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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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Yalu And The Puppy Room–When Bad Luck Gets Silly

 

Time for a short video. Welcome to the part of Yalu And The Puppy Room where our heroine encounters a silly run of bad luck. What is a silly run of bad luck? Well, the awkward moment with the visiting family has just happened.  The chain of bad events keeps piling on to the point where Yalu begins to think that rejection is a normal part of her life.

It’s like flipping a coin. You call heads and tails lands. Alright, flip the coin again and call heads. It came up tails a second time. Twice you got it wrong–three is a charm. You keep calling heads and tails keeps landing. Even if you were to call tails to be different, heads appears. Welcome to a contest where you seem to get it wrong more often than you get it right.

Will Yalu ever get it right? Will she find happiness and the forever home she seeks? You, kind reader, can find out how by purchasing a copy of Yalu And The Puppy Room. There is a happy ending to this story, promise, and the rewards this six week old Golden Retriever receives will warm your heart.

Click the bookcover below that will take you to Amazon.com. For $2.99 you can become a proud owner of this e-book. Help out a self published author making his way into the writing world. Be brave, be bold and see the world through the eyes of a cute brown dog.

Puppy Prison

DiMamma insisted upon a puppy prison for Yalu—something about teething and needing a place to send a naughty puppy for a time out were the reasons why. There could be no arguing with DiMamma because she was the top dog of the puppy palace.

Anyway, the cage was supposed to be set up in the garage, but if the cage was in the garage, there would be no room to park the CRV so the puppy prison ended up in the den.

In theory a little brown dog, who shall remain forever cute, was supposed to sleep within the confines of her puppy prison. Well, she could not sleep on a hard plastic floor so her bed had to go in there. There were some newspapers spread across the floor so Yalu could catch up on her reading and a bowl of water just in case she needed a drink.

There was talk of putting a harmonica in there, but Yalu might do late night renditions of Nobody Knows The Troubles I’ve Seen and that is not easy for a puppy dog to do because you need fingers to play the harmonica.

So this was the place where Yalu was supposed to sleep, behind a close door, where she could not get out. Sigh.

Even worse, when everyone went to bed the den got dark. A certain prancing princess puppy was all alone and she did not like being alone. Why? She was a people pup. There had to be some way of busting out of puppy prison.

Oh the horror, the horror of having to spend time alone on a comfortable doggie bed with a bowl of water at her side and newspapers to read in case she got bored.

But wait! The den was dark. How could she read in the dark? As a matter of fact how could a puppy dog read at all?

There had to be a getting out of the dreaded puppy prison. After some thought, Yalu, trapped within the confines of a metal mesh cage, came up with a brilliant idea. She cried for help.

Puppy Prison

Puppy Prison

Who would come to her rescue? Who would dare risk the wrath of the DiMamma and rescue her from a night of loneliness? Someone with intrepid soul had to step. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy answered the call.

He heard the cries of a puppy in distress and released Yala from her puppy prison. Instead of making her sleep on the couch, or gasp…in the garage, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy brought Yalu to the master bedroom and found a spot on the bed with him and DiMamma.

All parties lived happily ever after.

Is that the end? Oh no, you must keep read so you, kind reader, can become the proud owner of two thrilling, fantastic and wonderfully written e-books called Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

If you need a puppy dog to root for, then these two e-books are for you for the amazingly low price for $2.99 each. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click those book banners so you can find out how a cute fury brown dog overcomes difficult situations.

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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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Nicknmaes

Yalu has gone by a many nicknames like the little yipper, cute stuff, the prancing princess puppy and my favorite kangabunark: part kangaroo, part bunny, part shark. However, DiMamma gave Yalu her best nickname: girlie-girl.

Yalu was never a water dog. Water was for…dogs. Chelsea, her predecessor, loved the water and would spend hours soaking in a plastic kid’s swimming pool. Yalu was more into lounging around her puppy palace and displaying her very girlie-girl approach on life.

Nicknames

Nicknames

This picture does Yalu justice. She is playful in a very refined regal sort of way. Granted, she might, might fetch a ball when someone threw it. After coming back with this round bouncy object, the human response would be to throw the ball again.

