Thursday, December 24, 2009

Catching Up on Christmas Eve

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is an important day around our house as we get ready for Santa Claus to visit. We love this time of year! We've been singing Christmas songs, listening to our favorite Christmas album by Alvin and Chipmunks, watching A Charlie Brown Christmas Special, perfecting our wish lists, and visiting our friends. Here are a few photos from our book signing at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park a few weeks ago and then also from our school visit at Whitesville Elementary in Daviess County. Just looking at the pictures puts you in the Christmas spirit!

I better scoot! A Christmas Story is coming on TV and even though I've seen it a thousand times, I still love watching Ralphie! I have much more to bark about - like our visit with Austin this past week so stay tuned!

Merry Christmas and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TAILS from Estes

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! We are inching closer to Christmas every single day! Our family has been so busy with school visits and book signings. We can only imagine how Santa Claus feels!

Last Wednesday,we spent the day and evening at Estes Elementary in Owensboro, KY. Mrs. Kristy Lovett, the Media Specialist, (see Photo 1) worked oh so very hard at planning the perfect day and evening for us! It is always exciting to walk in a school and see the walls decorated with our faces! The students had colored pictures of us. This one particular picture immediately caught our eye. I had to find out who colored that masterpiece! After doing some investigating, I learned that Shane had produced that work of art! We knew our illustrator, Paul Brett Johnson, would love Shane's interpretation! Shane definitely has a future in art!

Many of the classes had been following Dog Gone Wild. We signed their scrapbooks, answered their questions, and loved hearing their favorite parts. It seems everyone got a kick out of what I had packed in my backpack for the camping trip. Who knew packing pupscicles could be so funny???

I better scoot. We returned home late last night from Liberty, KY and are leaving again for Owensboro again. We have been there so much lately that I think we need a post office box! Tomorrow will be our last school visit until January. Maybe during the Christmas break I can get my list for Santa perfected!

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


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

TAILS from Taste of Kentucky

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! We just got home from a terRUFFic school visit in Liberty, KY. It is way past my bedtime, but I wanted to show you a picture that my friends Jackson and Julia sent me. A few weeks ago, we were at a book signing at Taste of Kentucky in the St. Matthews Mall when Jackson and Julia came to visit. We had met Jackson a few years ago at his school. They had been making a Gingerbread house but stopped what they were doing to come see us! I wish I had asked Jackson and Julia if they seen the Gingerbread Man. He is always so fast - and very tough to catch! A great big thanks to Jackson, Julia, and all the folks that came to see us at the mall that day! It is always scary to get Mom and Chloe in the mall together. You know how girls are!

Speaking of Gingerbread, it is time for my bedtime snack. We had a very busy day today and I am dog tired! I will write more later about all our travels and adventures. We have tons of stuff to bark about so stay tuned!

Have a great night, sleep tight, and don't let the bed bugs bite! Oh - and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Friday, December 11, 2009

Book Signing with Santa Claus tomorrow night!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Like I said on my earlier post, we love this time of year! Everyone has been asking about our Christmas tree. I posted some photos. The first picture is of our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. It is always the first decoration we put up. The next three photos are of our bigger Christmas tree. This was the day we were putting the tree up. It doesn't have all the ornaments on and you can see it doesn't have any presents - like the one that says, "WOODY" that's now under the tree. Don't worry - there is one for Chloe, Frannie, Wally the Puppy, Rio, Santa Fe, Boulder, and Dolly the Cat. We can't wait until Christmas morning!

Speaking of Christmas, tomorrow night we will be at the Cumberland Falls State Park from 6:00 to 9:00 pm signing books. Santa Claus will be there too. Come see us! Bring your camera! I already have my camera packed so I can get a picture with Santa! We hope to see you there!

Better scoot! Have a great night! Enjoy the season! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


TAILS from Clinton County

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! I guess because of the Christmas season, I have been so very behind on writing in my diary. I love looking at the ornaments on the tree, trying to guess what is in the package with the name "WOODY" written on it, and practicing all the Christmas songs on my harmonica! I love this time of year!

Last week, we spent one day and evening at Clinton County Middle School and then we spent the next morning with the Early Childhood Center. It was so fun being with middle school students one day and then pre-school and Kindergarten students the next! Here are some photos from our time. Take a look...

A big thanks to everyone who made our time in Clinton County so enjoyable. We are already looking forward to seeing everyone again next year - if not before!

Better scoot. Mom is baking Christmas cookies and Chloe and I get to put the sprinkles on them when they come out of the oven.

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


Thursday, December 03, 2009

TAILS from South Green Elementary

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Our sweaters officially came out of the coat closet this morning. It was freezing for our morning walk. Chloe, Frannie, Wally, and I didn't play around this morning. It was all business if you know what I mean!

I have been so behind in my Journal. I guess it's because we have been so busy. Slowly but surely I am getting caught up!

