Once Upon A Dog

Once Upon A Dog

Once upon a dog–the story is about a dog, not time, there was a Golden Retriever named Yalu and she liked car rides. When she went on these car rides, Yalu expected the windows to be down so could stick her nose out the window and sniff whenever she wanted. When she sniffed the great outdoors was up to her.

The problem this prancing princess puppy had one day while out on her car ride was that her driver kept the windows up. I know, talk about your doggie tension. Why would her personal chauffeur keep the windows up? Are you ready for this? He complained, complained, more than once that it was too cold outside. He did not like what he called, “the burr, burr cold” blowing on the back of his neck while he drove.

Her driver said it was 26 degrees outside, whatever that meant. The blowing wind was too much for him so the prancing princess puppy would have to “rough” it with the windows up during her car ride.

Was it Yalu’s fault that her driver could not keep warm? Where was his fur coat? Yalu never went anywhere without her fur coat. Was there not enough puppy fur in the car for him to knit himself a very warm jacket? Where was his scarf?

He could have turned up the heater, but nooo, her driver kept the car windows up and denied a fury cute brown dog the benefits of the great outdoors. Good help is so hard to find. The only reasons Yalu kept her chauffeur was that he did a pretty good job in the petties and play departments–he had room for improvement when it came to supplying puppy treats.

Keep in mind that Yalu was not a spoiled dog. Oh no, she was fresh. Being fresh required people, including her driver, doing whatever Yalu wanted whenever Yalu wanted it done. These freshness expectations should be been made known back at the kennel when Yalu chose her people.

Curious as to how we got here? Well you, kind reader, can follow Yalu’s trek to top dog status by becoming a proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room.  Find out how she met her future chauffeur and the way she stood out from the other dogs in the crowd.

I know, I know, one Yalu adventure is not good enough. You want to know how well this dog handles a stinky situation. The answer to that and many other questions can be found in Yalu And The Stinky Stink where she rescues a zebra. You read that right, Yalu rescues her pet zebra.

Now that you are thoroughly intrigued and wondering, “How does a Golden Retriever all do those amazing things?” Well you can find out by clicking the banner links to the right and for $2,99–$5.98 if you are brave and bold enough to purchase both e-books, you can be in the know.

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Petting A Dog–There Is Nothing More Important

Petting A Dog

Petting A Dog

Petting a dog is the most important activity humans undertake–more important than reading a newspaper. Yalu’s job was to made sure everyone was up and ready to pet her inside the Puppy Palace.

In order to pet her, people had to be awake because it’s much easier to pet a cute brown dog when you are awake than when you are asleep—we have tried sleep petting, it doesn’t work unless you are a cute brown dog getting the petting while you sleep.

Making sure DiMamma and Daddy, Daddy, Daddy were up was easy because Yalu slept with the parents on their bed—rumor had it that a little brown dog, who shall remain cute, would wake up Daddy, Daddy, Daddy at three in the morning for special nighttime petties—but that’s a story for another time.

Usually, Yalu used her nose to open doors—since she did not have important people thumbs, a nose certainly did the trick. Sometimes, Yalu encountered closed doors that required doggy diplomacy to overcome. When a closed door blocked where she wanted to go, Yalu would knock with a scratch of her paw upon the frame and sometimes add a polite “I would like the door opened, please” bark. When that failed, the puppy diplomacy deepened.

I lived on the second floor so when Yalu would used her nose, knock, or give a polite bark, I heard her could open my door for her all important petties. The same was not the case for Honey-Honey. She lived another floor up in the loft and sometimes would not hear the puppy knocks or her polite barks. For Yalu, that could only mean problems—the biggest involved her not getting Honey-Honey petties.

When Yalu entered my room and jumped on my bed, we would discuss her concerns during her petting sessions. Her jumping off the bed, running to the door, looking at me, and then jumping back on my bed indicated that we needed to leave my bedroom and check on Honey-Honey.

Since I had thumbs, I could open the door to Honey-Honey’s room. On the way up to the loft, I would let Yalu know that the Honey-Honey might be asleep and that we might have to wake her up. Good thing I sent a puppy up there first because Honey-Honey without her morning coffee is well … not awake and what she needed was a cute brown dog substitute for her morning cup of Joe. Fortunately, we had one of those.

