worked all weekend while nursing a cold. had a tough day in the office today and worked in the office till way after ten. i came home to find that hubby had brought some of his work back home. curled up with his books and laughed my head off while reading William Kotzwinkle and Glenn Murray's 'Walter the Farting Dog'.
His kids LOVED the book and found it hilarious! so did i. I love what my husband does for work- as a preschool teacher, i feel that his job boasts a lot of soul and is full of love and nourishment. I envy him and the important character building work that he does. I know its much harder than it looks and i respect him for how much of himself he gives his kids.
Anyhow, Walter the farting dog, is basically about a stray dog which a family picks up which farts. The kids in the family love him and don't mind the farts, but the father decides that Walter has to go if he doesn't stop farting. Poor Walter, who didn't want to lose this family he had just found decided never to fart again, and in a series of adventures, he proves his worth- farts or not to the family.
" And then he went and lay down on the sofa. A gigantic gas bubble began to build inside him. ' This is going to be trouble,' he said to himself, nervously. He was afraid of what might happen if he let it go. He thought maybe the house would explode. So he kept it in. It wasn't easy. In fact it was torture. But he had resolved never to fart again. His future depended on it."
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