Monday, October 01, 2012

Friends from WOODYford County

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Once again, it is raining cats and dogs at our doghouse in Shepherdsville! Chloe, the rest of my siblings, and I spent most of the day inside. We went out only when we needed to, well, you know. Chloe says it isn't polite to talk about those things so I will move on.

Our favorite friends in WOODYford County sent me an email giving me ideas on how to exercise! They were such terRUFFic ideas I wanted to share them with you. Take a look:

Hi Woody!

It's your friends in Woodyford county! We read chapter two and we surprised by what was in the box! There are a few students in our class who have an interest in the military and they helped us learn what 'Boot Camp' was. Hopefully your boot camp won't be a tough as that!

We discussed ways we can exercise without a gym and came up with a really long list! Here are five things you can do:
1. Join a sports team
2. Do push ups
3. Do jumping jacks
4. Ride your bike
5. Go for a walk

We are thinking that your first mission while in boot camp will be to go hiking. We think this because the area where you are traveling has a lot of great places to hike.

We can't wait to hear what happens once you get to your first destination!

Talk to you soon!

Mindy Logan
3rd Grade Teacher
Simmons Elementary

I wonder if any of the students know Coach CAL at UK. I would love to play point guard for the CATS! Talk about a dream come true!!! In the meantime, I will continue to do jumping jacks and ride my bike!!!

I better skeedaddle. We have a busy week of travel! Tomorrow we are in Dry Ridge, KY and then Thursday we skip on down to Owensboro! I better get my backpack ready and get to bed early so I can be on top of my game tomorrow!

Keep reading the story, keep the emails coming, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Friday, September 28, 2012


Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Hope you are having a great day! It is raining here at our doghouse in Shepherdsville. It seems to be raining lots lately, but that's okay. It gives me a chance to stay in more, read books, play checkers with my siblings, and catch up on emails.

Our friends from Ms. Matthis's class at Owensboro 5/6 Center have been keeping my inbox filled with great emails! I was so excited yesterday to see all the emails come in that my paws got so crazy and I hit the wrong button. Unfortunately, the button I hit was "DELETE!" Whoops! Thanks to Mom, she was able to fetch the emails for me. So, if you sent me an email and I haven't replied, that is why! Sometimes I can be so clumsy and impulsive!

Anyway, if you are reading UNLEASHED, you know that Doc Albert put together a Rx Box for Chloe and me. Our trainer this week had us zip line! Talk about being a scaredy cat! I asked students to email me to tell me other places in KY we could zipper, uh, zip line. I copied the emails from our friends in Ms. Mathis's class. I copied them word for word so you could see how terRUFFic they were! Hopefully I didn't miss any emails. If I missed your email, send me another one so I can add it to this great list! Okay, here goes:

They should go to the forest and run and zip line the hole forest and the rocky mountains because it a grate places to go to zip line
– Travis S.

nashville,tn - because its fun to get on a zip line i haven't but it seems fun have you
– Ashanti

You should go to Tennessee and zip line because they are safe, fun, and long or short. –
- Caleb A.

Woody and Chloe you should go to , Jesse James Stables - Cave City, Kentucky, because they are open until 9 am to 6 pm.
– Noah H.

Big Rock Off Road Park
Maysville, KY
2,000 acres open to all off-road vehicles, must purchase day use pass, camping available for park guests, zip line with 3 lines

Black Mountain Thunder Zipline
Evarts, KY
11 lines, 1.5 miles in total length, located at Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area

Kentucky Shores Zip Lines
Gilbertsville, KY
8 lines, 2 sky bridges

Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass
Versailles, KY
575 acre farm (non-profit 501c3) focusing on Adventure Education Programs for youth, adults, schools, and families.

Lousville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips
Louisville, KY
100 acre underground cavern, 5 line underground zipline adventure, swinging bridges, tour of 17 miles on trams beneath the city, replica fallout bunker and old mining operation...

- Derek

you should go to black mountain cause that is the fastest zip line in the world and guess how long it is it is 1.5 miles long so i think that you should go there to go zip lining.
– Kaitlyn

National Forest
- Chase C.

the red river george because...The Red River Gorge canopy tour has 5 zip lines anywhere from 330 ft to 1900 ft. The tour is between 2 -3 hours. The last two lines are dual racing zips that allow you to race at speeds up you 50 MPH soaring 250 ft over the Red River Gorge.
1. mammoth cave
2. Red River Gorge
3. Louisville Mega Cavern
4. Black Mountain

- Kobe C.