With everyone now awake and morning puppy petties completed, we could move on to more important issues such as mid morning petties, followed by the late morning puppy petties, then the noon petties, early afternoon petties, followed by the very important mid afternoon petties that led to the early evening petties because the best petties in the world were the ones that happen that instant.

Wow, that was a long tail … I mean tale. It really does take a smart dog to get what she wants. Yalu even did that as a puppy. You can find out by becoming a proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room. It based on a true story about how she picked me and my sister. It is nice to be picked by a dog. Click the banner to the right and for $2,99, you can be the proud owner of this e-book and download it from Amazon.com.

What is that? You want a second Yalu adventure. One of those is possible, but there is a skunk and a pet zebra involved. Yalu And The Stinky Stink is the name of the story. There’s a banner for that too on the right. Have a click. Be brave, be bold and find out what happens to this cute brown dog.

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Welcome Traffup.com visitors. Click the banners to the right purchase these two e-books for $2.99 each on Amazon.com. Below is a brief description.

Yalu's First Adventure

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One story is called Yalu And The Puppy Room. It is about an eight week Golden Retriever looking for a forever home. She does something rather unique to stand out from the dogs in her kennel.

 

 

 

 

 

Yalu And The Stinky Stink Book Cover

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The second e-book is called Yalu And The Stinky Stink. In this great continuation of the Yalu saga, she meets a skunk and then later rescues her pet zebra.

The illustrations in both e-books are great. The stories are even better. Find out for yourself by become a proud owner of these e-books.

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Looking For Both Cute And Smart Dog?

A Cute And Smart Dog

A Cute And Smart Dog

Looking for a smart dog? Then look no further than a Golden Retriever. They are as intelligent as they are cute. That means they are really, really smart.

Like all dogs, a Golden Retriever can be taught just about anything a dog can learn. What makes them different is that they figure out the best way how to do something. In other words, Golden Retrievers are problem solvers.

 

 

When a Golden Retriever is in the field, they are better at quartering than most dogs. What is quartering? That is when a dog search for something. Put a Golden Retriever and another dog in search of something, the Golden Retriever will not look where the other dog has been. Doing that allows them to cover more ground while other dogs might look in the same place more than once.

If you need further evidence of a Golden Retriever being smarter than other dogs, then look no further than Yalu. She found a way to stand out from the other dogs in her kennel and get noticed. You can find how she did that in her first adventure, Yalu And The Puppy Room. 

The banner for the book is to the right. You can also sample minutes of the book with a short video. Why? Because you are special. So be brave, be bold and become a proud owner of a wonderful e-book for just $2.99.

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What A Lovely Dog House

This Is Your Dog House

What a thrill to see your dog house for the first time. When putting together the second edition of my first book, Yalu And The Puppy Room, I meet with my artist Tielman and reviewed the pictures I wanted to add to this edition of the book.

I asked him to draw Yalu seeing her new home for the first time from the car.

He asked me how many levels was the house?

“Two,” I answered.

“What color is  the house?” he wanted to know.

“Red,” I told him.

“Do you want a garden, a tree or two in the front yard?”

“Sure.”

That was all we spoke about when it came to the illustration I wanted. The above was what he created. Amazing, simply amazing. There was a moment where I just looked in awe of his creation.

Tielman possesses a skill all artists throughout time have possessed. The patron, me, would describe what I wanted for a picture, then he, the artist, created something that he convinced me was my idea. Thankfully, I am easy to please in the picture department.

I really must admit, Tielman did a phenomenal job with the illustrations he created for me. Today’s example is one of three dozen illustrations he created for my two e-books, Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink. For page after page you, kind reader, will find his deep and rich illustrations helping to bring the words of my two stories to life. Experience the world he created for me. Become a proud owner of my e-books. Both stories can be purchased at Amazon.com for $2.99. Yalu has two very great adventures that will make you root for her. Be brave, be bold and become proud owners of these books.

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How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

How To Make A Good First Impression

What would you do make a good first impression? Would you juggle? Do a handstand? Juggling and handstands would be easy if you had hands and most dogs I know do not have hands. Although I have seen videos of dogs doing handstands. I have yet to see a dog doing traditional juggling. YouTube claims to have dog juggling videos. They are just a dog nipping a balloon or another dog catching a bouncing ball. Those do not count as feats of juggling.

