Monthly Archives: December 2016

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

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

What’s the best thing about Christmas with Yalu? Having lots of people persons in her puppy palace all day long. Christmas was and still is one of the few days of the year where her people persons got to stay home with her.

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

This makes for a very important math equation:

 

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

Puppy dog + lots of people persons = a very happy puppy dog and people persons.

There were lots and lots of important puppy dog things happening on Christmas Day. First, there were lots of puppy dog presents for Yalu such as squeaky toys and treats. Second, there were Yalu presents for her people persons. She always knew what her people persons wanted. Were there good times had by all? Yep.

Christmas At The Puppy Palace

Even better, Christmas Day was Yalu’s second opportunity of the year to sample her very own plate of people food without anyone complaining. With DiMamma doing the cooking there was a whole lot of yum, yum, yummy people food in her tummy.

Hanging out with her people persons all day meant a whole lot of play and petties. Constant puppy dog interaction was absolutely wonderful for Yalu. She could go from one people person to the next making sure all the subjects in Yalu’s puppy palace got all the necessary attention they needed.

What a puppy dog. Yalu knew exactly how to be the perfect hostess. She perfected her skills by being a keen observer like she was in her debut story: Yalu And The Puppy Room. In this well crafted adventure, you, kind reader, will find an eight week old golden retriever who learns to rise above a very awkward moment in her life and find her very own forever home.

For the extremely low price of $2.99, an e-book of Yalu And The Puppy Room can be downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or computer in mere moments from Amazon.com. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the banner below.

Zebra Dance

Zebra Dance

What can be better than a puppy dog playing with her toys? Yalu loved her toys. One of her favorites was a pet zebra named Molly and one of Molly’s favorite games was to climb Mt. Yalu.

Zebra Dance

Whenever Molly reached the puppy dog summit, she would celebrate with a zebra dance.

 

Zebra Dance

What could be better than a zebra dance? How about a multiple zebra dance when Marty would come over to play. When Marty showed up there was double zebra dance taking place at the summit of Mt. Yalu.

Zebra Dance

Yes, Yalu enjoyed playtime with her toys. I have always wondered if she thought her toys came to life with the help of a people person. Maybe she liked all the attention. She was definitely a people pup.

Being a people pup enabled Yalu to put up with all the silliness her people persons offered—and believe me there was a great deal of silliness this prim and proper prancing princess puppy had to endure. If only there was someone who chronicled her adventures.

Zebra Dance

Zebra Dance

Oh wait. There is someone, me, who has written two wonderful stories about this golden retriever puppy dog.

Zebra Dance

Her first adventure finds our heroine learning to overcome an embarrassing situation in a wonderfully illustrated story called Yalu And The Puppy Room. Nothing silly happened here as a once confident puppy dog learned how to overcome failure and find an all important forever home.

Zebra Dance

In her second adventure, Yalu And The Stinky Stink, Yalu goes above and beyond the call of friendship by going out in the dark to rescue her pet zebra Molly.

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Zebra Dance

 

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

 

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

So there she was, a little brown eight-week-old golden retriever, wondering if she was going to have buyer’s remorse. To her left and right were two people persons with weird and I mean a weird looks on their faces.

Puppy Buyer's Remorse?

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

The little brown dog began wandering around the backyard. There were lots and lots of places to sniff in this great big backyard. All by herself, the little brown dog discovered her very own stick. She carried the stick back to the people persons.

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

She was too shy to run around. The backyard was big and she could get lost in the tall grass. No worries. There would be time to explore later.

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

The little brown dog went inside with these people persons and sniffed around a place they called the puppy palace. There were lots of couches and chairs and a table and so many rooms for a puppy dog to explore.

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

Did this puppy dog do alright in choosing these people persons? Find out by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room. This is the first thrilling book in a series of adventures where in Yalu must learn to stand out from there other dogs in her kennel. Standing out meant being clever than the other dogs playing all around her.

 

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

When she saw these two people persons, Yalu decided they were the ones for her. She chose these people persons before they had a chance to choose her—all she needed was space on a couch and big puppy dog eyes.

Puppy Buyer’s Remorse?

You, kind reader, can see the world through the eyes of this golden retriever as she rises above rejection and finds her very own forever home. For the amazingly low price of $2.99, an e-book Yalu And The Puppy Room can be magically downloaded to your smart phone, tablet, or computer phone from Amazon.com in mere moments. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the banner below.

Mr. Wesley’s Tennis Ball

Mr. Wesley's Tennis Ball

Mr. Wesley’s Tennis Ball

Something absolutely terrible has happened to Mr. Wesley, a golden retriever puppy dog I know. One of his tennis balls has gotten trapped in a sewer. What a tragic catastrophe—almost as bad as people person pretending to throw a ball.