Red River Gorge Zipline Tours
Big Rock Off Road Park
Kentucky Shores Zip Lines

i pick big rock of road because it sounds really cool and over 2,000 arches were built outside of masyville Kentucky

- Haley H.

Mammoth Cave,Red River Gorge,and Louisville Mega Cavern and Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area.

You should go to Louisville mega Cavern And Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area because it is the fastest place to zip line.

- Kailey

Camp Lucan I think y'all should go to camp because it is a fun place and it was an experience for me last year and it has more things than zip lining thats why I want y'all to go to Camp Lucan. Maybe you could take the whole 5th
grade to camp lucan if they earn witch i know i could earn it

– JaKiyah

I think they should go to red river gorge because 7 separate zip lines that complete the tour they offer great views of one of the most scenic areas in kentucky.

- John

here are some zip lines in kentucky to go zip line Black mountains thunder zip line, mammoth zip line adventures, red river Appalachian zip line, life adventure center zip line, mega zips, red river gorge zip lane.
The one i think looks the funnest is mega zips it is in louisville kentucky and why you should go there is because it is 17 miles long so Chole and Woody would get a lot of exercise from walk down there and riding on the zip line . Chole and Woody would have fun too i bet.
- Caitlyn

Places to zip lines are Kentucky action park in cave city,mammoth cave adventures in cave city, black mountain thunder zip line in Evarts,and, red river zip lines in frenchburg.
I say go to red river zip lines in french burg Kentucky.
They have 7 ziplines tour speed through the trees. It is great fun easy access for young and retire.
- Alexis L.

1. kentucky shores

2. lousivlle

3. mamoth cave

4. red river gorge

5. black mountain

- Josey

There are 6 places to zip line in KY and i am going to name them off to you.There are Mammoth Cave,Red River Gorge,Louisville Mega,Black Mountain,Big Rock Off Road Park,Kentucky Shores.There you go there are 6 places in KY.
I would porblely go to Red River Gorge because it sounds prettey and amazing to go their and their would good things to look forword.

- Haleigh

i found some places you could go zip ling kentucky shore zip lines, mammoth cave, and Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips.I would recommend Mammoth Cave because it is safe for kids and it was Kentucky's first canopy zip line tour so that would be cool.

- Emma

1 Kentucky shores

2 mammoth cave

3 black mountain

4 Louisville

5. red river gorge

- Brandon P.

big rock off road park, black mountain thunder zip lines, Kentucky shores zip lines, Louisville mega cavern & mega zips, mammoth cave adventure. i suggest black mountain thunder zip lines because it has 11 lines, 2.0 miles up to 500 feet and speeds up to 60 miles per hour.
adult- 79 dollars per person
children 12 and under- 40 dollars per person
group of ten or more- 60 dollars per person
black mountain off road permit holders- 60 dollars per person

- Kristopher

Hey I found some places you could go zip lining Big Rock Off Road Park, Louisville Mega Caverns, Mammoth Cave Black Mountain Thunder Zipline.
I would Recommend going to Black Mountain Thunder Zip line, i think it would be fun because it has eleven zip lines, 1.5 miles in total length located at Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area.

- Alexia P.

I think you should go to versailles,Kentucky.I think you should go here because there are so many things you can do besides zip lining. you can see lots of wildlife.also there you can go horse back riding. also you can go hiking or biking.

- Dillon

You should go to mega cavern its awesome the workers are nice and its a awesome place to go visit they told me that they had ghost hunters go in in there because they thought there was a ghost on the zip line tour

Mammoth cave adventure

Red river Appalachian zip line tours

Mega cavern

Kentucky shores kip line

- Landen

Woody you should go to Kentucky Shores zip lines because there are 8 total zip fly 550 to 600at 20 to 30 miles an minimum weight is 50 to 250 pounds.

- Paxton

Hey Woody! Here are some places for you to go zip lining!!!!! :)

Mammoth Cave, Red River Gorge, Louisville Mega Cavern and Black Mountain Off Road Adventure Area, Red River Appalachian Zip line Tours, and Kentucky Shores Zip Line.

I would personally recommend Mammoth Cave because it has Canopy zip line tour, guided by horseback and you can camp.

- Layne

Big Rock Off Road Park

Black Mountain Thunder Zipline
Kentucky Shores Zip Lines
Lousville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips
Mammoth Cave Adventure.

