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The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

When we last left our heroine, Yalu was forced to make weekly Saturday morning visits to the dog gym. This was the place where mean and vicious woof woofs gathered to chase our sweet kindhearted prancing princess puppy.

Yalu was forced to visit this terrible, terrible, terrible place by people who should have known better. She had been chased inside the building by mean and vicious woof woofs.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

She had been chased in the fenced off part of the building by mean and vicious woof woofs.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

Her only places of refuge were inside the building where the baby puppies gathered to yip at each other and long sniffy trips outside the dog gym parking lot.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

On this Saturday visit DiMamma accompanied Yalu to the dog gym. Who was DiMamma? She was the top dog. DiManna sat in a chair inside the dog gym while more mean and vicious woof woofs came with their parents to “socialize” with other dogs.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

Once again, Yalu found herself chosen by the “woofpack” to be it. The chase was on. When Yalu ran to one side of the gym, the mean and vicious woof woofs chased her. When Yalu ran to the other side of the gym, the mean and vicious woof woofs pursued her.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

Yalu saw DiMamma. She ran to her. The mean and vicious woof woofs stayed a few paces back. They knew better than to mess with the DiMamma.

One of the dog gym employees decided to add her two cents by saying to DiMamma, “Ooh, you should let your dog run free and socialize with the other dogs.”

This dog gym employee clearly needed a demonstration of DiMamma’s awesome powers. “Don’t you tell me how to take care of my dog,” DiMamma told her.

That took care of the dog gym employee.

The mean and vicious woof woofs decided to elect another dog as being it and gave chase. Yalu stayed with DiMamma–her top dog.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

From that day onward, a certain prancing princess puppy had better ways to spend her Saturdays. By order of DiMamma, Yalu would no longer attend the dog gym. She could play ball outside her puppy palace, go for car rides, and take walkies. This made for a happy Yalu.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

You, kind reader, should find what kind of adventures Yalu has had. In Yalu And The Puppy Room, she learned to overcome rejection and chose her own forever home.

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

The Dog Gym Part III Enter DiMamma

If you think that was impressive, in her second adventure, Yalu And The Stinky Stinky, she rescued her pet zebra–not too many dogs can do that. Through the miracle of the internet you can become the proud owner of these e-books for just $2.99 each. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

The Dog Gym Part II

The Dog Gym Part II

The Dog Gym Part II

When we last left our heroine, Yalu was forced to visit a terrible, terrible, terrible place known as the dog gym where mean and vicious woof woofs gathered in wolfpacks to chase our innocent prancing princess puppy.

The Dog Gym Part II

The Dog Gym Part II

Saturday mornings were the days where Yalu was forced to visit this place by people she loved and trusted with all of her heart. They wanted her to socialize with other dogs. Yalu had no other choice than … than to travel to this very scary place.

The Dog Gym Part II

The Dog Gym Part II

There was a part of the dog gym where the little baby puppies gathered with their parents. This would soon be the place where Yalu wanted to hang out. Little puppies could not hurt her. Why? They were smaller than her. These puppies yipped at each other and little more.

This was nice. At least it was to Yalu. She would sit near these little puppies while the mean and vicious woof woofs chased each other around the dog gym. The little puppies would paw her. That was better than being chased by the mean and vicious woof woofs. Some of the puppies nudged next to her wanting to cuddle.

The Dog Gym Part II

The Dog Gym Part II

The trick was to kill time. If that meant being around little puppies for a while, then so be it. That was when Yalu got one of her the brilliant ideas.

Potty. Good dogs go potty outside and since she was a good dog, it was time for a potty trip. While the mean and vicious woof woofs chased each other on the far side of the gym, Yalu made a break for the door. She gave Brian a look that said she had to go potty. It took Brian a while to understand that she needed to go. Being a guy, he needed training on basic dog habits.

Yalu went with Brian on her leash to check all the sniff mail outside the dog gym. The potty trip had to take a very long while. If she went too fast that meant going back inside. Go potty and sniff. That was the plan. Doing that got Yalu to the car and far far away from the dog gym.

