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!