You might be wondering, “How did this happen?” Get ready for a story!

There we were, Mr. Wesley and me, out in the backyard of Yalu’s puppy palace playing an intense game of double ball. A people person note: there’s a blog on double ball that you can read about. Anyway, the ball got thrown and instead of bouncing off the grate like usual, the ball disappeared.

Disappeared?

Mr. Wesley’s Tennis Ball

There stood Mr. Wesley standing above the grate and then looking back at me. Something was wrong. A closer look revealed his tennis ball at the bottom of the grate. Mr. Wesley gave a look expecting me to use my people paws to lift up the grate and get his ball. A lift was tried, but the grate was too heavy to move. Sigh. Could life get any worse for Mr. Wesley? Not really, he had another tennis ball and we went to Petco to get a few more.

Mr. Wesley’s Tennis Ball

Yalu never had a problem losing a tennis ball. Most of the time, she was quite good about knowing the whereabouts of her toys. Sometimes, her pet zebra Molly got really good at playing hide and seek—then there was the possible issues of monsters. You can find out what happened by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

In this thrilling story you will meet a puppy dog who goes out of her way to take care of her pet zebra. What is that? You want this story right now? Good news! Yalu And The Stinky Stink can be downloaded from Amazon.com in mere moments for the amazingly low price of $2.99. All you, kind reader need to do is be brave, be bold and click on the banner below.

Three Important Gifts To Give Your Puppy Dog

Three Important Gifts To Give Your Puppy Dog

Alright, Christmas is coming and you, a people person, need to know the three greatest gifts in the whole wide world you can give your puppy dog.

Three Important Gifts To Give Your Puppy Dog

The first gift is playtime. Every puppy dog loves to play. You can use a ball, a squeaky toy, a big dog rope or a combination of all of them. Remember, the more play time your puppy dog gets, the more your puppy dog is loved.

Three Important Gifts To Give Your Puppy Dog

Three Important Gifts To Give Your Puppy Dog

The second most popular gift you can give your puppy dog is puppy dog treats. The best kind of puppy dog treats are the on the ones you already have in your hands. Puppy dogs love treats. To use a technical term: treats are yummy. Like play time, the more treats you give your puppy dog, the more your puppy dog is loved.

Three Important Gifts To Give Your Puppy Dog

The third and most important gift you can give your puppy dog is petties. Big puppy dogs, little puppy dogs, young puppy dogs, old puppy dogs and all puppy dogs in between have something in common. They love petties.

The absolute best part of all three gifts is that you can give your puppy dog play time, treats and petties year around. And what do you, a people person, get in return? Lots and lots and lots of puppy dog tail wagging and puppy dog kisses.

Good thing puppy dogs are people person dependent. Wait, what is that? You need more evidence about how wonderful a puppy dog can be. Then you need to become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room.

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Lassie And The Rising Dough

Lassie And The Rising Dough

Way back when, I had a German Shepherd/Collie mix. The puppy dog’s name was Lassie. Hey, I was six when I got him and he was my very first puppy dog. Lassie was the only name I knew back then.

Lassie And The Rising Dough

Well, Lassie thought he was smarter everyone around him and he looooved DiMamma’s cooking. One day, Lassie spied DiMamma making homemade rolls. When she completed her work, she left the rolls on the kitchen counter.

Lassie And The Rising Dough

Lassie could smell the rolls and he wanted them. Since he considered himself a sly puppy dog, he managed to jump up on the kitchen counter and eat all the dough. Jumping back to the floor, he basked in the personal puppy dog victory of eating people food without anyone knowing.

Lassie And The Rising Dough

Time passed and Lassie started to realize something was wrong. He made his move on the dough right after DiMamma completed her work. Raw bread dough needs time to rise. The dough could rise in a mixing bowl or inside a puppy dog’s tummy.

Lassie started burping. The dough continued to rising inside his tummy. He ate a lot of bread dough because DiMamma cooked for a full house. He started getting the look people get after Thanksgiving when they eat too much. The problem was that the dough continued rising in his tummy.

There were only two ways the rising dough was going to leave and Lassie did not have enough time to digest what he ate—and no, there are no pictures of him getting sick because he really got sick and needed to get rid of the rising dough inside of his tummy.

Lassie And The Rising Dough

This and the Chelsea lasagna story might have a future in an upcoming Yalu adventure. The reason I would not write such a story was that Yalu was always a good dog. Her steeling lasagna and then getting sick from eating raw dough would give her a different personality.

What was her personality like? Find out by become the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room and Yalu And The Stinky Stink. Both can be found at Amazon.com for the amazingly low price of $2.99 each. Are they “woof” it? You bet they are. All you, kind reader, have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

Ding!

Ding

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?”

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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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