How To Have A Princess Puppy Petting Party


The first and most important ingredient of a princess puppy petting party is of course, a puppy. Add at least two people persons and let the petting commence.

Welcome to another Tielman draft for Yalu And The Stinky Stink. Yalu’s people have returned home and are doing what they do best, pet her. Life cannot get any better than that.

In the story, she had been waiting for her people to return and a princess puppy petting party is her reward. Most people would considered Yalu to be a spoiled dog. Far from it. She is kept fresh by her people.

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Hide And Seek–Golden Retriever Style

It’s cute how this Golden seeks out a child hiding in the house. With Mom’s help, Mattie the Golden figures it out.

He does act like every Golden I have known. There are times when he stops and looks around with a big smile on his face that reminds me of Chelsea, Yalu, and Wesley. Seeking is fun.

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When Is Yalu And The Stinky Stink Coming Out–The E-Book, Not The Stink


More than a few people have asked me when Yalu And The Stinky Stink is coming out. The answer, soon. How soon, this year soon.

The first step was to write the story. Check.

The second step was to format the book. Check.

The third step was to be able to pay my artist. Check, well, half of the payment was sent. As agreed upon, the other half will be sent when Tielman completes the drawings.

The fourth step is to get pictures from Tielman. That is a work in progress. He has been on this project for less than a month. He is making good progress and has sent me twenty-three good sketches that I like posting.

The fifth step is for Tielman to finalize the twenty-three pictures I have requested. We are going for a time frame where at best, he will complete the project before Halloween. At worse, Thanksgiving.

The good news is that when he completes his portion of the work, i can quickly get his pictures inserted into the right places in the story.

Finalizing and posting the e-book with the completed pictures should take less than twenty-four hours.

The e-book’s availability should come twenty-four hours after that.

For those of you wanting to read a great story about a dog who overcomes one setback after another to find a forever home, click here.

Laura Saying Hello To Yalu


Welcome to another sketch Tielman sent along for Yalu And The Stinky Stink. Yalu has been waiting for her people to come home. Laura’s the first one to arrive. She comes over to Yalu for an all important hello petties–those are the best petties to get when people have been gone for a while.

I like how Yalu focused her attention on Laura. It’s easy to see the love she has of Laura in her eyes. There is a bright happiness on Yalu’s face after being alone in the house while on guard dog duty.

Dogs are always happy to see their people when they come home. They have no idea where we go or how long we’ve been gone. They must no doubt wonder why there were not allowed to go with their people.

John Grogan did sum up dogs rather well. “Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”

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    It’s interesting taking a dog with cynophobia for a walk. What is cynophobia? Why it’s a fear of dogs. I’ve always found it ironic that a dog would be afraid of other dogs, but Yalu was always timid around any breed of dog big or small. If there was another dog around, she was in no mood to say hello. It was time to leave and leave now. Now if these were barking and snarling dogs off their leashes and charging, I could see her point, but most dogs we encountered were the friendly type who only wanted to stop, have a sniff, and say hello. Yalu wanted no part of that. No dog was going to sniff her. She was the one who did the sniffing.

People we encountered without dogs were another story. No dog around meant a big happy smile from her and a need to say hello in the hopes of getting some much needed petties.

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

Yalu would wage her tail and pour on the puppy charm—the petties soon followed. Her behavior did make me wonder what her life was like at her kennel. I’ve always assumed she was the runt of the litter and her siblings vied too much for her mother’s attention making her a shy puppy.

Our walk would continue and on our journey there would be two houses where the dogs of each were inside, but saw us coming. They’d howl and bark and Yalu, who would get to the limit of her extendable leash and be in a rush to move on. We would hurry up our pace until the sounds of the barking dogs faded.

A big mistake would be taking her to a dog gym.There’s probably a chapter book story about her interactions with other dogs at a dog gym. I just need to put such a story together.

However, I do have a story about how Yalu chose me. It’s a wonderful e-book. To make it yours, click here.

Yalu And Her Stick



I have always liked this picture of Yalu. It’s one of her first photos when she had no idea what a camera was. Her main goals were being a puppy and exploring the strange new land outside of her kennel.

She was very proud of the stick she found all by herself and wanted to show she could carry it on her own.

This was one of the pictures I sent along to Tielman to draw. On the right was what he finalized for Yalu And The Puppy Room.

Tielman was able to capture the same sense of innocence and discovery from the above photograph and created one of many a wonderful drawings. In both pictures, Yalu has those big floppy ears that she would grow into and a long tail that seemed to be better off sticking up in the air.

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Yalu And Molly

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Yalu has a pet zebra named Molly. The two of them are bff’s because Yalu will not let any toy climb to the top of her head. That toy has to be special and Molly the zebra qualifies as special.

Besides squeaking, Molly and Yalu like playing hide and seek with each other. Molly is really good at hiding. That becomes a problem for Yalu not once, but twice in Yalu And The Stinky Stink.

As for the artwork, Tielman is truly amazing. It probably took him ten minutes and was no effort at all. To me, it’s Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael. Yes, I am easily impressed.

Color artwork by Tielman is available and a part of my first book Yalu And The Puppy Room. It is in an e-book format and ready for your reading pleasure by clicking here.