Nicknames

Nicknames

People throw a ball. A Golden Retriever retrieves the thrown ball. Welcome to the human/dog relationship.

The second time someone would throw a ball, Yalu would give you a look as though to say, “I just brought that back. Why did you throw it again? I am not your servant. You can get the ball later. Now pet me, you fool!”

Nicknames

Nicknames

Why act do refined? The answer is simple. Yalu came from a royal pedigree.

Nicknames

Nicknames

Her humble origins can be easily learned by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room. In this amazingly illustrated book, you, kind reader, will find out how an eight week old Golden Retriever overcame rejection and found her very own forever home.

For the amazingly low price of $2.99, an e-book can be magically sent across the globe to your smart phone, tablet or computer from Amazon.com.

Nicknames

Nicknames

Read Yalu’s story to someone special. Better yet, have someone special read Yalu’s first adventure to you. Children are very good at creating their own stories out of pictures and the illustrations created by my artist will leave a smile on your face. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

Petties

Petties, it is the fuel that makes a puppy dog’s tail wag. Without petties, life for a puppy dog is meaningless. Every dog, no matter how tough desires petties. Only people have the power to make petties happen.

Who is qualified to pet a puppy dog? That is a trick question. Anyone can pet a puppy dog.

Petties

Petties

When can someone pet a puppy dog? Another trick question because anytime is a good time for petties. Under the table petties during dinner, two in the morning petties, it is all good. In fact, you can instantly tell someone’s character if they pet your dog. Petting a puppy dog equals a great first impression.

Petties

Petties

You might be wondering where someone can pet a puppy. Wow, three trick questions in a row. A puppy dog can be petted almost anywhere—just refrain petting a puppy dog while driving, operating heavy machinery, while in a dentist chair, carrying groceries, hang gliding or juggling flaming chain saws.

Petties

Petties

How much petties should you give your puppy dog? That is simple. Wait for the tail to stop wagging or something more important to come up like food, sleep, play time or walkies.

Petties

Petties

Do you know what you get when you pet a puppy dog? Sure there are the tail wags and puppy kisses, but there is something far more important.

Petties

Petties

All puppy dogs contain Vitamin C. Now this is not the same Vitamin C you get from citrus products, this vitamin is better. When a puppy gets petted, a whole lot of cute is released. Cute is the C in Vitamin C.

Remember when you pet a puppy, everyone wins.

You, kind reader, need to find out how I became a dogoligst. Your first steps are to become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

When you take this great step, you will see the world through the eyes of a Golden Retriever named Yalu. For the amazingly low price of $2.99 each, these finely crafted e-books can be yours by going to Amazon.com. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click the book link below.

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DING!

Whenever I get the chance to read to a group of students, I would sit a child in front of my computer or the teacher’s computer that would have my PowerPoint pictures of Yalu And The Puppy Room at the ready.

Ding!

Ding!

Just before starting, I would tell the person in the captain’s seat, “When you hear the word ‘Ding’, press the enter button.”

Usually, I would get a strange look from the student, nothing new there, and would start reading the story. At the right moment, I would say, “Ding!” because I needed a new slide and after all, “Ding” was the special word to press the enter button.

Ding!

Ding!

After a few dings my audience would catch on and would start saying “Ding.”  There is nothing better than a classroom full of five-year-olds all saying “Ding” at once. Even the older kids taking an all important power nap would raise their heads and join in when it was time to utter, “Ding.”

What my audience needed was a signal from me to utter “Ding” at the right moment—I didn’t want the “Ding” to come too early or too late.

Ding!

At the right moment would cup a hand to my ear and do my Hulk Hogan impersonation for the upcoming “Ding.”

You, kind reader, should try saying, “Ding” at the right moment when you read Yalu And The Puppy Room. Now you might be wondering, “How do you get your very own copy of Yalu And The Puppy Room?”

Glad you asked. With a simple click you can be magically transported to Amazon.com where for the amazingly low price $2.99, a well crafted     e-book can be downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or computer in mere moments. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.