My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Omar Blue and the new addition - Babee Blue


I've told you about Babee Blue, my new little brother. Ma says I'll be able to take him to K-9 Town soon to play with the other puppies. They're waiting for him.

In the meantime I'm starting to teach him stuff. Some of my neighborhood friends want to help but Ma says her and I can do it. Of course she's right but my friends want to play with him.

Some even tried to disguise themselves so Ma wouldn't know who they were.


"Hi Ms. Omar Blue's Mama. I'm not Judy Lambert's boy, Baloo the Rottie. I'm a farmer boy. Can I come in and help you with something."

Ma recognized him, though I don't see how she did it, and sent him back home down the block. I could swear I heard her giggling.

A little later we heard noise on the back patio.


"Hello. I'm lost and I don't live around the corner with my Ma, Valrie Mansfield. That's another Moose.

I'm tired. Can I come in and rest a bit? You got a puppy in there who can get me some water? Need any help with training."

"I know it's you, Moose," Ma said. "I don't need any help with training. You go right back home now. And be careful!!"

As Moose trotted away Ma couldn't contain herself. She laughed out loud.

Then just as things got quiet again there was a low bark at the door.


"Hello Omar's Mama. I'm with the law. I've been sent here to train a puppy. I may look like Dr. Watson from next door, but I'm not him. Send the puppy out!"

"You are too Dr. Watson from next door", Ma said. "You get home right now before I call Erik or Jodie over here and tell them what you are doing."

Hearing the threat, Dr. Watson turned around and ran out of our yard, into his. Ma laughed so hard, she couldn't control herself.

We finally started our training for the day. Here's how it went....





Tomorrow I'm going to round up my friends. Obviously, me and Ma need all the help we can get.

Babee Blue is going to fit in with the naughty little pups at K-9 Town just fine. I won't tell Ma but I like him just like he is. Feisty!

















 


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Omar Blue - The Takeover and the Female's Strategy



Hi. I'm just drying off while Ma is getting our snacks ready. It's raining out so we're going to settle down. My baby brother, Babee Blue, is sleeping.

I'm not used to having him around yet, but Ma says I'm doing better every day.
 
He is kind of cute. Reminds me of myself when I was a little pup. If you look close you can see him.



Ma's been asking about the K-9 Town females. They're always up to something. I'm going to tell her the latest. They don't like for us males to interfere, so we don't, unless they need us.

Sometimes they're as entertaining as the puppies. (I wouldn't let them hear me say that. Lol)

Here's Ma. I can start now....

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Excerpt from THE TAKEOVER:

As the female timber wolves continued to observe, the K-9 Town females gathered the puppies and piglets and started to take a walk. They walked, talked, and made merry, knowing, but seemingly not paying attention, to the female timber wolves right behind them. In fact, if the timber wolves had followed any closer, it would have appeared that dogs and wolves were one group instead of two.

With no warning, the dogs reached a clearing with a body of water unlike anything the wolves had seen before. Smoke rose from the surface of the water, but the fire was yet to be seen.  

Instead of backing up, the K-9 Town females continued to go forward. So did the female timber wolves.

What the wolves saw next left them terrified!

Why were the dogs still going forward when they had to see them too?


Mountain Lions!!

There were lots of them relaxing, but not in the water. As the K-9 Town females approached, the mountain lions actually greeted them fondly.

Afraid, but determined not to show it, the timber wolves continued to follow the dogs.

Bad move!

The mountain lions leaped directly in front of the wolves, bearing their teeth, and blocking their path.

Even timber wolf leader, Hanna, was so afraid that she slicked back her ears and lowered her belly to the ground in complete submission.

As she and the other wolves cowered in fear, they heard one of the K-9 Town females call out, “Thank you dear friends, we think we’ve gotten our point across.”

The mountain lions backed away, teeth beared and growling just to show the timber wolves that they were lucky the K-9 Town females had called them off.

When Hanna and the others regained their senses, they walked slowly over to the K-9 Town females who had just saved their lives. Under no circumstances would they consider passing the mountain lions without the protection of the dogs.

