The dog is my sheltie. He's 10 years old and
is getting gray hair like me. His name is MacTruck McKellar, but we call
him "Mac". His size would disqualify him from any shows or competitions,
but for love and companionship he would be the champion! Mac is our
special guest at storytimes this month. Our programs are all about
Scotland. The children are learning about the flag, some of the animals,
kilts, and bagpipes. One of the books we're reading is Wee Gillis
by Munro Leaf. It's an old, but great book to introduce children to the
Lowlands, Highlands, long-haired cows, stags, castles, and bagpipes.
They're also learning a very simple march and dance that I created to go
along with some piping music we borrowed from our genealogy
library. Folks attending the Scottish Weekend will be treated to some
valentines the children are coloring.