The Thursday before Thanksgiving, our family spent the day and evening at South Green Elementary School in Glasgow, KY. Ms. Mary Elliott, the media specialist, did a wonderful job planning the most perfect day and evening. It was smooth as silk! Everyone welcomed us with open arms. We learned something very important that day - it never hurts to be in a school the day they serve Thanksgiving lunch. Talk about yummy! Dee-lish! The cafeteria ladies were so generous. They had some turkey left over and treated me after everyone had left the lunchroom. That was the best school lunch ever!!! The turkey melted in my mouth and the gravy was scrumptious!

Because the school was so generous to feed me, I tried to help the custodial staff clean up. I tried to use the broom but realized it was easier if I just ate the crumbs off the floor. Not to worry - floor was mopped after the crumbs were gone!

Speaking of crumbs, it is 7:30 and that means our bedtime snack is right around the corner. Tonight our snack is Vanilla Woofers! Chloe doesn't like it when I eat the cookies in the bed. She says I am too messy. I guess it's because girls are usually more particular than boys when it comes to things like that!

Have a great night, don't get crumbs in the bed, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Dog Gone Wild

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Well, for most everybody, Dog Gone Wild has come to an end. It's always a bit sad for us when the series concludes but we love hearing the responses from our faithful readers! (We are also hard at work on the next series too!) Anyway, our readers were asked the following question: What did you enjoy most about the Dog Gone Wild series? Here are the responses from our faithful readers in Ms. Lentz's Class at Holiday Elementary:

The part I liked the best was the end because it is nice to see what good brothers and sisters do. Just to let you know - my sister and I always fight. Katie

The part I liked best is when the pupcicles melted in his backpack because it was hilarious. Jaxon

I liked the last chapter at the end when she told Woody to get harmonica lessons. Claire

What I liked in the series was that it taught us lessons about life. Talaisia

I liked when Woody and Chloe wrapped their paws around each other. B.J.

Hey Chloe, hey Woody, What I liked the most about the Dog Gone Wild series is that they all had a good humor in them. Michaela

It was very entertaining and fun to read. Faith

I enjoyed Chapter 9 when Chloe found Woody because she could hear him playing his harmonica. Josiah

I enjoyed when Chloe gave Woody the prize money for harmonica lessons. Jack

I enjoyed when Woody packed all of the stuff he did not need. Cody

I liked the last Chapter of the Dog Gone Wild because Chloe and Woody both are so funny. Chloe gave Woody good information about the money and harmonica lessons. Also they are so cute laying side by side. Karson

I liked the one where Chloe saves Woody in the woods. Brittney

I liked chapter 10 because Chloe was generous to give Woody the prize money. Makenzie

I enjoyed the chapter when Woody packed the pupcicles, electric blanket and other electronic items when they were first going on the camping trip. "LOL" that was hilarious. P.S. Ha Ha Ha. See you next time. Peace. Katyvin

I liked everything about the Woody series and how funny Woody is. Anneshia

What I enjoyed the most was when the writer put in the story that Woody was a chili dog. Kiara

The thing in the story that I liked was at the very end when Woody got the prize money from Chloe! Madison

It was all good because it was funny and all; and that was one of the funniest stories I have ever read. Wade

What I liked best is when Woody learned all about the wild and there was a always a lesson for him to learn. Derik

My favorite part of the Dog Gone Wild was the fact that they were talking dogs. Sydney

What I liked most about Dog Gone Wild was that Woody had exciting moments and he survived the part where he got lost. Emily

My most favorite part in the story Dog Gone Wild is when Chloe found Woody. I thought Woody would be a goner. A.J.

The part I liked the most in Dog Gone Wild was when they were on the way there and Woody and Chloe said let's go on a short cut so they did; and it was really a long cut. Koby

The best part in Dog Gone Wild is when Woody was lost and he kept playing that song about food. Hunter

The part that I liked the most was at the end because Woody was lost but Chloe found him and then Chloe said you should have the prize money. Then Woody told everybody what he learned then they lived happily ever after. Lataviya

My favorite part about Dog Gone Wild is when they were doing the challenges and they both won one challenge. Kirsten

My most favorite part about Dog Gone Wild is that it about dogs because I like dogs. Mary Catherine

The part that I liked the most was at the end of the story. I thought that was a really dear "brother-sister" moment. Logan

The part I liked the most is the end because it reminds me of my brother, but he is the oldest - not me. Hannah

What I liked most about Dog Gone Wild is when Woody and Chloe had their very first challenge, which was to see who could pack their backpack properly. Dominique

My favorite part about Dog Gone Wild was when Woody packed a plug-in blanket. Cameron

What I liked most about Dog Gone Wild is the pictures and exploration. Keiora

My favorite part of Dog Gone Wild was when they were on the road trip. Brandyn

My favorite part of Dog Gone Wild was when Woody packed an electric blanket, an art set, a Woof system, microwave popcorn, and pupsicles. Emma

What I liked most about Dog Gone Wild is ... That Woody packed his book bag up with junk, especially the pupsicles HA HA! Donnie

Sniff, sniff! These comments make Chloe and me feel warm and fuzzy! Thanks! Keep your eyes out because Dog Gone Wild will be out in book form in early 2010!

I better scoot! We have lots to do today! I am also hoping to catch up my blog entries. I have so much to tell you! ARFF!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!