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So Long, Summer

While the heat is still with us—and will be for several more months—the dog days of summer are drawing to a close. We started our full homeschooling schedule last week, and this morning, Kellen and Kerrick bid their best canine friend (our puppy, Sweetie) farewell before heading out to the first day back to their once-a-week, school-away-from-home program. As you can see, Kerrick was a little more broken up about it than Kellen was. 🙂 Regardless of seasons and schedules, we plan to continue the dog days around our house—spending plenty of time taking Sweetie on walks and teaching her tricks, as well as digging deeper into the stack of dog books on our read-aloud list. We just wrapped up Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls (look for a future post on that experience), and next on the list is a little-bit-lighter title: The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog, by John R. Erickson. I’m pretty sure our dog days will last well into winter. 🙂

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1 Jeff Carroll { 08.15.10 at 6:09 am }

Where the Red Fern Grows is one of those books that I will never forget! How about Sounder, Call of the Wild, Old Yeller, The Incredible Journey, Lassie Come Home, The Legend of Rin Tin Tin. Dang, I am going dig through my old books to see if I can find some of these.

2 Sonya Hemmings { 08.16.10 at 7:09 am }

Thanks for the suggestions, Jeff! Some of the titles you mentioned were already on our list, and now I’ve added the others. 🙂

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