Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Whenever the doorbell rang, Yalu always thought the visitor or visitors had come to see her. Halloween always brought out a lot of little visitors and a win-win situation presented itself. Costumed kids got candy. Yalu got petted because everyone wanted to pet her.

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

There was a new visitor at the door. A little boy, probably five, stood dressed in a homemade brown dinosaur costume complete with a spiked tail. Yalu could not believe her eyes. A two legged puppy dog stood before her. Her first instinct was to sniff. The dinosaur smelled like a little boy.

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

She romped around to check out his tail. A little boy with a tail made no sense. Yalu romped back to the front of the brown dinosaur and sniffed. He still smelled like a little boy. Again, she romped to the back and stared at his tail the wagging back and forth as the boy swayed his hips.

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Yalu gave me a strange look as if to say, “He has a tail, but he smells like a little boy. I have never seen a two legged puppy dog with boy scent.”

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Yalu had not been this confused since she tried figuring out why nobody wanted to pick her at her kennel? What is that? You, kind reader, do not know what happened way back when? Well, then you will have to become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room so you can be in the know.

Wait, what is that? You want the book right now. Good thing we live in the age of the internet because an e-book from Amazon.com can be delivered to your smart phone, tablet or computer within mere seconds for just $2.99. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

Halloween Surprise

Halloween Surprise

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

Yalu suffered from cynophobia. What is cyonophobia? Cynophobia is the fear of puppy dogs.

Yalu was always timid around any breed of puppy dog be they big or small. If there was another puppy dog around, she was in no mood to say hello. When a puppy dog showed up, the time to leave was right now. I could understand if puppy dogs we encountered were barking and snarling. Yalu never met such dogs. The ones we encountered were the friendly types who only wanted to sniff and say hello.

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

My prancing princess puppy wanted no part of the canine socializing. No puppy dog was going to sniff her. She was the one who would do the sniffing.

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

People we encountered without puppy dogs were another story. People we encountered without puppy dogs were another story. The lack of a puppy dog meant a big happy smile from Yalu. She needed to say hello in the hopes of getting some much needed people petties.

“Oh what a cute dog,” people would say.

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

Yalu would wage her tail and pour on the puppy dog charm—the people petties soon followed.

Our walk would continue and on our journey would take us to two houses where there lived puppy dogs that saw us coming. Even though they were inside there would be very loud barks and howls.

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

Yalu got into her hurry up mode where we needed to get out of there right now.

Her behavior made me wonder what life was like at her kennel before I showed up and whisked her away to her puppy palace.

Cynophobia

Cynophobia

She must have been the runt of her litter. Her siblings must have competed for their mother’s attention making Yalu a shy puppy dog.

Oh the drama, the drama of having to deal with other puppy dogs. You, kind reader, need to find out the humble origins of our heroine by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room. For the amazingly low price of $2.99, an e-book can be sent your smart phone, tablet, or computer from Amazon.com. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

 

Nicknames

Nicknames

Nicknames

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.

 

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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Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

What could possibly be better than hanging out in a puppy dog palace with your bff? How about living the dream in a puppy paradise?

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

One might think Yalu would have a comfortable life. In her second e-book drama Yalu And The Stinky Stink more misfortune from a pesky author follows our heroine.

Why must something keep going wrong Yalu’s life? How could such a cute, brown and furry puppy dog have so much bad luck?

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

All she was trying to do was say hello to what she thought was a black doggie with a white stripe on its back. Who knew such a critter packed such a stinky stink?

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Avoiding skunks could be the simple moral of the story, but there needed to be more drama. You, kind reader, needed to learn about the dire importance of a zebra being in distress.

Zebra?

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Pause, while you tilt your head and narrow your eyes and wonder how a puppy dog can live in the same house with her very own pet zebra.

Molly is a special zebra. She is Yalu’s bff and when her bff turns up missing, Yalu must go out of her way to find Molly.

Would you leave your best friend behind?

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Yalu refuses to do so. There would be monsters lurking about thinking whatever monsters thinking which can be no good.

Living The Dream

Living The Dream

Will Yalu find Molly before the monsters do?

There is only one way to find out. Become the proud owner of Yalu And The Stinky Stink. With one simple click, you will be magically transported to Amazon.com where you can see the world through the eyes of a puppy dog for the amazingly low price of $2.99.

All you have to do is brave, be bold and click the book banner below.

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If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

I have recently purchased an online course where the webinar presenter told his audience, “If you are going to do something do it right.”

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

I have done exactly that with my e-book, Yalu And The Puppy Room. Now I will convince you, kind reader, that $2.99 investment into my creation is well worth your money.

