Thursday, February 28, 2008

Southside in WOODYford County

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! We hope everyone is having a terrific day! Chloe and I are enjoying the sunshine. The snow has been lots of fun, but it was nice to see color outside our window this morning!

We had the greatest day on Tuesday! Our family spent the day and evening at Southside Elementary in Versailles, KY. Versailles is in Woodford County. We have asked the mayor about possibly changing the name to WOODYford County. It's probably not going to happen, but fun to think about!

Mrs. Anita Jones (Southside's media specialist, last photo) did a PAWS-atively perfect job in arranging our day. Mrs. Jones said Southside had "Gone to the Dogs!" She was right! There were dog pictures everywhere and even a big doghouse in the front lobby! Their plan is to read enough books and gain enough Accelerated Reading points to put Mrs. Cassady (the principal, second photo) in the doghouse! Chloe and I would love to see that!!!

In addition to meeting the students and staff, my favorite part of the day was WOODIE! Woodie is a little girl black and tan dachshund. She isn't real, just a stuffed animal, but that didn't matter to me. She was pretty! She had on a beautiful green sweater with fur all around it. Everyone laughed when I put Woodie in my mouth to hold. I was just trying to say "ARFF!" You can see Woodie in the first photo. She is in the basket. Just seeing her in the picture makes my heart go pitter-patter!!!

I could talk all day about our visit to Southside. We will be remembering it for years and years!!! Hopefully one day we can visit everyone again. I would love to see our new friends, especially Woodie!

I better go! This is an exciting week. Our new book comes out tomorrow! We can't believe it! I will keep you posted!

Have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!