My Visit to Franklin Elementary

I had a great time today talking to all the children at Franklin Elementary School!  There was  a police dog there too, and he was a sniffer.  His job was to sniff out gasoline, and his partner did a demonstration.  He put lots of rags around, but only one had a little bit of gas on it.  Then the police dog sniffed all the rags.  When he found the rag with the gas on it, he went very still.  He wouldn’t move no matter what the officer did.  It was cool!!  When it was my turn to talk, I asked the children what other sorts of jobs dogs have.  They had some great ideas such as guide dogs and firehouse dogs.  One little girl said that dogs help soldiers in the military too.  I asked them if they watched the news about the tornado in Joplin, and if they had noticed all the dogs.  I told them that the dogs could sniff out people under all that rubble so that they could be rescued.  Then I told them the story about the little girl who was very allergic to peanuts and couldn’t leave her house or go to school because she would die if she came even close to a peanut.  She got a special dog whose job was to sniff peanuts, and he would bark and warn the little girl if there were any peanuts in the area.  Now she can go to school and go shopping because she knows her dog will protect her.  Isn’t that cool?  I bet you didn’t know we were so smart!  Here’s some pictures of me and the kids.  One of the teachers said I was gorgeous!

My next gig is at Christ the King Day Camp on June 21st.  Talk to you later!

Your friend,

Abner

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My Visit to Arkansas Baptist Elementary School

 

 Have you missed me?  I bet you thought I got blown away or floated away in a row boat!  It’s been a slow couple of months because my little sister, Ms. Ellie, hurt her neck and Mom had to carry her everywhere for a while.  She had to stay in a cage (Ms.Ellie, not Mom) and was only allowed out to go to the potty.  Mom or Dad had to carry her down the stairs outside, then carry her back up again.  She got peanut butter three times a day, and I think that’s what made her well ‘cos she’s all better now.  Ms. Ellie is a senior dachshund and the vet says they have back and neck problems a lot.

Anyway, I’m back on my tour again, and today I went to Arkansas Baptist Elementary School in Little Rock.  I had a great time!  The kids collected some goodies for me to take to the shelter for my homeless friends.  These were first graders so we talked a lot about how to be safe around animals, especially dogs you don’t know.  There were lots of questions and interesting stories too.  Here’s some photos:

I love an ear scratch!

 
 

Look at me Mom!

 
 
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 Later this month, I’m going to Franklin Elementary so I’ll talk to you later.  Got to go take a nap!!

Your friend,

Abner

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