Could Yalu’s life get any worse? So far, the stories about the dog gym sounded like a pretty good tail to tell. What’s that? You don’t know about Yalu’s other stories? Well, then you to become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink. These e-books currently live at Amazon.com and for $2.99 each, they can be magically transported to your to computer, tablet or smart phone in mere moments.

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The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

This is the first part a story about a prancing princess puppy, pictured right. We begin our adventure with a prim and proper Golden Retriever living a dog’s life.

One of her adoring subjects came up with the not so bright idea of taking her to a dog gym.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

What is a dog gym? It was the absolute worse place on earth to ever take a prancing princess puppy who had everything she ever wanted in her puppy palace. Meanwhile back to this story that is about to become a living nightmare.

What was a dog gym? A dog gym is a big building where dogs could get together and be dogs. There were three areas of the dog gym. There was the really scary area where dogs behaved, well like dogs. Scary area one was inside the gym. Scary area two was outside the gym in a fenced area.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

There was a third area within the gym where the little puppies gathered.

Oh what good idea it would be for Yalu to socialize. She was a shy dog who seemed to prefer people to other dogs. Let’s see if we could break her shyness. There was the reason for taking a perfectly happy prancing princess puppy who have everything she ever wanted at her puppy palace to do dog gym.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

Yalu’s trips to the dog gym happened on Saturdays. Two people Yalu had selected above all others at her kennel brought her to this monstrosity–it has to be a terrible place because monstrosity sounds an awful lot like monsters and monsters had to be in charge of this

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

dog gym.

Dogs were already there. A wild pack of thirteen of mean and vicious woof woofs chased a poor helpless puppy dog that ran for his life. This dog was brave because he had a big smile on his face and his tongue hung out while he ran.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

Yalu was forced to join in this hunt and began being a polite little prancing princess puppy dog, she ran with the pack of mean and vicious woof woofs. In less than a minute the woof woofs all stopped, turned, looked at the gentle prancing princess puppy dog in their midst. A dog vote was taken. Yalu was it.

AHHHHHHHHHH! An entire pack of mean and vicious snarling barking mean … Oh wait, I already mentioned mean? Well, they had to be really really mean and vicious woof woofs gave chase.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

As you cannot see from this blurry picture our heroine, wearing gold fur in the lower right, she runs for her life while from two mean and vicious woof woofs gave chase. Look at those two blurry dogs barely able to keep up.  The chocolate one in the middle clearly has a smile on his face. The other eleven mean and vicious woof woofs ended up eating Yalu dust.

Run Yalu. Run!

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

Meanwhile, the pack of mean and vicious woof woofs pursued our heroine. She kept running. They kept chasing her. All around the gym Yalu ran–she avoided the little puppy area because that was the polite thing to do.

Further and faster, Yalu ran around this large open spaced building. More owners unleashed their mean and vicious woof woofs to join in this mean game of chasing Yalu. Further and faster these mean and vicious woof woofs perused Yalu. People watched, smiling and entertained by their dog’s behavior.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

Desperate to ditch these horribly mean and vicious woof woofs, Yalu ran to her people. Brian stopped taking blurry pictures of the pursuit and picked her up. That was not good enough. The mean and vicious woof woofs surrounded him. Yalu climbed up Brian. His head had to be cold from being inside so Yalu became his Golden Retriever cap and stood on his shoulders.

Finally, Brian got the hint–guys are a little too slow when it comes to getting hints–and realized something might be wrong. He also looked silly wearing a Golden Retriever on his head in public. He lowered Yalu and cradled a full sized puppy in his arms.

Yalu had a look on her face that said, “Please don’t put me back down.”

The mean and vicious woof woofs had now grown into a wolfpack surrounding Brian and our heroine. They got bored waiting for this scared prancing princess puppy who ran to her owner and now refused to play. Some other poor dog was chosen as it. That meant the mean and vicious woof woofs resumed their chase.

The Dog Gym Part I

The Dog Gym Part I

Unfortunately, that was not the only thing that went wrong in Yalu’s life. In her second adventure, Yalu And The Stinky Stink, she met a skunk and the skunk said hello in only a way a skunk can.

You, kind reader, can find out what happened to our heroine by becoming a proud owner of this e-book. For just $2.99 you can experience real life puppy drama and find out how Yalu rescued her pet zebra. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click the book banner below.

