Your Dog


“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
– Unknown

It would be nice to know who said this because it is a pretty good quote that even applies to girl dogs.


So What The Heck Is That?


At first glance, the picture could be of a Star Trek Tribble. It could be Cousin It from the Addams Family. It could also be a wig gone wild. So what is it? Dog fur—lots and lots of dog fur.

Wesley, the Golden Retriever of the house, needed brushing. That pile of fur was what I collected. His winter coat has been taken back a bit and he didn’t seem to mind. In fact, he resigned himself to getting brushed so he relaxed on the floor and let me get to work. Granted, I had to roll him over to get the other side because he made no effort to help.

If I brushed him again, I would probably get a pile of fur just has high.

Goodreads is a place where authors can post their books and reads can comment on them. They have a monthly newsletter that highlights an author. Below is my entry.

Yalu and the Puppy Room is the first book in a series involving a Golden Retriever name Yalu. The Puppy Room is the place where dogs in her kennel go to meet people interest in adopting a dog. Most puppies leave with new parents, while others return to cages to one day try again. It’s the big interview for this for this little brown puppy dog looking for a forever home. In a kennel filled with cute and cuddly dogs, will Yalu learn to stand out from her peers? There’s only one way to find out, read Yalu and the Puppy Room.

            Why is Yalu and the Puppy Room worthy of the Goodreads newsletter? First, it’s based on a true story about how I met my dog. She chose me and it’s nice to be chosen by a pet. Second, it teaches how to overcome rejection. Yalu was selected to go meet a family. They wanted a Golden Retriever and that was her. The mom loved her. The little boy loved her. The dad did not. Yalu learned to overcome her rejection and become a special dog. Third, I am a self published author with a good story and great illustrations that show that anyone with enough determination can overcome any obstacle place before them and publish.

            For more about Yalu, visit, Go for the black and white pictures that can be printed out and colored. Stay for the puzzles, yes, there are puzzles.