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What Happens When I Have a Bad Day

Sometimes when you have a bad day you need puppy snuggles and Orange is the New Black.

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August 6, 2013 · 4:18 pm

Mortification Monday (three days late)

July 21,

I hate parents. Or at least mine. No one tels me anything. I’m in a foul mood today. It all started with my sister not going to Learningwell with my dad. She is a super brat. I mean it. The rain hasn’t made my mood any better. We had to drive super brat to learningwell and pick up my dad. He’s going with my mom to her doctor’s appointment. And on top of that I miss Baron. Why did he hafta die? Lord I miss him like the grass misses the rain, like people miss each other, if you see what I mean. I loved Baron. He was the dog in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD! I mean it. I’m home alone. It’s just me and KC, my cat. Well more for later.



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Pop-up libraries

Recently, a new free public library popped up in my North Seattle neighborhood. No, it wasn’t a new branch for Seattle Public Library (though it is mere blocks from the Greenwood Branch). It was a Little Free Library.


The Dr. Deiter Memorial Free Public Library: Take a Book, Leave a Book (as long as there is room).

Mae West, Lola, Waffle and I discovered it on a dog walk last week. Of course we had to stop and browse.

The current selection

I am so enamored with this little library on North 81st Street (near Fremont Avenue North), that I’ve begun sorting through my massive home library for items to donate. I think these pop-up libraries are brilliant.

Mae West loves an outdoor library.

My only question is, what will happen when our lovely winter weather comes?


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Don’t let the dog eat the book

Fact: In the span of four months, my dogs ate over $200 in library books .

I cannot make this up.  As  librarian, it’s pretty embarrassing to have to go to work and admit that your dogs ate your library books. As a friend, it’s pretty shameful. No one wants to lend me books because my crazy bitches (correct term, though they are witchy, too) might eat them.

You know the new car smell? My dogs love the scent of new books. The only non new book thew ate was Dog Training for Dummies. I bet you can guess why.

A few of the titles they have consumed:


Wolf Hall

Dog Training for Dummies

Stop Getting Ripped Off

For some reason, they ignore the books on the bookcase, but books on coffee tables, nightstands, the dining room table, and the windowsill are all FAIR GAME.

What? We found this like this. Mae West (l), Lola (r)

I shouldn’t complain. They are good at shredding documents, god-awful writing, rejection letters, and anything else you give them. And they like to hang out in my office and sleep while I write as opposed to destroying things like books, bras, and eye masks.

And they think everything I write is a goldmine.

I can’t be the only one with dogs who snack on books. Tell me, what have your dogs eaten today?

Btw, you can follow Lola and Mae West on Twitter.


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