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

Picture an eight week old confident Golden Retriever. She is chosen for a special interview. The family waiting to see this puppy dog want a Golden Retriever.

The initial interview starts out great. The puppy dog is placed upon the floor and makes a grand entrance.

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

The little boy loves her.

The mother’s heart has simply melted when this prancing princess puppy dog make her presence known.

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

So far, our heroine has two out of three family members wrapped under her little paw. Then … something awkward happens.

 

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

Good golly Miss Molly, what on earth could happened! You, kind reader, will have to find out by becoming a proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room.

Is there drama? Oooooh, there is more drama than you can shake a tale at.

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

Can this puppy dog’s misfortune any worse? You will not believe how much bad luck will visit upon her. There is a point in the story where I want my reader screaming, “I WANT THIS DOG!”

Why do I, your humble author, have our cute, brown and fuzzy heroine go through all these trials and tribulations? The answer goes back to the webinar presenter’s theme of doing something right. My goal is to give you, the reader, an entertaining story where the main character overcomes all the obstacles thrown at her.

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

If You Are Going To Do Something Do It Right

Is there a happy ending to Yalu And The Puppy Room? Ooooh yeah, there is a phenomenally fantastic tail wagging, “You go girl!” type of ending where all Yalu’s dreams come true.

Get ready to find out how an eight week old puppy dog finds her forever home. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click the book banner 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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Petties

Petties

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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Zoom

Zoom

Zoom

Zoom is a game I love to play with Yalu. How do you play Zoom?

All you need is a puppy dog, a back yard and people paws. Start by using two hands to pet the puppy on the tummy and sides—all the petting gets a puppy dog’s energy level up to critical mass.

 

 

Zoom

Zoom

Once at critical mass (you will know when you are there because the puppy dog will want to leap into action), step back and watch the puppy take off.

 

 

Zoom

Zoom

Zoom is best played in the center of the yard so when the puppy runs by you get the full zoom effect. Oh and you have to say “Zoom” whenever the puppy passes in one direction. Then you turn in the direction the puppy dog went and say, “Zoom” when the puppy digs runs by you again–just keep saying, “Zoom.”

If you are really good, try touching the puppy dog when she runs past you and if the puppy dog is good, she will get close enough to let you almost touch her.

What does Zoom do?

Zoom

Zoom

Well, in fifteen minutes, zoom wears out most puppy dogs with a minimum exertion on your part. Zoom will help your puppy dog sleep during the night. Zoom is also works on young children who have problems going to sleep.

After playing zoom the next thing you should do is read a story to your puppy dog—I guess you can read a story to the kids too.

Zoom

Zoom

My recommendation is an action pact adventure called in Yalu And The Stinky Stink.  This story has everything important: a curious puppy dog, a pet zebra, yes, a pet zebra, and more action pact drama than you can shake a tail at.

How exciting is Yalu And The Stinky Stink? Well you, kind reader, can find out by venturing to Amazaon.com and getting your very own e-book that you 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 the book banner below.

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One Of Life’s Ironies

One Of Life's Ironies

One Of Life’s Ironies

The world is filled with ironies. I have always found it odd for a dog to be afraid of other dogs, but Yalu was cynophobic throughout her life. Big dog, small dog, it did not matter Yalu wanted nothing to do with other dogs.

 

 

 

One Of Life's Ironies

One Of Life’s Ironies

Next to Yalu’s puppy palace lived a small white Pomeranian named Karma. When he came out on his leash, Karma would put his four paws together and hop on the grass making him look like a caterpillar, hence his nickname.

When the weather was nice, Yalu and I would sit outside and sometimes, the Caterpillar would come out. Karma was a friendly dog and would always want to say hello.

One Of Life's Ironies

One Of Life’s Ironies

Whenever he came near Yalu, Yalu would hide behind my chair or rush back into the basement.

 

 

 

One Of Life's Ironies

One Of Life’s Ironies

She wanted nothing to do with another dog and would give me strange looks whenever I petted the Caterpillar. Yes, I am guilty of petting around.

 

 

One Of Life's Ironies

One Of Life’s Ironies

Yalu’s timid response to other dogs made me wonder what her life was like in her kennel before we met. Those thoughts inspired me to write a series of books about her. You, kind reader, can find out what I imagined Yalu’s life was like by becoming a proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room.

 

 

For the amazingly low price of $2.99, this finely drawn e-book can be downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or computer where you too can learn how Yalu rose above the other dogs in her kennel and found her very own forever home. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and see the world through the eyes of an eight week old Golden Retriever.

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