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”
Welkom by Afrikaanse Vergelykings – Afrikaans simile.
We often use similes without realizing, when we desire to emphasize the meaning of an idea or an image. But similes allow us insight into a different culture, as you can notice from these Afrikaans similes and their English translations.
Ons gebruik gereeld vergelykings, somtyds sonder dat ons dit besef, om ‘n idee of beeld te versterk. Vergelykings gee ons ook insig in ander kulture, soos jy kan opmerk van herdie Afrikaanse vergelykings en hulle (direkte) Engelse vertalings.Continue reading “Afrikaanse Vergelykings – Afrikaans Simile – Your Comprehensive & Fun Guide”
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”
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”
If you’re lucky you get to witness Autumn capturing the last heat of the summer’s sun in its deep yellow leaves, like a cat with gamboge eyes.
Powdery like saffron, spicy like mustard.
I realized that I focused so much on American Dogs of WW2, British Dogs of WW2, dog mascots of the Allies, and true stories of WW1 dogs, but what about the rest of the dogs that took part in world wars, like the Soviet Union, German and Japanese ones?Continue reading “The Soviet Union, German and Japanese War Dogs of WW2”
No matter what you were told as a child, dogs do fly and they did so since 1920 as the paradogs, “parachuting dogs”, are the brave flying military dogs of war trained to jump off planes with the aid of a parachute. These dogs were specifically trained to perform tasks such as locating mines, keeping watch and warning about enemies.Continue reading “Paradogs, the Flying Dogs of War”
Welcome to American Dogs of WW2, the History of the First K9 Unit. Sit comfortable, have your doggo near and enjoy.Continue reading “American Dogs of WW2, the History of First K9 Unit, Cappy, Chips, Daisy”
Welcome to British Dogs of WW2, the Amazing, the Cute and the Incredible. At the end of WW1, with the casualties of war, it was concluded that over one million dogs have been used on both sides, Allies and Axis Powers.Continue reading “British Dogs of WW2, the Amazing, the Cute and the Incredible”
If you read my previous posts you surely discovered the incredible variety of tasks that dogs performed, willingly, during the Great War, Lest We Forget. No matter their size or breed, dogs found a place in the hearts of the troops, saving a great deal of lives in between.Continue reading “Amazing, True Stories of WW1 Dogs, Lest We Forget”