Most dogs make their first impression by barking. The problem is that all adult dogs bark and when they do that gives humans the wrong first impression. Another problem is that a puppy does not know how to bark. At best, they make yelping noises like other puppies. That leaves a pup trying to figure out how to make that all important good first impression on humans. This is a big life decision so it must be done just right.

A dog could jump on your lap and beg for attention. I have had more than one dog do that as their way of saying hello. Big dogs, little dogs have done that with me. One playfully pup pulled back his paw and with a big smile on his face scratched my arm. Perhaps he thought I liked to play rough because he to play rough. All that got me was a scratch on my arm.

Then there was the dog who was all teeth and liked nipping at me. That was his way of playing. Try petting him and the teeth came out. He might have been a nice puppy, the problem was that he made a wrong first impression. For some odd reason, I like my fingers and want to keep them connected to my hands.

Why not play with other dogs? Dogs like playing tag. Pick one puppy to be it and let the chase begin. Wait, wait, wait. How does that make a good first impression with humans? How does that make you stand out from the crowd of dogs? Playing tag shows that you can run in a pack of dogs.

This was the situation a shy yet to be named Golden Retriever found herself. The room she entered was filled with puppies having a grand old time playing tag while two humans sat on a couch watching them.

She had choices. She could play tag and run around in a pack with the other dogs in the room. Such interaction with other puppies was not her thing. This was a classy, yet shy eight week old Golden Retriever. She could stand off alone and hope to be noticed by the humans. The problem with plan B was that the pack of dogs playing tag could come her way and make her it. That meant running, roughhousing with the boy dogs and getting her fur out of place.

There had to be a better way for the people in the room to notice her. If not, she would be going back to her cage and that was the last thing she wanted. Life in the case was boring. Here was a chance to get out of her kennel and live the life of her dreams. The man and woman in the room looked nice enough. They both smiled and looked like dog people. They had to be dog people. Why else would they be in a room filled with puppies chasing each other if they were not dog people?

Think, think, think. How could she to stand out? How could she get noticed? That was when an idea came to the shy eight week old Golden Retriever who wanted to leave with these two people.

If I told you the great idea this Golden Retriever had, there would be no reason for you, kind reader, to purchase my wonderful e-book, Yalu And The Puppy Room. It is available on Amazon.com for $2.99. In mere moments, it can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or smart phone and that is just one of Yalu’s fabulous adventures.

The only question remaining is this: are you curious enough to want to find out what this shy Golden Retriever did to stand out from the croud? There is only one way to find out. Be brave, be bold and become the proud owner Yalu And The Puppy Room–it is “woof” it.

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Traffup.com Review

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Traffup.com deserves a review. Since I have started using the website, there has been a spike in visitors to my blog: www.yaludog.com.

In four days, there have been 598 visitors and that is a low number. I am promoting another product that has garnered 598 visits as well.

As for traffup.com, I have discovered that when one purchases gold coins, your ads get promoted to the top of the listing. If you are not purchasing points, your site(s) are not listed toward the top.

One can visit 120 websites for fifteen seconds or longer if you wish before the powers that be at traffup.com issue an enforced break for the remainder of the day. That means if you visit websites offering 50 points and do that 120 times a single day that is 6,000 points for you to turn around and offer to visitors to your site–not too shabby.

I build up my daily points to their limit, offer 50 points to visit my blog and then let the number run down to zero. Offering visitors the most points possible make sense to me. Why offer someone 20, 30, or 40 points when someone else will offer the 50 point max for the same fifteen seconds? Buy some traffup.com points that seems to be effective and keep repeating the process. Building these 6,000 points takes a good ninety minutes, perhaps less if I pay attention to the timer.

Right now, the goal is to get my website noticed. With people taking a moment to literally window shop my blog, I could come across someone who pauses, take a closer look and become a free subscriber to my blog and even a customer.

Welcome to the wonderful world of an entrepreneur. One must be patient, willing to try new sales methods and learn from them. Right now, I cannot complain about traffup.com. I have paid a total of $30 for almost 1,100 visits which has been better than other methods I have tried to promote my blog.

All I need to do is turn those visitors into buyers and I am off to the races. Perhaps I should tell people what I am selling. That would be a good idea.