The Puppy Palace

Most puppy dogs would be happy living in a simple dog house they could crawl into and call their own. Give the puppy dog a few old blankets and a pillow to make their dog house a little more comfortable and the average woof-woof would be content.

The Puppy Palace

The Puppy Palace

Yalu was not an average puppy dog. She expected more, much more for her living arrangements. Yalu lived in her very own dog house otherwise also known as the puppy palace.

The Puppy Palace

The Puppy Palace

She needed plenty of space to stretch her legs. After getting beyond the puppy prison phase of her life, there is a very important blog about puppy prison worthy of your time, Yalu lounged on a comfortable couch or upon the lap of one of her people persons.

The Puppy Palace

The Puppy Palace

As an added benefit, Yalu was an official puppy palace bed tester who made sure her people persons slept in comfort within the confines of her estate.

Yalu was nice enough to let her people persons live inside the puppy palace with her—making them stay outside would be mean. In all honesty, she needed the staff inside her puppy palace to do important jobs like making her dinner, distributing puppy treats and delivering plenty of petties.

The Puppy Palace

The Puppy Palace

Another important benefit of allowing people persons to stay within the puppy palace was their ability to open cans. An interesting fact: puppy dogs cannot open cans without the help of people.

The Puppy Palace

The Puppy Palace

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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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A Big Dog Rope

A Big Dog Rope

When you are a puppy dog, you need a variety of play toys. One toy every big dog should have in their toy box is a big dog rope.

A Big Dog Rope

Never get a little puppy dog a big dog rope and little dog rope should never go to a big dog. Such a people person mistake would be beyond silly. What can a people person do with a puppy dog with a big dog rope? Well, for the fashionable puppy dog, a big dog rope can be worn outdoors as a lovely scarf.

A Big Dog Rope

Wait a sec, that’s not the reason for having a big dog rope. Puppy dogs need to play and a good way to play is with a big dog rope. Put a people person at one end of the big dog rope, a puppy dog at the other end of a big dog rope and let the tug-of-war begin.

Mr. Wesley, a Golden Retriever puppy dog I know, was kind enough to volunteer his very important puppy dog time to play tug-of-war with me. A fun fact about tug-of-war, the game can be played either inside or outside. Mr. Wesley usually won because he had a strong set of choppers and is very good at pulling. The best part was just playing with a puppy dog. Mr. Wesley liked to play, so did Yalu.

A Big Dog Rope

An important positive of Yalu’s personality was being able to play with anyone she met at a moment’s notice.

A Big Dog Rope

Good thing she had this skill because her ability to play was put to the test when a family who wanted a Golden Retriever came to her kennel. They wanted a puppy who played which happened to be one of Yalu’s better talents. What could possibly go wrong?

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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.

Yalu And The Stinky Stink Book Cover

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

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.

Yalu And The Stinky Stink Book Cover

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu And The Puppy Room is a children’s chapter book about an eight week old Golden Retriever looking for a forever home. The story begins with Yalu being chosen to meet a family who specifically wants a Golden Retriever.

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu is convinced the interview with them will be easy. She enters the puppy room confident and ready to charm the guests. The mother and her son instantly adore her. The interview is going great until an awkward situation takes place.

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu And The Puppy Room

The story is told from Yalu’s point of view. She wonders why all the other dogs in her kennel are getting picked while no one wants her. The brothers and sisters of her liter seem to be able to find willing families. Why is she being left out? Rather than giving up, Yalu comes up with a brilliant idea to have her stand out from the crowd.

Yalu And The Puppy Room

Yalu And The Puppy Room

She gets to test her idea when she is the last dog brought to the puppy room. While the other dogs are running about behaving like a bunch of puppies, Yalu decides to focus her attention on the two people persons visiting.

What was the awkward moment preventing Yalu from getting picked the first time? What was the great idea she came up with that made her stand out from the other dogs in the puppy room? The answers to these questions can be found when you become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room.

Find out how a puppy dog learns to overcome rejection and find her very own forever home. Are you, kind reader, looking for a female hero for your children? Then let Yalu be your role model. Watch her rise above her trials and tribulations. All you need to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.