Wednesday, April 30, 2008

TAILS from last week!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Wednesday evening and we are riding down the highways of Kentucky in the trusty old Woody Bus. We are headed to Wallingford, KY. I hadn't written for a while so I thought I would give you a quick, quick update!

Last week was almost like being on vacation. We kicked off our week at St. Catharine College in Washington County. It was a little different being at a college, but we loved it! It made me wish dogs could go to college!

The next day found us in Madisonville. After school, we went to the most delicious restaurant in Hanson, KY. It's called The Campus. Our good buddy, Colton, and his parents own the restaurant. It was the best catfish ever. DEE-lish! We can't wait to go back. Colton was the best server we had ever had wait on us!

After leaving Hanson, we found ourselves with our good friends in Ms. Evans' class at Cravens. Cravens is in Owensboro. They were faithful followers of Mr. Dogwood Goes to Washington. We had so much fun spending the afternoon with them!

Well, Dad says it is time for dinner, so I better close up my laptop! I will write more later! In the meantime, Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Monday, April 21, 2008

Catching Up on the News

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Monday night and past my bedtime. I can't remember the last time I was up past 9:00. It has been the busiest day, but I have accomplished lots of tasks that were on my "To-Do" list. It feels great to accomplish a task and scratch it from the list. One of the last things on my list was to write in my journal, so even though it's late, Mom gave me permission.

I wanted to show you a few photos from last week. This past Thursday, we spent the day in Frankfort at Peaks Mill Elementary. It was a beautiful school and we made lots of new friends. The first four photos were from Peaks Mill. I love the picture of the sunglasses. We look pretty cool, if I do say so myself!

On Friday, we spent a little time with Mrs. Punjack's 3rd grade class at West Point. Her class won the Hardin County News Enterprise Penny Drive. Their prize for winning was a visit from me! There were 10 students in her class - 9 students when the Penny Drive was happening. Can you believe that only 9 students raised over $100 for the Newspapers in Education program? How awesome!!!

This week is CATS testing in the schools. (They aren't really testing cats, but that is what the test is called.) Chloe and I hope everyone has a great two weeks of testing! Remember to concentrate, eat a good breakfast, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Friday, April 11, 2008

The Roarin' Wiener Dogs

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Friday morning and Chloe and I are looking out the window as the raindrops splash on the pavement. It looks like it is going to be a rainy day at our doghouse in Shepherdsville! That's a great excuse for me to read my favorite books, challenge Chloe to a checker tournament, and even catch a cat nap! I think I may need a nap! We returned home around midnight last night from one of the most exciting school days!

Yesterday, our family spent the day at Ryland Heights Elementary in Kenton County. We were all so excited about our visit! Mom had been talking with Mrs. Judy Spegal - the librarian at Ryland Heights. We had never met her before, but we felt like we were the best of friends! Once we met Mrs. Spegal, we immediately learned that she loves dogs, children, books, and dogs!!! Did I say that already? Anyway, she planned the perfect day and evening for us!

The students at Ryland Heights made us feel right at home. When Mom and Dad were walking in the school yesterday, students were getting off the school bus shouting, "Woody! Chloe!" Chloe and I were in the Woody Bus saying, "Do you hear that? They are shouting our name!!!" We were so excited! As they were walking into the assembly, they were all smiles!!!

The students asked the principal, Mrs. Barwell, if they could change the mascot from the Ryland Heights Tigers to the Ryland Heights Wiener Dogs!!! Mrs. Barwell said that April 10th could be Ryland Heights Wiener Dog Day! Chloe and I felt like the king and queen of the school! We will be sure to put some photos up on the Picture Page soon. We wanted to show you some of our favorites now!

Chloe just told me she has the checker board ready, so I better say Arff for now! Have a great day! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

A Tuesday in Tyner

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Wednesday and our family is in the Woody Bus, traveling down the Kentucky highways, singing our favorite travel songs! Destination - Ryland Heights in Northern KY. Yesterday, we were in Eastern KY - Tyner to be exact. We spent the day and evening at Tyner Elementary in Jackson County. From the minute we walked in the door, we felt right at home! There were signs everywhere, the cafeteria had been transformed into the Doggie Cafe, and people were even wearing hats and sunglasses! Chloe and I felt like regular rock stars!

Dad took over 100 pictures! We will put photos on the Photo Page soon. We wanted to show you some from the Family Reading Night! Take a look at these faces!!! Aren't they the cutest?

Ms. Gabbard (the librarian), and a host of other people planned the perfect day! They worked hard to make our visit so successful and enjoyable! Chloe and I are still barking about it!

I better go! It is hard to concentrate with Chloe singing On the Road Again.

Have a great night! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Monday, April 07, 2008

A Visit to my Birthplace!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is a gorgeous day today at our doghouse! The sun is shining a bright yellow, the grass is nice and green, and our bird friends are singing a pretty song! We love springtime!

Once again, we are packing our Scooby backpack for another road trip! Tomorrow we are going to the eastern part of the state to be with our friends at Tyner Elementary in Jackson County. We can't wait!

Last week, we were at the opposite end of the state in Western KY - Paducah to be exact - my birthplace. Of all the places to go, Paducah has to be a favorite since my roots are there! Not only was I born in Paducah, but my Granny and cousins live there too!

Our day at Hendron-Lone Oak was absolutely perfect! Ms. Wetzel, the librarian planned the perfect visit! I saw so many of my friends, and like always, made new ones too! My Granny came to see us at the assembly. I had to be on my best behavior!

I better go. Dad is loading the last few items in the Woody Bus. I am always the last one in the bus! Have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine, sing with the birds, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Visit to Sebree

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine! The weather man says it is going to start raining, so Chloe and I have been taking advantage of the sunshine! We are packing our backpacks to head to Paducah! Everyone knows that Paducah is one of my favorite places. It's my birthplace! We always love a trip to Western KY!

Speaking of Western KY, we have spent a good bit of time there lately. Last Tuesday we were at Sebree Elementary. Sebree is in Webster County. It was our first time in a Webster County school. Everyone made us feel right at home. A great big thanks to Ms. Mary Steely, our coordinator for the day. It was a perfect day and evening! We will put pictures up soon!

I have much more to tell you about, like our weekend in Madisonville, but I am so behind on my packing. Chloe's bag is ready to go and I haven't really even started! I don't want to be in the doghouse before we leave!

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