Looking For Molly

 

Looking For Molly

Looking For Molly

Jim Morrison of The Doors was right: people are strange. There are times when they simply do not understand a doggie’s needs. There you are searching the house for the most important important pet zebra in the world. Your people should be aware of this dire problem and join in in finding out what happened to Molly.

Looking For Molly

Looking For Molly

Do they not know that Molly is your bff? They have seen you squeaking her tummy on the couch many times. You carry Molly all around the house. If Molly the pet zebra is not ready to be squeaked, then there’s something wrong and that wrong must be righted this instant.

Looking For Molly

Looking For Molly

Are your people helping? No! They’re just acting as though they have a crazy dog looking around the bedroom for no particular reason. Sigh! Finding good people can be difficult. Communicating with them can be even harder.

Looking For Molly

Looking For Molly

They think that helping Yalu wash up after a close encounter with a skunk was all they needed to do that day. They were probably sad that the skunk spoiled an afternoon walkies.

Well that might be true, but what about Molly? Yalu has done a thorough job of looking for her. Now drastic steps must be taken. The kind of steps that will make her people wonder what has gotten into their puppy dog.

Looking For Molly

Looking For Molly

I mean come on, what could drive a prancing princess puppy dog to have a panic stricken look at the base of the steps? That look could only mean one thing: monsters. Yalu has to save Molly from monsters and she needs her people.

How does she do that? Well, kind reader, you will have to find out by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Stinky Stink. In Yalu’s second adventure you will see this puppy dog overcome her fear of monsters and rescue her pet zebra. It is time to be brave, be bold and join Yalu on her gallant rescue–all you have to do is press the book banner underneath.

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The Skunk’s Point Of View

The Skunk's Side Of The Story

The Skunk’s Side Of The Story

So, there I was, minding my business, sniffing around, at one with nature. That was when I heard a door open. Outside comes a puppy dog who scampered down the porch stairs and trotted around the yard.

Great, a dog has decided to become a part of my day. Granted, I do not mind dogs. The further away they are from me, the more I like them. When they do decide to get close, I have a special way of saying hello.

The Skunk's Side Of The Story

The Skunk’s Side Of The Story

I already knew this was not going to be a good encounter. Dogs are not supposed to say hello a skunk like me. The smart canines know better. They take one look in my direction and stay away. This one might need a life lesson which I was more than happy to provide.

The dog had a big smile pasted on her face. Her eyes were wide opened. That meant she was friendly. Good thing there was a mesh fence between us or this dog might have violated my comfort zone.

Being the kindhearted skunk that I am, I decided to give this dog a warning so I arched my back and put up my tail. Any experienced dog would have turned and run away. This one crept closer and still had a friendly look on her face. That was about to change.

The Skunk's Side Of The Story

The Skunk’s Side Of The Story

Having given the dog a warning, it was time to dispense with the life lesson. With a quick turn I sprayed my special stink formula at her and scampered off to the woods.

I must have gotten her in the eyes because she cried out real loud. There was no need in hanging around, particularly when I heard the house door open again. Teaching a dog to avoid a skunk was one thing, messing with humans was something I preferred avoiding. Humans tend to get upset when their dogs get a life lesson. They always overreact and always side with their dog.

Someone will probably write a story about me and that dog. The dog will probably get all the publicity and sympathy from the reader too. Will the story be called A Kindhearted Skunk Teaches A Life Lesson? Probably not. The tale will most like be from the dog’s point of view and called Yalu And The Stinky Stink. At least I will get some credit in the story title.

I am not bitter, just stinky. We skunks have learned to play the part of the villain quite well when it comes to our interaction with dogs. Go ahead, buy the e-book and let me know if I am right or wrong. It’s only $2.99 at Amazon.com. Be brave, be bold and find out what happens when a dog tries to say hello to a skunk.

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Seeing The Dog House For The First Time

Seeing The Dog House For The First Time

Seeing The Dog House For The First Time

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.

I asked him to draw Yalu seeing her 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. Look at the picture he created: amazing, simply amazing. There was a moment where I just looked in awe of his creation.

Tielman has a special skill that 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’m easy to please in the picture department.