And I reccomend the Mammoth Cave Adventure because safety is there number 1 priority they make sure your really safe here primary of course it's only 55 dollars that's why I think Mammoth Cave Adventure is the best for you!!!!


Hey woody i found 5 zip lines that you and your family and friends can zip line at

Black rocky mountain

Kentucky gorge

Red river gorge

Louisville mega carven

Daniel boon national forest

I think that you should go to black rocky mountain because it is 200 feet off the ground.

It might freak you and you family out tho don't get scared you won't fall.

I would like to go their and zip line but i got Asthma and i wouldn't able to breath with all the air rushing in my face.

- Jeremy

Hey wood I think you and your sister should zip line at Mammoth Cave because I think it would be really fun to go to Mammoth Cave and go zip lining!!!!!!!!

- Lily

hay woody i found 5 places u and your family can zip line, Kentucky Gorge, Black Rocky Mountain,Red River Gorge,louisville mega carven, daniel boon national park .

I thank you should go to the rocky monition because it is 200 ft tall.

I thank it would be so much fun 200 ft tall

- Zachary M.

You can go to Black Mountain Thunder because it is fast and fun and it can go higher in the air.

- Amanda

Red river Appalachian
Red river gorge
Black mountain thunder
I think woody should go to Black mountain thunder because it is the highest mountain in Kentucky.
Kentucky shores
Mammoth cave adventure
Louisville mega cavern and mega zips

- Alejandra

i think you should pick mammoth because it is fun

- Ashiana

I found three think you should pick mattthoth cave because the ziplineing is big

- Halie N.

Mammoth cave , red river gorge , Louisville mega cavern , black mountain , big rock off road park
- Yovani

they should go to black mountain thunder zip line red river gorge zip line tours big rock of road park mammoth cave adventure and red river appalachian zip line tours.
i think they should go to black mountain thunder zip line because it has 11 lines 1.5 miles in total length and because it can go up to 400 feet up in the air.

- Nathan

Hello Woody,

I have found some other places in Kentucky to go zip-lining! I would recommend the Red River Appalachian Zip-line Tours because you can go if you're a first timer or an experienced zip-liner.
• Big Rock Off Road Park
• Black Mountain Thunder Zip-line
• Kentucky Shires Zip-lines
• Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass
• Louisville Mega Cavern & Mega Zips
• Mammoth Cave Adventure
• Red River Appalachian Zip-line Tours
• Red River Gorge Zip-line Tours
Lydia Hobdy
P.S. Have a "Paw"sitively good day!!

Rocky mountains because it is a great place to go but its a good thing because its more longer.

- Imonte

You can zipline herein owensboro because a lot

- Julius


- Dylan N.

there is one in owensboro you need to go on the zipline become it fun you get to fly went the brid

- Scotty

mammoth cave

I picked it because it is a fun place to go zip lining

- Tatiana

louisville because its more closer and me alex wants to see animals.!

- Alexander

Mammoth cave. I pick this because its fun place to go zipline.

- Kayslee

Maysville becuse it is long and it is fary down and it is the firts zipe line.

- Jazmyn

Hi woody i'm Jalen and the place to zip line is Louisville, KY because it have 5 zip lines and the are fast and cool and get t be in a cave while zip lining.

- Jalen

1 place to go zip lining is National Park because its the best place to

- Jordan

Hey Woody! I know where a good place to zip line is! Its at Mammoth Cave. It is fun because you can see off the things above the forest. It makes you feel like you are up in the clouds. I will email you again soon!!

- Skyler

You can zip-line in Maysville, KY because $20 for a person can get you riding on all 3 lines, but the minimum weight is 60 pounds to 260 pounds so make sure you eat healthy and be active so you can ride the zip-lines!

- Noah C.

OK here are some cool places in kentucky to zip line:
Kentucky Shores, Big Rock Off Road Park, Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass, Mammoth cave adventure, Black Mountain thunder

- Olivia

We received an email from Derrick G. and Daniel H. but we couldn’t open either of them.


Don't these emails make you want to pack a bag and zip down to one of these places and soar above ground? Makes my heart go pitter pack and my knees knock just thinking about it! If I want to go zip line, I have got to do my chores! So, I better skee-daddle! Have a great day, keep the emails coming, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Hopefully you are reading Unleashed, participating in the activities, and listening to me read the chapter each week. We are receiving tons of emails regarding the story. In fact, students in Ms. Tina Matthis's class at Owensboro 5 and 6 Center have been emailing me plenty of suggestions on how Chloe and I can get some exercise. The suggestions have been terRUFFic - and sound like so much fun! In fact, some of them didn't even seem like exercise at all - but Mom and Dad reminded us that exercise can be enjoyable!

