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!

10 comments:

  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!)

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    1. Good book choice, Jane! Thanks for your comment.

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  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)

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    1. Or both, Fabric & Books! Thanks for your comment

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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