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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.

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.

Read these marvelous stories to someone special. Better yet, have someone special read them to you. All you have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

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

Wanna see some finely illustrated pictures of Yalu’s puppy palace? Well you can by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Stinky Stink. For the modest price of $2.99, an e-book can be magically downloaded to your smart phone, tablet or computer from Amazon.com. Think of it, no waiting in long lines. Pending on your downloading speed, instant gratification can be yours in mere moment. All you, kind reader, have to do is be brave, be bold and click on the book banner below.

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?

Find out by becoming the proud owner of Yalu And The Puppy Room. For the astonishing low bargain basement price of $2.99, a finely crafted e-book about a puppy dog searching for a forever home can be magically transported from Amazon.com to your smart phone, tablet or computer in mere moments.  All you, kind reader, need to do is brave, be bold and click on the banner below.