I like it when the days grow longer and warmer. It gives everyone more time to have fun outside.
One of my favorite things to do is to chase those large rats with bushy tails. I have heard lots of humans call them “squirrls” or something like that. Whatever the name, I enjoy chasing them. (I’d rather chase them than look up the proper spelling of their name.)
I have been busy as I volunteered at the Southport Spring Festival. I was once again asked to serve as grand marshal of the pet parade. My human dad, Fred Shonk, and I got to lead the parade in a police cart, which is much like a golf cart except it has flashing red and blue lights.
I was also a judge for the animal contest. I’m thinking that I wasn’t a good judge because I gave every contestant a 10. I believe that almost everyone won a prize. We sure met a lot of nice people and their pets. I really enjoyed myself.
I’ve been informed that school is out for two weeks. If I were in charge of scheduling, I would eliminate several of the breaks during the school year. At a couple of the elementary schools in Beech Grove, students read stories to me. This is a wonderful program, and I miss it when the students don’t read to me during those irritating breaks.
But I have one problem with the program. Sometimes when I’m read a good story I tend to fall asleep. I’m sure that everyone who is reading this article has given in to a well-read bedtime story.
On occasion – after we arrive back home – Fred will review the stories that we listened to and explain how each of them ended.
I was so happy that we took a couple of pictures with the students who participated in our reading program this year. The pupils at Hornet Park Elementary are kindergartners and first-graders, and the children at South Grove Intermediate are in Grades 4-6.
It’s going to be about 60 days before school resumes. … Bummer!