My little brother and I absolutely loved The Fox and the Hound. We had this book and tape set that we read until the flimsy paperback fell completely apart and the tape actually broke inside the cassette. Our absolute favorite part was this: “We’ll always be friends forever. Awoowoowoo!” It was the howling that we thought was so great. We also loved The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear; and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (although I’m not sure if the song or book came first).
When I got a little older, I loved Charlotte’s Web, but I had issues with the book. It never made sense to me that no person thought Charlotte was incredible. I always screamed in my head for someone to notice Charlotte instead of just Wilbur. When I read the book again in my 20s’, I realized the incredible sacrifice Charlotte made for Wilbur and I was touched by the story.
About 9 months ago, I got a Yorkie puppy and I decided to name her after an author. While the author isn’t exactly a children’s author, I liked him as a teen and I still enjoy his work. The only problem was that my puppy was a female. Hence, Douglissa. I named her after Douglas Adams and her life is full Hitchhiker’s Guide. Douglissa, or Dee, for short, keeps a towel with her almost always. I gave her the towel the first night I brought her home and she dug it out of the trash when I deemed it too icky to keep. Of course she got to keep it. Dee’s toys (now thoroughly chewed) are named, Ford, Zaphod, Humma Kuvula, and Deep Thought. Maybe I went a little overboard with the likeness to Hitchhiker’s Guide, but it amuses me. Douglissa makes me happier than reading Mr. Adams’ work ever did, but he still ranks a very close second.
So there ya’ have it.