Friday, February 09, 2018

Book Huntin'

Dr. Peggy holding surgery with her dogs, cats, and horses...
and unicorns, and tigers....and other creatures great and small

Peggy has finally decided that it is okay to sit on my lap in the evening. Sometimes she watches a movie on her Kindle while I read on my NOOK. Sometimes we talk. Sometimes stuffed animals act out this and that, and sometimes we just enjoy each other's company.

I would like to add reading to her to this mix, but I don't want it to be the same old-same old. Her mama reads to her a lot in the evening, and she has plenty of books to love.

However, I would like to share the books that delighted me when I was young, some of which are especially timeless and pertinent to us animal loving folks who like to learn.

Thus I renewed a search that has been ongoing for me for several years now. My late grandmother worked in a news shop, which sold magazines as well as books. Christmas was about guaranteed to supply wonderful reading material, from comics to hard covers.

I remember one, a great, big, shiny, hardcover, that had stores and poems about animals. I know I wore it out. I still remember some of the poems.

However until today I have been unable to find it, even by searching for the text of the poems. 

Suddenly, while looking at hundreds of covers from the fifties and sixties I remembered the title!

Dogs, Cats, and Horses....... It's a bit pricey for a used kid's book, but still.....


Jan said...

Enjoy these days, my grandchildren now outweigh me

A. Montgomery said...

They grow up so fast. I am very happy that you are enjoying her. Love Mom

ellie k said...

Enjoy these days, they grow up and get so busy with life. My grand daughter discovered boys and cows. She thinks she is in love but got started in FFA last year and fell in love with her cows. We hope the cows win out over the boy. Three grandchildren in the military and one getting ready for college. I get hugs but everyone is so busy.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

What a blessed child, to have a grandma's lap to sit in! And what a blessed grandma,with a grandbaby who likes to sit on her lap. Enjoy this wonderful time.

threecollie said...

Jan, I am in some ways grateful to have come late to parenthood. We are mostly past the hurly burly of having to make a living and have time to enjoy her

Ellie, we do! Thank goodness for cows!

Jacqueline, you have the truth of it. I had tears in my eyes reading to her from the book Becky bought us.