Seeing The Dog House For The First Time

Seeing The Dog House For The First Time

I really must admit, Tielman did a phenomenal job with the illustrations he created for me. Today is an example the dozens of 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 amazingly low price of $2.99 each.

Yalu has two very great adventures that will make you root for her. Be brave, be bold and become proud owners of these e-books—all you have to do is press the book banner underneath.

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The Curtain Rises

The Curtain Rises

The Curtain Rises

The curtain rises. Before you, kind reader, sits a picture of an eight week old Golden Retriever between two couches. The dog’s name is Yalu. She sits is in a place called the puppy room.

Upon her face is a Mona Lisa type smile. Why the smile? She knows the secret of standing out from the crowd. She is young, bright and confident. My proof is a short two minute video to your right that is meant to spark your curiosity. Take a moment and view it.

The Curtain Rises

The Curtain Rises

Are you wondering what happens next? If so, good. That means I have written an excellent cliffhanger. Why? Because something awkward will be happening to our heroine.

The goal of my blog is to entertain you. Walk away with a nugget of knowledge. I write about my dog Yalu, being a self published writer or post technical information that helps me support my WordPress page. Questions are always welcomed. If I do not know the answer, I’ll look for it.

I always end my blog with a request to purchase my two e-books. Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink are priced at $2.99 and are available at Amazon.com. Personally, and being a bit bias, I think both books are great. My goal is to have you agree. Read the book to someone special or better yet, have someone special read it to you. In the end there is only one way to find out if I’ve written a good story. You need to be brave, be bold and take a gander at Yalu’s wonderful world.

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Dominant Dog

 

Yalu liked playing games with her people and one of those games was called dominant dog. How do you play dominant dog?

Well, first, you need a dog, preferably a cute, brown and fuzzy prancing princess puppy–those are the best. Note: for Yalu, dominant dog could only be played with people. Having another dog play dominant dog with her would simply be bad. Why? My prancing princess puppy was afraid of other dogs

Dominant Dog

Dominant Dog

So let’s review. You have found a willing puppy dog and a people person for the puppy dog to dominate—time to play dominant dog.

The best version of dominant dog was when the puppy dog climbed on top and sat on the people person for total puppy domination.

Another variation of dominant dog would be having a puppy dog place their paw over your arm. Every time the people person moves their arm, the puppy dog can then place their paw back on top to maintain dominant dog status.

Dominant Dog

Dominant Dog

Now the question is: how much fun can dominant dog be? Well if you are the dominant dog, lots of fun. Yalu got to lie on top of people for long periods of time in order to show one and all she was top dog. Personally, I think everyone let her win the dominant dog games she played.

So let’s see, the concept of dominant dog was covered and how to be a dominant dog. There were pictures of a dominant dog being a dominant dog and how happy a prancing princess puppy could be at being a dominant dog. Was anything else I forgot?

Dominant Dog

Dominant Dog

Hummm, right around here something important I like mentioning. What could it be? What could it be? Something about being bold and brave and having you, kind reader, directed to somewhere like Amazon.com.

Do me a favor, click the book banners below and see where they lead you—hopefully to some cute brown dog adventures.

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The Happiest Golden Retriever You Will Ever Meet

 

Despite the picture being blurry, this is without a doubt the happiest Golden Retriever you will ever meet. She does not have a care in the world other than playing and that was how Lori and I wanted Yalu’s life to stay—worry free.

Welcome to one of Yalu’s many dog action photos. Here a happy dog romps on the grass outside her Nashua, New Hampshire puppy palace. Her puppy palace has a long common backyard with a dozen other condos. There are woods and a stonewall making for the perfect place for a prancing princess puppy to play. Lori and I never asked if Yalu was the runt of the litter. Becoming a Yates dog made her the winner of life’s lottery.

The Happiest Golden Retriever You Will Ever Meet

The Happiest Golden Retriever You Will Ever Meet

For those of you who believe in reincarnation, if you ever have to come back as a dog and you get a choice of whose dog you will become, be a Yates dog. Look at how happy you will be. There is lots of play time, lots of petties, car rides, homemade dog cookies and plenty of opportunities to show the world how cute you are.

