Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TAILS from LeGrande

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Yet another busy week on the Woody Tour Calendar. We just spent the last four days at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center for the Kentucky Craft Marketing Show. It is one of our favorite times of the year. It's like a homecoming! We get to see all our friends, look at beautiful art, and taste DEE-LISH Kentucky made food! The show was terrific, but after it was over, our family was dog tired! Anyway, enough about that. I have to tell you about one of the best school days ever!

Last week our family spent the day and evening at LeGrande Elementary in Hart County. We were so happy to finally make it to the school. Our first day was cancelled because of the ice storm. Then our make up day was cancelled due to the ice storm. Thankfully our make up day for the make up day went off without a hitch! I was afraid we would have a tsunami or a volcano erupt or something else that would force us to have to postpone. Mom told us not to worry. She said volcanoes, hurricanes, or wild horses couldn't keep us away! It was definitely worth the wait.

LeGrande Elementary has students from Preschool up to the 8th grade. We saw all ages and sizes of students! We met lots of peopele - CAT fans, Cardinal fans (which were out numbered by the way) and even students with nicknames like NAILS. NAILS said he got the nickname because he was "tough as nails." I think I need a nickname - maybe PAWS or something. Woodster has a cool ring to it too.

Not only did I meet people, we were showered with gifts. Ms. Northcutt (the media specialist - third photo) gave us presents. My favorite present came from Ms. Northcutt's mother, Ms. Damron. Ms. Damron is the media specialist at Prestonsburg Elementary. While we were at that school, I fell in love with this bear. That bear was so big - and it belonged to the school so I had to leave it there. I really missed it! Ms. Damron sent me a belated Christmas present! It was my very own bear! You can see how much I love it! I have been carrying it around EVERYWHERE! It's a little harder carrying it around now since one of the ears is well, nevermind. The bear is my new best friend! I sleep with it every night. It keeps the lions and tigers away!!!

Dad took great photos at the school. He took over 100! My diary will only let me show you five or so. Here are a few of my favorites like the one of Frannie being held by a student. We also love the one of Ms. Spillman (the media assistant) and Chloe. The CAT and Card picture speaks for itself!

We will add more to the picture page soon. We had gotten behind with that but are trying to catch up! Also, check the site in a few days for our first ever clothing line!!! My very own sweatshirts and tee-shirts!

I better say ARFF! It just turned 9:00 and I have chores to do. Chloe and Frannie are helping Mom with the laundry. Wally and I are going to help Dad pick up sticks in the yard. Thankfully the sun is shining! Wally and I get the tough chores since we are guys! (Don't tell our sisters that.)

Have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine, work hard at your chores, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!



Wednesday, February 18, 2009

HelmWOODY Heights

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It's Wednesday afternoon and we just finished our afternoon walk. When we returned home, Mom treated us to a nice cold cherry PUPscicle! Yum! It hit the spot! Anyway, while I waited for my lips and tummy to warm back up, I thought I would tell you about our visit to Elizabethtown last week. (Sorry for the typing mistakes. My paws are still stickkkkkky.)

Last week, our family spent the day at HelmWOODY Heights. Well, the name of the school is Helmwood Heights, but I am sure they are just waiting until they change the sign out front before they officially start calling it HelmWOODY Heights! We had visited the school several years ago. When we returned, it was just like walking through our own front door. Everyone made us feel like family! They showered us with hugs, kisses, compliments, and gifts! A great big puppy dog thanks to Ms. Haycraft, Ms. Wilson, Ms. Wilson's Reading Class, and all the staff and students! We are still barking about our day!

Ms. Haycraft and Ms. Wilson gave Mom a brand new nightshirt. We love it! The first night she wore it, I was scared! I woke up in the middle of the night and thought there was another wiener dog in our bed! I was afraid our family had adopted another wiener dog and everyone forgot to tell me. After barking and waking up the entire family - and probably neighborhood too - Mom reminded me it was just her nightshirt. Whew!

I better say ARFF! Our family is getting ready to load the Woody Bus and drive to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville. We will be at Kentucky Crafted for the next few days. If you are in the area, come and see us! It will be nice to be close to home this week. We can spend the night at our actual doghouse! Also, I can't wait to tell you about the fantastic day and evening we spent at LeGrande yesterday. I have lots of tails and photos from that visit too. I will write again in the next day or two so stay tuned!

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


Thursday, February 12, 2009

TAILS from The Lexington School

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Thursday afternoon and we are at our doghouse in Shepherdsville doing what we always do on our day off. Mom is cleaning, Chloe, Frannie, and Wally are napping after a hearty lunch, and I am answering email. I don't know how anybody can sleep with the noise. Dad has his chain saw outside and is cutting downs limbs from all the storm damage. Mother Nature has been busy!!! Chloe and I helped Dad pick up sticks, but when the chain saw came out, Mom made us come inside. She said it was too dangerous. Between Mom and Frannie the Body Guard, we are always taken care of!

Last week, we spent one day at The Lexington School in well, Lexington and another day at Walden School in no, not Walden, but Louisville! Both days were so much fun! It was our first time at The Lexington School. We met so many students and teachers. The school was beautiful. There were beautiful big photos of the students all along the walls. They had a yummy school lunch! We ate bean soup and cornbread. DOGlicious!!! Here are a few photos from the day!

It was our second time at Walden School. When we walked in the door, it was just like returning home. Ms. Donna Sewell made us feel right at home. The students had grown from the last time we had spent the day at Walden. Funny, they didn't think Chloe and I had grown at all!!! Unfortunately, we don't have photos. Last week, somebody (I'm not naming names) forgot to pack our camera. Well, it may have been me, but I can't remember. I am sure somebody will send us some photos and we will post them soon!

I better go. I can't wait to tell you about our visit to HelmWOODY Heights yesterday! It was too fun! Also, I made friends with a crocodile. Maybe it was an alligator. Oh well, I will tell you about it next time. Wally the puppy has just gotten up. He is running through the house. I have to go chase him!!!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!