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It is Hot Out There

A very sad, hot dog was left in their car while the humans were using the library today when the temperature outside was well over ninety degrees. This means it is a good time to share a friendly reminder from the folks at Homeward Bound Rescue League. Please do not leave your pet in the car, at the library or anywhere else.

Books About Cats That Are Non-Fiction

Decorate a Dog

Earn your "Make Tracks" badge by decorating a dog. Stop by the main help desk to pick up the outline, take it home and creatively use your favorite medium to fill it in. What will your dog be, a patchwork quilt of colors and fabrics or photos of your favorite pet? Your finished artwork will be displayed beneath the Help Desk, so do your best!

Teen Fiction Books About Cats and Dogs

My boyfriends' dogs by Dandi Daley Mackall

The dust of 100 dogs by A.S. King

Inubaka: crazy for dogs. Vol. 1 by Yukiya Sakuragi

Ashes, ashes by Jo Treggiari

Books About Cats That Are Fiction

Books About Dogs That Are Non-Fiction

Dog Memoirs

Memoirs About Dogs- Some of these titles may also be available as books on CD or e-books and a few have been made into DVDs:

A dog for all seasons: a memoir by Patti Sherlock

Dog house: a love story by Carol Prisant

Drinking with Miss Dutchie: a memoir by Ed Breslin

Books About Dogs: Fiction

Bone dogs: a novel by Roger Alan Skipper

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

Christmas with Tucker by Greg Kincaid

A dog's life by Gerald Hammond

Best in Show Dog Show

Our second annual Best in Show Dog Show will be held Saturday, September 15th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM in the CPL backyard. Which will be Canton's Top Dog? Why not yours?

To enter a dog in this event, print off, fill out, and return the waiver form by 6:00 PM Friday, September 14th. Bring your four-legged best friends and show them off in our contests for:
  • Best Trick
  • Best Costume
  • Best Behaved
  • Best Looking
  • Best Largest
  • Best Smallest
  • Best in Show
Winners will receive prizes. There will be free hot dogs and pop. Dogs must be registered to be eligible, but humans can just show up!

Children's Books to Love

From board books, to pictures books, to chapter books, it's is so hard to choose?

The Winning Name Is...

The votes have been tallied, and we're pleased to announce that Teddy Carnival is the winning name in our Name the Fish contest! Thank you to everyone who participated in our contest, and congratulations to Maya K. for suggesting the name that received the most votes from library staff.

Meet Our Newest Arrival

We are proud to announce the newest arrival to the library — our new baby fish! Now, we just need a little help naming him. Stop by the Children's Department to submit your name suggestion, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.

Service Dogs are so Helpful!

In Sunday's USA Weekend magazine, the cover story focused on how service dogs are trained to assist humans with tasks that were unimaginable a decade ago such as: detecting seizures and diabetic blood sugar spikes, providing calm and comfort to autistic children, helping veterans overcome PTSD, and much more. Interested in raising an assistance dog or volunteering? Contact Paws for a Cause to help.

Detroit Kennel Club Dog Show

The Detroit Kennel Dog Show will hold its annual benched competition this weekend, March 3 and March 4, at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Besides judging who will win Best in Show, there will be herding demonstrations, agility contests, the Rock-n-Roll K9 Performance Team, pet therapy dogs, and local canine celebrities.

Pekingese is Westminster Winner!

Malachy, a 4-year old Pekinese took home the Best in Show prize at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Dog Show Tuesday night in New York City. He defeated a Dalmatian, German shepherd, Doberman Pinscher, Irish setter, a Kerry blue terrier and wire-haired dachshund to win the silver bowl. No prize money is awarded to the winner, but the prestige is plenty.

Golden Collar Awards

Hollywood will honor its on-screen canine performers in its brand-new awards show, The Golden Collar Awards Monday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. And the nominees are:
  • Cosmo as Arthur in Beginners
  • Uggie as Queenie in Water for Elephants
  • Denver as Skeletor in 50/50
  • Hummer as Dolce in Young Adult
  • Uggie as The Dog in The Artist
  • Maximilian as Blackie in Hugo
They are all winners, but my bet is on Uggie!

Who Will Be America's Next Top Dog?

On Monday, February 13th, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, 2,000 of the finest purebreds will compete for the 136th Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show event. Watch all the drama unfold on Monday from 8:00-9:00 PM on the USA Network and from 9:00-11:00 PM on CNBC. The Best in Show competition will be televised live from 8:00-11:00 PM on the USA Network. May the best dog win and stay tuned for the newest book Show Dog to hit our shelves soon!

Therapy Dogs and the Good Work They Do

Tag-A-Long, a golden retriever, recently celebrated his 12th birthday. What's so unusual about that? He's a therapy dog. These special dogs help others who have challenges and bring joy to those in hospitals and nursing care centers. Want to learn more? Check out this book, Angel on a Leash.

Rescue a Shelter Pet

Are you interested in adding a pet to your life? You don't have to rub meatballs on your feet like movie star George Clooney did! Consider adoption at your local animal rescue shelters such as Michigan Humane Society, Homeward Bound, Last Day Dog Rescue, Almost Home, Michigan Animal Rescue League, Dearborn Animal Rescue, and Last Chance Rescue. Check out our new book on caring for your four-legged friend(s):

Monkey Video Storytime

In this online storytime, Miss Sandra and Miss Katie tell stories and sing songs all about monkeys.