Friday, September 14, 2007

Four-Legged Friends List

I'm so excited to join the new challenge! Here's my list:

White Fang by Jack London (wolf)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The Outcast by Kathryn Lasky (owls)
Guardians of Ga'Hoole: The First Collier by Kathryn Lasky (owls)
The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun (cat)
Poppy and Rye by Avi (mice)
Cat House by Michael Peak (cats)
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata (dog)
A Dog Called Scholar by Ann H White (dog)
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett (cat and rats)
Watership Down by Richard Adams (rabbits)
The Sight by David Clement-Davies (wolves)
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O'Brien (mice and rats)

The animal I'm reading in honor of is our family's beagle, Baker. We got Baker on October 28, 2006, as a birthday gift for my brother Gray. On that day, everyone was so excited. When Mom, Dad, and Gray headed off to Lollipop Farm, everyone at home was anxious to see what kind of dog we would get. They came home with a nervous and excited beagle who came with the name of Baker. What we didn't know was that Baker had thyroid problems, so we had no clue why he kept gaining weight. By January, he weighed a whopping 43 pounds, which is a lot for a beagle! Now, Baker takes a pill for his problem, is on a diet, and now weighs only 38 pounds. Everyone is so happy that Baker became a part of our family (except maybe Aldo, our cat)!


Kailana said...

What a cute dog! Thyroid problems are always fun, my dog likely had one of those, but it was hard to say because golden retrievers are never skinny!

You are reading some great books, glad that you are joining in!

Chris said...

Cute dog :) Great list of books there, Annie. I'm reading Watership Down too. I've been meaning to read that one for awhile in "years", lol. So I'll finally get around to it! I've heard that it's quite a sad book. Hope you enjoy the Rats of NIHM, it's a childhood favorite of mine! I tried Avi awhile back and just couldn't get into him..I read Crispin: The Cross of Lead. I've been meaning to give him another chance though, so if you like Poppy and Rye, maybe I'll try that one!

Jean said...

Baker is cute, though his tongue looks funny to me. Our dog, Marburg, is part German Shepherd, part Corgi, and part Chow, and the Chow part gives him a black tongue. (Someone told me that the only other animal with a black tongue is a giraffe, but I don't know if that's true.) Anyway, dogs with nice pink tongues look funny to me, because that's not what I'm used to seeing.

Carl V. said...

Awww, what a cutie. I miss our dog but have so far resisted my daughter and wife's urgings to get another one. I'm sure they will probably win out in the end!

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