Before her sniffer developed and back when I could outrun her, I would race Yalu to the other end of the condos and hide behind the last building. When Yalu charged past me, I would slip out of my hiding spot and run back. I would see her stopped, looking to her left and right for me wondering, Where did he go?

To which I would yell, “Woof, woof, woof!”

She would turn, notice I was far away and race back—can a prancing princess puppy have more fun? The answer: oh yes. Yes she can have much more fun. You, kind reader, will have to read my blog posts to find out how.

The Happiest Golden Retriever You Will Ever Meet

The Happiest Golden Retriever You Will Ever Meet

Getting to her puppy palace proved quite the challenge. Fear not for I have documented the first adventure of our heroine in an e-book called Yalu And The Puppy Room. Based on a true story, which means there is some truth of what you will read, Yalu learns to stand out from the other dogs in her kennel.

How does she do that? Well you will just have to find out by clicking the link below. Doing so will whisk you off to Amazon.com where this wonderful story can be yours for the astonishingly low price of $2.99. All you have to do is brave, be bold and click the book link below.

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How Yalu Got Her Name

 

How Yalu Got Her Name

How Yalu Got Her Name

Yalu: Y-A-L-U was her name, not Yellow because naming a cute brown dog Yellow would just be silly. Everyone deserves a good origin story so this is how Yalu became Yalu.

Way back when in the pre-Yalu days, my sister Lori and I had decided we had gone too long without a puppy dog.

How Yalu Got Her Name

How Yalu Got Her Name

Two and a half days earlier, Chelsea, our twelve year old Golden Retriever had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. That is a nice way of saying she passed away two days earlier from complications with hip dyspepsia. Two and a half days of doggie deprivation had to stop.

dimammaMeanwhile, our parents had left for their summer babysitting stint in Minneapolis and according to DiMamma, we were told, “Do not buy a dog while we are gone.”

That was what DiManna claimed she said. What was positive I heard was, “There better be a puppy dog when I get back home.”

Well, there was no way Lori and I were going to disappoint DiMamma by not having a puppy dog to greet her.

With the parents safely off to Minnesota, Lori and I looked at the classified section of The Nashua Telegraph and found a dog kennel in Deerfield, New Hampshire with puppy dogs for sale.

How Yalu Got Her Name

How Yalu Got Her Name

Lori gave me that look saying she had nothing better to do that Saturday. I told her, “If we go to this place, there is a 95% chance we are coming back with a puppy dog.”

The big grin on her face told me she was willing to undertake the risk of a puppy purchase so off we went.

Along the way we discussed puppy dog names. Lori wanted a unique name. Since I have a bachelor of arts from Keene State College and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, I decided to put my degrees to use.

How Yalu Got Her Name

How Yalu Got Her Name

I first suggested Zama, a place where Scipio Africanus defeated Hannibal.

Lori gave me one of those looks from the corner of her eye and shook her head. Alright, Zama was not going to work for a puppy dog name.

How Yalu Got Her Name

How Yalu Got Her Name

Undaunted, I went with my next choice: Yalu—not only is it the river that separates North Korea from China, but Yalu is also a name you can howl.

Lori’s eyes widened. A smile came to her and I got a, “Heyyyy” and yes we both howled Yalu on the way to the kennel.

How Yalu Got Her Name

How Yalu Got Her Name

Is my work done here? Not quite because I need to convince you, to find out how Yalu found a forever home. How can you do find out? Why with a small investment of $2.99 at Amazon.com, you too can download an e-book called Yalu And The Puppy Room to you smart phone, tablet or computer.

Find out how an eight week old Golden Retriever recovered from an awkward encounter with people who wanted a Golden Retriever. So how did that happened? You .will have to brave, be bold and click on the book banner below to find out.

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Waiting For People

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

Waiting for people is the most boring thing a puppy dog does. One can take a nap and dream of getting petties, going out for walkies or car rides, but that is not the same as actually getting petties, going out for walkies or a enjoying a car ride.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

Puppies live in the now! As in, let’s play right now. Pet me right now—later can be done later.

