Fantabulous Friday: Read, Read, Read!

I was a guest at the 2014 Read-In at the S.C. Statehouse. "Oh, the Places You'll Go" could be the very theme of my life. Who would have imagined that a rescued poodle would one day end up mingling with politicians, beauty queens, students, teachers and lots and lots of people, all who appreciate good books and reading!

I was a guest at the 2014 Read-In at the S.C. Statehouse. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” could be the very theme of my life. Who would have imagined that a rescued poodle would one day end up mingling with politicians, beauty queens, students, teachers and lots and lots of people, all who appreciate good books and reading!

The Editorial Assistant, Mom Karen, has had a particularly busy week and begged off writing the blog. So, here we are on Friday with a few words of inspiration!

I was a guest at the Read-In at the S.C. Statehouse yesterday, and the organizers were very considerate to let the Editorial Assistant tag along. I had so much fun. I received lots of pats and hugs, and I even got in a few dance steps with the fabulous drum line from Benedict College. It is an honor for us to be asked, of course, and, once we are there, people always ask lots of questions about me and our books.

Some 1,400 students, teachers, parents and guests attended this year’s Read-In that honored Dr. Seuss and his wonderful book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go.” Even S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley was there to participate, but I was the only poodle in the crowd.

The program featured people from around the world reading parts of Dr. Seuss’ book in their native languages. We’re offering these great words to you in English, and with graduation season just ahead we know that you’ll find a chance to share them with a favorite graduate in your family, among friends or right in your own neighborhood!

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

This is good advice for any of us — poodles, included, though we often have to steer our humans in the direction we choose! The Editorial Assistant was appalled when I headed in the direction of a student and his sandwich. I’m sure he wanted to share!

 

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