My first dog, Tara, was one of a kind and with a name chosen from Gone With the Wind.Continue reading “Tara, from “Gone with the Wind” to “Happy Friends””
‘Frasier” has to be one of my all time favorite TV comedy shows, with Marty Crane and his best friend Eddie the dog (a Jack Russell Terrier) my favorite characters.Continue reading “On the Sunny Side of the Street with John Mahoney, Marty Crane, Frasier”
I seem to have painted myself in a corner with this look closer from details to the big picture, what am I, red. Because red is not one of my favorite colors; too much energy abundant, eye-catching assertiveness for my introvert self.Continue reading “Look Closer. From Details to the Big Picture. What am I? Red”
Today I take a break from writing fiction about dogs to take a closer look at a few canine mementos, more exactly at 7 dogs that put their paws on history – and on the reader’s hearts.Continue reading “7 Dogs That Left their Paws on History”
Why Is a Cat Not Like a Dog? ~ a poem from a dog’s perspective from the poetry book for animal and nature lovers ‘As Good as Gold‘.
“A cat has a heart-shaped nose above a mouth with piercing teeth,
A cat has paws with soft, pink cushions hiding sharp claws beneath,
A cat has pointy whiskers, to catch running drops of milk
And a tail to play with, a tail that flicks, made of silk.
The boy broke his run at the entrance to the park and, panting heavily he leaned forward, hands on nobly knees. A trickle of sweat ran down his ripe cheeks; another drop just missed its show, landing in the dirt. The boy watched as his breath stirred the sand at his feet; for an instant, it rolled into tiny balls.Continue reading “A Boy and his Dog”
Effect of Pets on Immune Systems is a Life Science project of a grade 12 pupil (my daughter).Continue reading “Survey: Effect of Pets on Immune Systems”
“Just over the meadow, just over the hill,
Where the grass is greener and the stream runs slow,
There’s a spot that many walk past and few really know.
Here’s where puppy likes to go and explore.
“Early in the morning when the sky’s still dark
And no lively ray has yet pierced the night,
When all are sleeping and all is still,
When no wind blows and no bird sings,
So early in the morning –
The soldier wakes up.Continue reading “The Soldier and his Dog, Silent Heroes”
I write with the hope that readers, while looking for a captivating and interesting read, a way to unwind and pass the time, will also find a novel that addresses their mind and their humanity, a book that speaks to their heart.Continue reading “What I Hope Readers Take from my Books”
Saving human lives during military conflicts takes first stage. Welcome to some amazing stories about Military Working Dogs involved in the Gulf, Iraq & Afghanistan War.
I watch my dogs basking in the sun, the tip of their tail swishing just as I think of them, standing against the door frame. Can they read my mind? I know they will shake off their dreams and follow me as I stroll around the yard.
Their heart chooses to follow mine.
That’s how dogs are.
War Dogs History after WW2 to the Fall of Berlin Wall. After a military history that seemed to have snowballed between the Great War and the Second World War, what happened to these specially trained canine soldiers once dust settled over the Paris Peace Treaties?Continue reading “War Dogs History after WW2 to the Fall of Berlin Wall”
You know that feeling, that sentiment that russet leaves and sweet pears give you in Autumn?
He didn’t care that the leaves had turned. All he cared about was his friend, missing.
School had started.
So he let himself drop among the russet, carmine and maroon leaves, and became one with Autumn.
It is here, between the spiraling leaves, Autumn’s crimson battle and a Ferrari!
It has been a long, crimson battle for the shaggy warrior, but he won it. Nevertheless, the carmine bodies of his opponents, the Autumn’s subjects, littered the ground.Continue reading “Autumn’s crimson battle and a Ferrari”