What do people do that keep them away from their puppy dogs a long time? Dogs wonder about this. One minute in people time equals seven minutes in puppy dog time.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

When there is a dog who has the patience of say, a puppy, waiting for people takes up a very large chunk of the day.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

You know what a dog needs? Every dog needs a personal puppy entertainer. That would solve a good many puppy dog issues. Imagine how much better the world would be if puppy dogs had such a service.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

The personal puppy dog entertainer could do lots and lots of fun stuff like play ball with a puppy dog. Playing ball would get a puppy dog running and a tail wagging. There could be petties whenever a dog deemed petties necessary and as all puppy dogs know petties is an essential part of a puppy dog’s day. Think of petties as coffee.

Pop quiz: is there ever a bad time for petties? Ha! I just gave you a trick question because there is never a bad time for petties. Meanwhile back to our story.

Personal puppy entertainers could work in shifts. They could work in groups just so long as there is a puppy dog interaction with people whenever the puppy dog wants. Personal puppy entertainers could be young people, old people, tall people, short people.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

Even, gasp: cat people.

Think of all the problems that could be solved if there were personal puppy entertainers. There are too many to list.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

Let’s just say the world would be a much better place for puppy dogs.

After reviewing this wonderful idea, I almost forgot to advertise one or both of my e-books–I tend to do that when I get passionate about an issue such as the personal puppy entertainer.

Go ahead and take a look at one or both of my e-books at Amazon.com.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

One is called Yalu And The Puppy Room.

Waiting For People

Waiting For People

The other: Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

You will laugh. You will cry. You’ll wonder how a little brown dog named Yalu managed to communicate so many great ideas to me. Take the big step and become part of Yalu’s world. All you, kind reader, have to do is be brave, be bold and find out why Yalu is so wonderful by clicking the book banner below.

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Relaxing In The Backyard

With all the rushing around around people and puppies do, relaxing in the backyard with a ball in your mouth was very nice. Being an only pup, Yalu did not have to worry about having to share her red ball or other toys with furry siblings.

Relaxing In The Backyard

Relaxing In The Backyard

I mean come on, what proper prancing princess puppy would want to chase a ball with another dog’s spit on it?

Then there would be fights for the ball, or a toy or worse: dog treats. Could there even be equal play time among siblings? One would get too much play, the other not enough. One dog could get jealous about not having enough play time.

There would be “issues” such as equal petting time and treat distribution. Perish the thought if another sibling got more petties or treats.

 Relaxing In The Backyard

Relaxing In The Backyard

As you have probably guessed, Yalu did a good job in picking me and my sister. We were good at making sure our prancing princess puppy got lots and lots of attention so she could stay fresh. There were worries that Yalu might spoil if she did not get enough attention.

She definitely lived a dog’s life and by a dog’s life I mean she lived the type of lifestyle puppies dream about.

How did Yalu get on the road to living such a wonderful life? Well you, kind reader, will have to find out by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

You will laugh. You will cry. You will wonder how a puppy dog could be brave enough to save her pet zebra from monsters. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click the book banner below.

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Meet Sue

 

Meet Sue

Meet Sue. She is the owner of the Royal Puppy Club—you would not know that unless you looked at Yalu’s pedigree certificate that listed her royal lineage.

Sue plays a central role in Yalu And The Puppy Room. As the kennel’s owner, it is her job to raise, feed, care for, and find forever homes for the puppies under her care. Since the book is written from the point of view of the dog and the dog does not receive a name until the end of the story, Sue calls our heroine Little One and probably calls all the dogs Little One.

Meet Sue

Sue is the person everyone needs at some point in their life. She offers a spark of hope that things will get better. She is the one who will tap your shoulder and tell you to perk up. I think of her as a mentor who is at the right place at the right time for a special dog in need.

There is a moment in the story when Sue and the dog have a victory celebration. Little One has found a family because of Sue’s advice in getting her to stand out from the crowd. I almost wanted to have Sue whisper, “You did it, girl.”

Hopefully, the “you did it girl” gets implied in the story. There is only one way for you to find out. Become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room. For the amazingly low price of $2.99, an e-book for your  reading pleasure awaits at Amazon.com. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click the the book cover below.

Yalu's First Adventure

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