Saturday, February 9, 2013

Go Dog Go

When I was a little girl my favorite book to read was Go Dog Go!  By the age of 5 I had the entire thing memorized.  I even had my father draw a little ladder on a page so the dogs would have a way to get down from the house.  The book became worn and tethered, it even had to be repaired with brown packing tape just to stay together.

Now I get to read my favorite childhood book to my niece and nephew and it warms my heart to make these memories with them.
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My favorite part of this story in the book is where the female dog asks her male dog friend if he likes her hat.  His response is “no I do not like that hat.”  so the story continues then again she asks “do you like my hat” again he replies no.  Each time her hat gets bigger and more elaborate and then finally at the end she asks again “now do you like my hat” and he replies “yes I like that party hat.”  Looking back I don’t think then I thought this had any particular meaning to the story, but today I see how we especially women are searching for approval and acceptance.  We want everyone to “like” our “hats” and when they don’t we try even harder the next time.  There wasn’t anything wrong with the first hat the female dog had on in the book.  The fact that her friend didn’t like it shouldn’t be important just as long as she liked it and she felt great wearing it.  That is all that matters.  So let us take note from this Go Dog Go book because life should be a party no matter what “hat” your wearing!

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