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Tail Waggin’ Tutor at Frostburg Library June 9, 2009

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Holly The Newf and friends at the Frostburg Library

Holly The Newf and friends at the Frostburg Library

I was lucky enough to be invited to be a Tail Waggin’ Tutor at the Frostburg Library last Saturday. I had several very nice children come to read to me. I heard a great Goosebumps book and a Froggy book and some poems. I was very quiet and sat still while my new friends read. When kids read out loud to a dog, it improves their reading skills and their self-confidence. Kim suggested to several of the children that they might want to try reading to their own dog. I’m sure any dog would love it. Next week I get to go to the LaVale Library. Hope to see you there.

Parade of Newfs December 6, 2008

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Holly The Newf and her Christmas cart

Holly The Newf and her Christmas cart

Saturday morning my family and I participated in the Williamsburg Christmas Parade with The Colonial Newfoundland Club. What great fun! This was my first parade and I had a very good time. All my dog friends and I had our carts to pull, which were decorated for the holidays. My cart was brand new. Jim finished it for me the night before the parade. This was my first opportunity to pull it. The kids wrapped boxes to look like Christmas presents to decorate my cart. I got so excited about the whole thing that I pooped right in front of the review stand. Whoopsie! Jim cleaned it up for me. (Wouldn’t want to make the group look bad!) Kim said I did a very good job since I’m still new to carting and draft work. The kids had a great time giving out candy to people along the parade route. We marched through the center of Colonial Williamsburg. There were thousands of people who turned out to watch us. After the parade I got to meet many new people and children who wanted to pet me and find out more about Newfoundlands. I really enjoyed myself and we all look forward to going again next year. Be sure to watch the video that we made at the parade.

Thanksgiving means food, family and fun November 27, 2008

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Holly The Newf and Mr. Kitten Britches

Holly The Newf and Mr. Kitten Britches

Whew! I am exhausted. Thanksgiving was a whole lot of fun for me and my new kitten, Mr. Kitten Britches. We were very excited to see all the human people that came for Thanksgiving dinner and even more excited to see Jenn’s dogs Royal, Bernie and Big Sandy, the Australian Shepherds. The dogs and I ran around the back yard and wore ourselves out. Then a bunch of us went on a very nice walk on the Allegheny Highlands Trail, which is a great scenic walking and biking trail. After all that wonderful exercise, we were allowed in the house where Kim said we behaved very well. All the humans seemed to have a good time and Kim seems less stressed now. Well, it’s time for me to catch up on some sleep now. Happy Thanksgiving to All!