Saturday, March 28, 2009

American Idol: Wiener Dog Edition

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Saturday morning and the weatherman says it will be raining kitty cats and wiener dogs soon. I am looking for my rain boots and Scooby umbrella. I want to be prepared! Nothing worse than being a soggy, wet wiener dog!

This past week our family spent the day at White's Tower Elementary in Kenton County, KY. Kenton County is at the very top of the state - almost in the Buckeye State. It was easy to tell however that we were in the Bluegrass because everyone made us feel right at home! Ms. Kim Berry (the librarian), the principal, the teachers, parents, and students welcomed us with open arms. They gave Chloe, Frannie, Wally, and me lots of love and hugs. We were given presents too. Some of our good friends from the area came out to say ARFF! I included a picture of Mom and me with Danielle. Danielle, if you are reading this, thanks for the card and the dog bones. They made a terRUFFic snack on the way home! DEE-wishsus!

At the Family Reading Night that evening, we felt like we were competing on American Idol. There were signs in the audience saying that Chloe and I rule! How cool is that? I felt like I needed to sing a song and then wait to the judges to tell me what they thought. I wonder if Randy would call me "DAWG!"

Have a great day! Stay in, stay dry, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers and Happy St. Patrick's Day - even though we are a few days late. Our family spent St. Patrick's Day in Hazard, KY at Dennis Wooten Elementary. We have never seen so much green in our life. We saw green shirts, green hats, green scarves, and even green hair! Chloe and I wore our green bandanas with the shamrocks to celebrate the day. Chloe looks great in green. I like green, but I still prefer Kentucky Wildcat blue!

Chloe and I didn't really know much about St. Patrick's Day so we did a little research. St. Patrick's Day is the national holiday of Ireland. Americans have been celebrating St. Paddy's Day since 1737. We celebrate it by wearing green! If we catch someone not wearing green, we are supposed to pinch them! Mom says it is the ONLY day of the year Chloe and I can pinch each other. Usually, we make sure we have on lots of green every March 17th. Being the pincher is more fun that being the pinchee!

Anyway, we had a great time at Dennis Wooten. Everyone treated us like family! They even planned the menu around our visit. Look at the great food they had! It was DOGlicious!

Speaking of food, I better go. The clock says 4:50 and that means only ten more minutes before dinner time. I have to help Chloe set the table. I don't like being late for anything - but especially not for dinner!

Have a great night!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Monday, March 09, 2009

TAILS of Natcher and Nat

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is a gorgeous day here at our doghouse in Shepherdsville. The sun is shining, there is a breeze blowing, the birds are chirping, and I just saw a dandelion poking up from the ground. It makes me want to put on my fishing hat and my flips flops. Problem is - I can only find three of my flip flops. Where is that fourth one? Oh well...

How can I possibly tell you about the PAWS-atively terrific day and evening we had at Natcher Elementary last Thursday? Natcher Elementary is in Bowling Green, KY. It is a gorgeous school with the best staff! In fact, the librarian, Ms. Alecia Marcum was named Kentucky Library Media Specialist of the Year! After spending the day with Ms. Marcum, we know why! Ms. Marcum and all the staff and students pulled out the red carpet for our visit. We felt like movie stars! We were showered with food, gifts, hand made bandanas for Chloe and me, hugs, kisses, you get the picture. Even better than that, the students were so thoughtul and respectful - and fun too!

You know how in Walt Disney movies two people see each other across a crowded room and fall in love? While I was at Natcher, I looked across the library and found my love. Our eyes met and I felt my heart go pitter patter. Sitting in the library was the sweetest, prettiest, and softest teddy bear ever. I had to hold it, so Mom handed it to me. I loved it so much that I couldn't put it down. I named the bear Nat - short for Natcher. I was so sad thinking I was going to have leave Nat, but Ms. Marcum said Nat could come and live with me! Isn't that great! Nat loves her new home. She is well taken care of. She sleeps with me and I carry her around everywhere. It's harder to carry her since one of her ears is well, nevermind about the ear. We are two peas in a pod! Nat and I are like cookies and milk, spaghetti and meatballs, rawhide and jerky treats!

A great big puppy dog kiss to Ms. Marcum for Nat and thanks to everyone who made our visit to Natcher so spectacular! We hope to see you again soon!

I have posted a few photos up but will hopefully get more up on the photo page in the weeks to come. In fact, updating my photo page is on my Scooby Doo To Do List. My list gets longer every day! Speaking of, I guess I should go. We will be leaving for Maysville, KY in a few hours for a school tomorrow. We always love our trip to Maysville! Mom told us that after school we could go and visit the flood wall and the murals. I am hoping there are are wiener dogs on the murals. I will let you know!

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


Monday, March 02, 2009

TAILS from Heartland

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Monday and boy is it cold! BRRRR... We couldn't put on enough sweaters this morning for our walk. And to think it is now MARCH!!!

Since it is Monday, we are in the usual routine of packing for our school visits. This evening we will travel to London, KY for a school tomorrow. We always love going to London - even if it's not to see the Queen!

Speaking of queens, we were treated like kings and queens last week! We spent the day in Elizabethtown, KY at a new school called Heartland Elementary. The school was gorgeous - all brand spanking new! We were very careful not to spill our lunch tray or drop dog bone crumbs. As you can imagine, we didn't have any accidents either!

The day was extra special for us since we had family at Heartland Elementary. Cousin Austin is a student at Heartland. We were able to catch up on all the family news. Of course everyone thought we looked just alike. I posted a photo (second photo) so you could see the resemblance. We could be twins, couldn't we? A great big thanks to Cousin Austin and everyone at Heartland for making us feel at home!

I better sign off for now. I have so many chores to do before the Woody Bus leaves this afternoon. My desk is a mess, my toys are scattered on the floor, and I can't find my Scooby Doo pajamas that have the four feet. I have lots of work to do!

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