I have for sale, kind reader, two e-books I have self published with wonderful illustrations. Both are available for $2.99 each on Amazon.com. One story is called Yalu And The Puppy Room and is based on a true story about how I meet my dog. The other is called Yalu And The Stinky Stink where our heroine, Yalu, meets a skunk and rescues her pet zebra. It is now time for you to be brave, be bold and find out why these adventures about Yalu are so wonderful.

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Skunked: What Happens To Dogs When They Are Curious

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Yalu just picked a bad moment to be a kind curious dog. All she wanted to do was say hello to the black doggie with a white stripe across its back. The skunk had another way of saying hello to her.

Welcome to a Yalu’s second adventure from Yalu And The Stinky Stink. It is one of two e-books I have available on Amazon.com for $2.99 each.

The story does not end with Yalu getting skunked. Our heroine goes on to save her pet zebra. Yes, she has a pet zebra that needs saving. If that sounds odd, then you, kind reader, will have to find out what happens by becoming a proud owner of Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

What’s that? You want an origin story? Well I have one for you about an eight week old Golden Retriever who wanted to find a forever home. She took a great risk to stand out from the other dogs in her kennel in a story called Yalu And The Puppy Room. There a short video about the story to the right. Take a look at it.

Both of my e-books have wonderful illustrations that will make you smile. Be brave, be bold and make Yalu’s adventures a part of your life.

 

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Thank You Traffup.com For Helping Me Generating More Traffic

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I am a self published author of two children’s e-books:  Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink. 

Both are available on Amazon.com for $2,99 each.

The banners are to the right. Be brave, be bold and have a look at my other blog posts–they are “woof” it.

 

Before the fifteen second timer runs out, let me share a one day stat with you. I have had a 189 visitors with traffup.com. Please pardon me while I explain this website to my blog followers who need a footnote or two.

Sorry, I had less than fifteen seconds to pass along that information before a picture appeared at the top of the screen with three choices of what that picture is–get that question right and you get points.

What is traffup.com? It is a way to generate legitimate visits to your webpage by real people–hence the picture with the three choices of what that picture is because computer have not advanced that far yet.

Receiving points can be free or through a package purchase. With either the free or paid method, one offers twenty to fifty points to attract visitors. The more points you offer, the greater the chance people will see your site–if I could offer more points for a longer visit, I would. Right now, fifty is the limit.

It will be a very long time before I buy another Facebook ad. With Mr. Zuckerberg’s program, I might get a few thousand visitors pending on who much advertising I purchase, but too many people simply hit the “like” button and move on. A few days later, the traffic dries up. With traffup.com, people look at my website all be for fifteen seconds, but they look at my website like someone window shopping. That could generate a sale.

There are interesting places worth seeing on traffup.com such as books, marketing, weight loss and a slew of other categories. Their goal of the people who use traffup.com are my goals: generate traffic and sales.

This could be very neat. I look forward to seeing how well traffup.com works.

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Sneaky Dog Trick Fools Human

Sneaky dogYalu could be a sneaky dog when she wanted something.  There you are, wearing your dog slippers, minding your own business, watching TV, when a cute brown dog walks up and drops a ball on your chair. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge. It is time to play–or at least that was she wanted me to think.

It is hard to say no to someone so cute. That happy dog face says, “Play with me. You know you want to and, I brought a ball.”

 

Once I got the dog slippers off and some socks and shoes on, we would go outside and I would throw the ball, She would chase after it and bring it back. That was her way of appeasing me. I would throw it again and she would give me a look. With a little tilt of her head, she would indicate,  “I just ran and got that ball for you and there you go throwing it again. I have got to check my sniff mail. If you want the ball, go get it yourself.” Off she would go for some sniffies.

Good thing Yalu had the memory of a puppy dog. Give her a few minutes and she would be all ready to go fetch a ball or go looking for the one that just got thrown. While she sniffed, I would walk to where the ball I had thrown and point to it. Yalu would look my way and come trotting over. That was when she remembered there was a thrown ball and felt like running after it again.

Come to think of it, she used the ball to trick me into going outside so she could check her sniff mail. She set me up with the whole ball on the recycling chair trick.  That was not the only sneaky ruse she used on me. Back in her kennel, she found a way to stand out from the other dogs and get noticed.

Find out what she did by reading Yalu And The Puppy Room. You, kind reader, can download an e-book version for $2.99 from Amazon.com Be brave, be bold and enter Yalu’s wonderful world.

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