We combined a list of all the answers and included them for you to read. Chloe and I copied them exactly the way the email was written. We also listed the first names of all our contributors below. When we get fit because of these suggestions, we want to make sure our friends get the credit! Maybe you can find some new ways to exercise too!

Leg Lifts
Jumping Jacks
Rock Climbing
Cross Country
Drink Water
Eat right
Tug of War
Curl Ups
Trampoline Gymnastics
Pull Ups
Push Ups
Sit Ups
Canoeing to build up strength
Ride a scooter
Ride a bike
Zip line
Rock Climb
Mountain Climb
Jooge around the block
Play Tag

Kobe G.
Noah C.
Kobe C.

Thanks again everyone for the ideas! We can't wait to try them out! Unfortunately, it is raining puppy dogs and kitty cats here at our doghouse in Shepherdsville so exercising outside isn't a possibility now. Mom said that wasn't an excuse. She said that push ups, pull ups, curl ups, squats, Jumping Jacks, and lots of other activities could be done inside. When I put on my skates and started skating through the living room, Mom explained skating was an outside activity. Oh well, I guess I will work on curl ups - then I'm going to curl up in the bed for a cat nap!

Keep the emails coming and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

UNLEASHED - Chapter 1

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is a rainy day here at our doghouse in Shepherdsville! Chloe and I have finished our lunch, completed our chores, and are getting ready to play a game of Chinese Checkers! Before we pulled all the marbles out, I wanted to show you an email we received earlier from our friends at Simmons Elementary in WOODYford County. Last year, Ms. Logan's 3rd Grade Reading Class followed Doghouse Divided. Already, her brand new 3rd Graders are reading UNLEASED. Here was an email Chloe and I received last evening:

Hi Woody!

This is Ms. Logan at Simmons Elementary! I have a whole new group of 3rd graders in my reading class this year and they are so excited about reading your new book! They all remember when you came to visit us last year! I hope you and Chloe (and your mom and dad) are doing well.

Here is what my class predicts is in your Rx box:

-Healthy Foods/Water/Fruit Juice
-A book or cookbooks about healthy living
-An exercise machine

We are looking forward to reading chapter 2 and finding out! Hopefully you will be able to watch what foods you eat and get some more exercise so your test scores go down at the doctor!

Talk to you soon,

Ms. Logan's 3rd Grade Reading Class

Mindy Logan
3rd Grade Teacher
Simmons Elementary

A cookbook, you say? An exercise machine? Hmmmm... Interesting! I guess you will have to read the next chapter to see if you're correct! By the way, don't you love our new illustrator, Mr. Chris Ware? And if you haven't listened to the podcast, make sure you do so. Everyone thinks it is so much fun listening to me read the story!

I better go. Chloe just brought me the Chinese Checkers game. She said some of the pieces are missing! Uh oh, I think I lost my marbles!

Stay dry, keep the comments coming, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Saturday, August 04, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Have you ever know it to be so doggone hot??? We have to go out and play early in the morning and late in the evening. Mom says it's too hot to play outside in the middle of the day! We finally convinced Mom we could handle the heat the other day. She took us outside and we made it a whopping 4 minutes before we admitted that once again Mom and Dad were right and we needed to go inside. It was too hot. So, if we haven't been working, our days have been spent playing on the bed with our favorite toys, reading books, and playing Checkers, Go Fish, UNO, and Old Maid. Here is a picture from a few days ago:

Our Nana gave us those toys and we love playing with them. We have all different colors and shapes! As much as we love playtime, there's always work on our calendar. We just sent Mr. Nathan our schedule for August so he could post it on the Tour Page. September and October are almost full. Once we have everything in place, we will post that schedule on the Tour Page too. For now, here is our schedule for August:

Tuesday August 7
Owsley County Elementary
Booneville, KY
Woody’s Five Ways For Parents and Students to Have a Successful School Year
Noon to 4

Wednesday August 22
Western Elementary
Centertown, KY
Woody’s Five Ways to Be Successful
Woody’s Five Ways to Improve Writing

School Day

Thursday August 23
Southern Elementary
Beaver Dam, KY
Woody’s Five Ways to Be Successful
Woody’s Five Ways to Improve Writing

School Day

We are definitely ready to pack our Scooby backpacks and hit the road again! We're ready to meet new people and learn new things!

