dogs sniffing books

Faded Smells in the Dog Library

Most of the books in the Dog Library have strong smells. That’s how dogs read and understand the stories. But after a lot of dogs sniff the same book, it loses most of its smell. For example, hot sauce starts to smell like applesauce. Margaret the librarian always moves these used books into the Faded Smells Room. She also puts the puppies and senior dogs in there. The puppies  Any … Read More ›

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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 didn’t have to be on good behavior when they were … Read More ›

Dog scribbling

Stories Scribbled by Dogs

Dogs like stories written by other dogs. But it’s hard for dogs to write. So they scribble stories instead. One of the best things about scribbling stories 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 or punctuation. A day at the beach Here are some scribbles from a story about … Read More ›

dog punctuation

What Dogs Think About Punctuation

I don’t know about other dogs, but I think all punctuation is optional. If I spend too much time figuring out which type to use and where it should go, it slows down my writing. So I usually skip punctuation altogether. Or I make up my own. Worms and balls To me, punctuation looks like a bunch of worms and balls. There are some fun ones and some boring ones. … 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 ›