On Tuesday, May 26th, I kicked off the summer reading program at the Sterling Public Library in Sterling, CO. We drove county roads to Sterling and passed by cows (I love cows), horses (they scare me), and even some sheep (sheep are my favorite animals). I wanted to race outside of the car and herd the sheep back to their pen. But my upright Denise said “no,” so I contented myself with smelling the barnyard country scent that makes a dog like me wag her tail! Did you know that a dog’s sense of smell is about 1,000 to 10,000,000 times more sensitive than a human’s (depending on the breed)? A human has about 5 million scent glands, compared to a dog, who has anywhere from 125 million to 300 million (depending on the breed). So, when I sniff the air, I smell not only the sheep, but the coyote lying in wait over the hill.
I was bored while my upright Denise set up for our show. We are performing a show titled Brave Dogs: Our Four Legged Heroes! Finally, the show began and Denise called me forward. She asked, “Are you ready to be a star?” I immediately played dead. I’m a little bit of a Drama Queen. I love making the audience laugh! I performed my story and I think the kids really enjoyed the show! Then, my upright Denise brought out Max. Max is my arch enemy—my rival—for the kids’ attention. He’s a puppet for barking out loud. I’m real! Sometimes, I like interrupting his story by stealing him. When I do steal him, I chew on his fake fur, which my upright Denise does not like. The audience in Sterling, CO was wonderful. They laughed, they clapped, and best of all they gave me belly rubs at the end of the show. My second favorite part to performing is when the kids pet me. Can you guess what my FAVORITE part to performing is?