snowball, PAL dog extraordinaire

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Photo of Snowball the dog listening to a story at the libraryPhoto of Snowman Pop craft