We've heard our new book is almost ready and the brand new newspaper series, Unleashed will premiere soon. I will post the newspapers that have signed up so you can see if your paper is on the list! If not, we have to call them!

I better run for now. Rudy the puppy is getting the Go Fish cards out of the toy box. I want to make sure Rudy deals me in the game!

Stay cool, drink lots of water, wear your sunscreen, and listen to your parents! And don't forget to Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Monday, June 11, 2012

My Very Own Library Card

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Chloe, Frannie, Wally, CeeCee, Rudy, and of course Mom, Dad, and I have had the busiest summer already! Last week found us in Lancaster, Wiiliamstown, Lexington, and Booneville. This week will be busy too - but we will be close to our doghouse in Shepherdsville. We will be spending Tuesday through Friday at a different branch of the Bullitt County Public Library. Here is the schedule:

Tuesday - Lebanon Junction Library 10:00 and 1:30

Wednesday - Hillview Library 10:00 and 1:30

Thursday - Ridgway Library in Shepherdsville 10:00 and 1:30

Friday - Mt. Washington Library 10:00 and 1:30

Come see us! We will have a blast!

Here is a picture of Ms. Cheryl Clemons, the librarian at Grant County Public Library, presenting me with my very own library card! Can you believe that? MY OWN LIBRARY CARD! That means I can check out books in Grant County! I was so excited! My Scooby Doo wallet is getting fat with all my library cards!

I better say goodnight. It is time for a bedtime snack, bedtime story, bedtime prayers, then bedtime. Busy day tomorrow and busy week! Can't wait to see you! In the meantime, Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Accidents happen!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Our family just returned home from Sunday School, had a delicious lunch and a nice long walk! This week was so much fun! We spent the week in Flemingsburg, East Bernstadt, and finished it up at Campbellsville University yesterday!

The funniest thing happened yesterday - if you want to call it that! Mom and I spoke at the Beulah Campbell Reading Conference in Campbellsville, KY at the University. At the end of our session, Dad brought in a few more of my siblings. When he handed my baby sister CeeCee to Kaela (one of the conference participants), CeeCee got so excited, couldn't control herself, and did something that rhymed with her name all over Kaela. Megan didn't come out clean. Her notes were soaked! You've heard the old saying, "The dog ate my homework?" Well I wonder what Megan's professor is going to say when Megan tells her that "The dog had an accident on my homework!" Maybe Megan can show the professor our blog. Both Kaela and Megan were great sports! Mom gave them free books - and even gave Kaela a "Work and Dream like a BIG DOG" sweatshirt!

We couldn't have made it through the day without Jessica! Jessica was our helper. Our Chief of Staff for the day. She sold books, helped us set up equipment, took us where we needed to be, and even helped Mom find her way out of the janitor's closet when she got lost. Dad always says Mom is not the best at finding her way around. Yesterday was proof!

Anyway, we wanted to show you a picture. From left to right is Megan, Kaela (wearing different clothes than when we first met her), me, Mom, and Jessica! Isn't this a great picture?

I better go. We are going to take a Sunday catnap and then work on our new story that will be coming out in newspapers across the state in September.

Have a great day! And here's a piece of advice - if Dad ever hands you CeeCee, make sure you are wearing a raincoat!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Riding Down the Highway

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is Tuesday evening and our entire Gang is headed to Indiana for several days of presentations. I can't remember when our calendar was this busy! And we love every minute of it! I haven't gotten the Tour Page updated but I thought I would give you a quick update. It's hard to type since this road is bumpy, but hopefully you will get the idea. Mr. Nathan will have the deTAILS on the Tour Page soon!

Thursday, April 5th
Hunter Hills Elementary School
London, KY

Wednesday, April 6th
Ohio County Public Library
Rising Sun, IN

Thursday, April 7th
Ohio County Public Library
Rising Sun, IN

Saturday, April 14th
Barnes and Noble
Elizabethtown, KY

Tuesday, April 17th
Flemingsburg Elementary
Flemingsburg, KY

Thursday, April 19th
Hazel Green Elementary
Hazel Green, KY

Saturday, April 21st
Beulah Reading Conference
(Can't remember where - but Mom knows all the info)

Tuesday, April 24th
Camargo Elementary
Mt. Sterling, KY

That's all I can remember without my Scooby calendar, but I promise I will let you know deTAILS soon! Time to stop for dinner and a walk! Have a great night! More information soon! Promise! ARFF!

