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.
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!