New dog

A New Dog in the Dog Library

One day, a black and white dog trotted into the Dog Library. He looked happy to be inside. Margaret the librarian had never seen him before, so she showed him around. His name was Auto. Probably because he loved car rides. Just for dogs Margaret explained that the library was just for dogs. It wasn’t like a people library. Dogs could just be dogs. They didn’t have to be on … Read More ›

dog scribbling

Stories Scribbled by Dogs

Dogs like stories by other dogs. But it’s hard for dogs to write. So they scribble stories instead. One of the best things about scribbling is that you don’t have to be good at it. You can use any jumble of lines and loops. And there are no scribbling rules either, unlike grammar. A day at the beach Here are some scribbles from a story about the beach. The ocean. … Read More ›

Dog writing

A Sentence Game for Dogs

I’ve heard there are people who try to teach dogs to read. I don’t know if it works or not, but that’s what I’m good at – teaching other dogs to read. So I invented a sentence game for the dogs at the Dog Library. I showed them six sentences from some books I brought. Then they were supposed to try and read them. Not by smell, but with the … Read More ›

Dog writing

From Woofs to Words

I’m not one of those dogs who only knows the words I’m supposed to know. Like sit, stay, no, and bath. If that was it, my stories might sound like this: Sit, no, stay, no, bath, stay, no, no. Pretty silly. But I know a lot of people words. My mother taught them to me. So, when I’m writing and I do forget a word, I use the Woof key … Read More ›

Outside the Dog Library

Outside the Dog Library

Dogs don’t like to stay inside all day, even at the Dog Library. So there’s a big yard for them to play in and different-sized dog doors that let them go outside. One time a big dog tried to fit through a little dog door. The little dogs growled. So did the big dog who got stuck. Books that don’t look like books The yard also has a water fountain … Read More ›

dog writing basket

The Dog Writing Basket

Margaret the librarian saved one section of the Dog Library for books that were written by dogs. They wrote the books by choosing different smells from a basket in Margaret’s office. She called it the Dog Writing Basket. Or sometimes the Basket of Smells. When the dogs start writing The dogs usually needed help to start writing their books, so Margaret gave them some ideas. One idea was to write … Read More ›

A Book Group in the Dog Library

Most of the dogs in the Dog Library were serious about studying book smells.  That’s why they were there – to understand the books. So Margaret the Dog Librarian started the Serious About Smells Book Group. The dogs gathered in her office every afternoon and sniffed the books together. One book was called Washing by Splashing. The dogs thought the book was about a dog bath – or maybe a … Read More ›