Monday, July 06, 2009


Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Our Gang hopes all of you had a terrific Fourth of July! The 4th is one of our favorite holidays! We love to celebrate freedom - and of course we love any excuse for a cookout! Speaking of cooking out, did you see the results of the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? The wiener of the contest ate 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes! Wrong, I tell you! That's just wrong - and scary too! I was glad I wasn't anywhere around. As fast as the champ was scarfing down those dogs, he may have eaten any hot dog he could find - including yours truly! I do think it would be fun to have an eating contest. I think I'll challenge Chloe to a bacon eating contest - or maybe chicken and dumplings. I'll let you know how it turns out.

This past Friday, our family spent the morning at the Scott County Public Library in Georgetown, KY. That particular library is one of our favorites in the entire state. For one thing, we have made so many special friends that hold a large place in our heart! We met several of those families at the library in 2003 which was our first summer on the road. Those families returned on Friday. Of course we saw The Favorite Butts Boys. We met them in Georgetown in 2003. We keep in touch with them. Even though Anthony is practically grown, he still comes to visit. It's funny - he was little when we met him and now he is almost as tall as MOM!!! (Photo 1) Gracie and her siblings were another family we met at the Georgetown Library in '03. They even brought the book I signed to them 6 years ago. There was a new brother with them this time!!! (Photo 2) When the program was over, many people left, but we had so many that stayed around to talk. We shared stories and giggles and even dog treats! (Photo 3)

It wasn't only people that came. We had some wiener dogs friends too! The black and tan wiener dog in the fourth photo came from Frankfort to see me! Her parents follow the stories in the newspaper. I believe her name was Gretchen. I was too nervous when I met her to pay attention. My heart was going pitter patter. I saw stars and hearts. She was bee-u-tiful!

The Scott County Public Library has some of the neatest features. For instance, you can check out fishing poles and tackle boxes. Isn't that cool? And, there is a wall dedicated to our new illustrator, Paul Brett Johnson.
The wall features his book The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down . (Photo 5) I tried to climb up and help Miss Rosemary get Gertrude down, but Mom saw me make the first move and stopped me in my tracks! Probably best anyway. Miss Rosemary and Gertrude must not have the same fear of heights that I have!

As you can see, it was a terRUFFic day! Tomorrow our family will be at the Grayson County Public Library in Leitchfield, KY. If any of you are in the area, come on out. They are having the event at their city park. We'd love to see you!

By the way, I know several of you are following me on my FaceBook page under Dogwood "Woody" Furr. Well, I have finally learned to twitter, or tweet ,as it is called. (I prefer to call it a bark rather than a tweet.) Anyway, you can follow me at
I just started it on Saturday and only have a few followers. Hopefully I will get the hang of it!

Whew! That's alot of info! Stay tuned as I will start telling you about the new newspaper series! We know you are going to love it! ARFF!

I better go! I hear the sound of a can opener. It's music to my ears! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Thursday, July 02, 2009

TAILS from New Haven

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Thursday morning and we are at our doghouse in Shepherdsville. We love summer! There's nothing better than wearing flip-flops, running through the sprinkler, and eating ice cream! We also love our Summer Library Tour. It's always exciting to see our friends each summer.

Our past three library visits found us in Nelson County, KY. Lots of terrific things have come from Nelson County, KY - such as My Old Kentucky Home, The Railway Museum, and best of all - our DAD! That's right - Dad was born and raised in Nelsonville, KY, which is a little community between Boston and New Haven. Dad's parents and siblings and nieces and nephews still live in that area. Dad was the quarterback on the football team at My Old Kentucky Home High School. I don't know if it's true or not, but Dad says if you drive by the old football field, he can still hear them chanting his name! We didn't have time to drive by and listen for his name though. We were having a grand time at the library.

One of the neat things from visiting the New Haven Library was ice cream! There is a place called The Cream Station and it is right down the street from the library. You know how I give paw print stamps out at our visits? Well, Mr. Bob at The Cream Station told everyone who went to Summer Reading to come in The Cream Station, show him the paw print and get a FREE ice cream cone! Yes - you heard it right - FREE! That was the tastiest ice cream ever! Dewishush! I wondered since I had four original paw prints if I could get four ice cream cones! Mom said, "Dogwood, don't even think about it!" Oh well, never hurts to dream!

A great big thanks to Ms. Linda at the New Haven Branch and Mr. Bob at The Cream Station! And, a great big thanks to Ms. Stephanie at the Main Branch of the Nelson County Library in Bardstown. Every single visit was perfect! TerRUFFic to be exact!

Flip flops, sprinklers, and ice cream aren't the only great parts of our summer. Cousin Macey has been a great part of our Summer Library Tour! Cousin Macey has gone to the library visits with us. She helps carry the bags, sort the tee shirts and stack the books. She also likes to play ball with us and read us stories when we are in The Woody Bus. It's going to be hard to do the school visits without her. I asked Mom if Cousin Macey could continue to travel with us during the school year. Mom said that second grade was very important and Macey couldn't afford to miss it. I'm sure Mom is right!

I better get going. We are getting ready to start packing for an overnight trip! We will be traveling to Georgetown, KY to see our friends at the Scott County Public Library. Gotta get my bag together!

Have a great day! Enjoy the sprinklers and the ice cream! Oh, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!