Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Dog Days of Summer

It's been months since I've posted here due to a number of things, but I'm baaack!

Here we are in the dog days of summer, that sultry time in July & August before the crisp snap of fall. In our case, the weather is temperate, but we are in the dog days literally, having gotten a new puppy.

Watson (named for Sherlock's sidekick and the five-time British Open winning golfer, Tom) is 1/2 Golden Retriever and 1/2 English Cream and full of puppy playfulness.

A visiting friend said, "He looks like some storybook dog."

I had already thought of this--Biscuit of the series by Alyssa Satin Capucilli.
What do you think? Is there a resemblance?

The children's lit world is full of wonderful dog characters--Clifford, Wishbone, and Carl, to name three. Which dog characters are your favorites?

Here's a list by Publisher's Weekly blogger Elizabeth Bluemle.

Enjoy your dog days!


  1. Watson is definitely related to Biscuit! And wow, he's growing fast, too! I hope you keep writing about him! (I just got Beatrice the Biscuit books today for her "back to school" surprise!)

  2. Watson is adorable! And I'm so glad you are back :) You are awesome at finding books that look like your dog. (Or maybe having dogs that look like book characters)

  3. Two of my favorites of all time have dogs as their main characters, "The Underneath" and "Flawed Dogs." Beautifully written, both.

  4. I haven't read either of those, Molly. Thanks for the recommendations.

  5. Watson definitely has the Biscuit gene. My favorite... Ribsy from the Henry Huggins series. Three cheers to Beverly Cleary for creating an oh-so-flawed but oh-so-lovable dog!

  6. Yes, Eric! Ribsy is a favorite of mine, too!

  7. Hi Jane,
    Watson looks so cute! I believe playing with him is definitely great.

  8. Thanks for stopping by, beagleAnnie. Playing with him IS fun.