By the way, we don't ride with the back open, just wanted to show you what it looked like! The only other picture I can take is of my brother Wally. Other than that, I can't see much!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


PS - What about our WILDCATS winning the NCAA Championship??? Hip Hip Hooray!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jet setters!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! As usual, I am beginning with an apology. I'm so sorry I've done a horrible, terrible, no good, very bad job on keeping up with my diary. Our schedule has been busier the past few months than it has been in a year or two! Don't get me wrong - we aren't complaining, but we are behind! In the past 10 days, we have been to Sedalia and Benton (both in Western KY), been to Berea (Eastern KY), Harrodsburg (Central KY) and Evansville, IN! Tonight will find us in Paris (Kentucky, NOT FRANCE) and Thursday our Gang will be in Owensboro. Yes, we are jet-setters! Only we don't have a jet! And we don't have an Irish Setter either. But you get the point.

So, between our travel and writing a new story, we've been busy. Don't worry - we've rested and eaten and played too! In fact, I put a few pictures up so you can see!

Better skee-daddle! It is lunch time and I smell some really good stuff coming from the kitchen! Could it be? Oh wow! Could it really be???? Yes - it is! My favorite! Chicken and eggs!

Have a great day! Keep in touch and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Thursday, January 05, 2012


Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Hope all my friends had a terRUFFic Christmas and New Year! Our family had a fun holiday season. As usual, Santa Paws was very good to us! He brought each of us a present. I got a new stuffed animal that squeaks when you bite it. I love carrying it around and sleeping with it every night!

Chloe, Frannie, Wally, Rudy, and I all tried really, really hard to stay up until midnight on New Year's Eve, but we couldn't do it. Mom said we made it until about 9:30. That's okay, we all gave our New Year kisses when we woke up!

We took our tree down and was very careful about putting all the ornaments away so they would be safe all year. We have a Charlie Brown tree. We love Charlie Brown and Snoopy. So many of our friends give us ornaments. It makes us happy to look at each one and think about the person who gave it to us.

Everyone has been asking us if we have any New Year resolutions. I didn't even know what a resolution was but Mom explained it was making a decision to improve on something. I'm going to try to be a better drummer and harmonica player. I'm also going to improve my table manners! No more talking with my mouth full of food! As our friends in Ms. Hisle and Ms. Logan's class reminded us, nobody wants to see our yucky chewed-up food!

Speaking of Ms. Hisle and Ms. Logan, we spent the day with them before Christmas break! It was incredible! They sang "The Yellow Rose of Texas" for us. It was beautiful! They gave Chloe a run for her money - and you know how pretty Chloe sings the song! We're going to put some pictures on the blog of our visit very soon!

As usual, we're behind. We have a long list of things to do today. We are shipping books, getting ready for school visits to start again, sending updates to Mr. Nathan so we can get our online doghouse up-to-date, writing thank you notes, the list is endless! Since we're behind on our website, we wanted to post our January dates. We just sent them to Mr. Nathan so they will be on the Tour Page soon. In the meantime, here you go:

Tuesday, Jan 24
Boston Elementary
Boston, KY
Woody’s 5 Ways to Be Successful
Woody's 5 Ways to Improve Writing
School Day

Wednesday, Jan 25
Boston Elementary
Boston, KY
Woody’s Writing Workshops & Classroom Visits
School Day

Thursday, Jan 26
Boston Elementary
Boston, KY
Woody’s Writing Workshops & Classroom Visits
School Day

Thursday, Jan 26
Boston Elementary
Boston, KY
An Evening with the Pups

Friday, Jan 27
Memphis Christian Church
Memphis, IN
An Evening with the Pups
7 pm

We are very excited about January! Dad went to Boston Elementary when he was a little boy! They have built a brand new school since then and we hear it's beautiful! Chloe and I keep wondering if they will have pictures of Dad in the hall! I wonder if the principal remembers Dad!

We're also looking forward to Memphis Christian Church. Our friend Zoe's uncle is the minister at MCC! We will be on our best behavior!

I better skee-daddle! The list keeps getting longer and the time keeps ticking!

Oh - before I forget - this was a picture our family had taken in our backyard several months ago. We thought you might enjoy! It's too cold to be outside today with no shoes or gloves on!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!