It was the beautiful poodle Sophie Jean who spoke softly as she could see the timber wolves were still shaken and afraid.

“The mountain lions were once our enemies.” she explained. “We had to show them our strength to gain their respect just as we will show our strength to Shocka Din and the rest of you, though it will take much less effort.”

“But for now,” added Conchita, the perky Chihuahua, “We invite you to join us in the soothing comfort of the hot water.”

“The water here will relax you and put you in mind of a better way to live, instead of the troublesome lives you have chosen,” said Pit Bull Margie.
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What you have just read is a small portion of a large story, condensed into a novelette, for a quick,  engaging read. 
Omar is getting weary of having the timber wolves around. He's going to bring things to a head soon.  When he does, the climax will be different than anything you might expect. The final confrontation/extraordinary battle is one you don't want to miss.
Now available at Amazon.com and Kindle Books at very favorable prices.
The Takeover




Monday, May 15, 2017

Omar Blue - The Takeover - Why The Hate

My little brother Babee Blue is finally home! Ma brought him home. She says I can't take him to K-9 Town today because he's too little. I'll see what she says tomorrow.






In the meantime, I'm Babee sitting. (pun intended) I have to watch him every minute, Ma says, until we teach him right from wrong.


"Stop eating that grass, Babee Blue!!"



While laying here sunning and watching Babee Blue, I'm thinking about my pack at K-9 Town.


My older brother Thor, from Iron Dog Land, said wolf Bennie Ba had him captivated when he told him about how he grew up and how the hate began between him and Shocka Din.

I'm going to let you in on it.


Excerpt from The Takeover.....



Thor finally got a chance to be alone with Bennie Ba after every male, female, and puppy had welcomed him. During the welcoming, he had taken the opportunity to confirm his thoughts about Omar’s pack. Thor knew fighters. There wasn’t one dog here he wouldn’t be happy to have at his side in a situation that demanded bravery. Each member of the pack looked him in the eyes, respectfully, but as equals. He liked that. 

Thor knew about Bennie’s past as The Ghost. He wanted to hear more about Shocka Din and his followers, their strengths, and weaknesses. He was also c
urious about how the hatred had started between the wolf Bennie Ba and timber wolf Shocka Din.

As if reading his mind, Bennie began.


 “I guess I can tell you all you want to know.

Shocka and me are close in age, with just about the same start.

As a little pup I was sickly. My Ma and Pa were wild. One day they decided I was too much trouble. They up and left me to fend for myself.

I was sad and afraid at first, but that didn’t last. I was lucky. The things I found to eat made me big and strong. My sickness passed.

I met Shocka when we were both young. He and his siblings had lost their Ma and Pa in a fire. There were three of them.

I showed them how to hunt and find food to stay alive. Shocka and I got along but the other two were mean and sneaky. They hated me because I was white colored and different. They didn’t like that I could live on my own because they knew they couldn’t.

I never said anything to Shocka Din but I knew they were going to try something one day. I stayed on my guard.

I was off by myself when they finally got up the nerve to jump me. They didn’t know me as well as they thought they did.

Being young, strong and more dangerous than they knew, I killed one and hurt the other real bad.

When Shocka returned and saw what I had done, we fought. He was a better fighter than both of them put together. We hurt each other pretty bad, but survived to go our separate ways.

He became a feared pack leader. I became The Ghost,” Bennie recalled.

“Our hate continues, though if I were him I would have done the same that day.

I admit to taking out a few of his followers, who thought they would get in Shocka’s good grace by doing away with me.

Our paths have crossed many times, each time ending in bloodshed. Then there was the nastiest fight of all, but that’s the one that led me to Omar Blue and the rest of my family here. I’m not even mad about that one anymore.”

Thor looked at Bennie and said, “I would have loved to have been at your side for some of those fights.”

 “Wish you were,” Bennie answered as both of them grinned and imagined the outcomes.


Bennie Ba was glad to have Thor with him. There was something about Thor that reminded him of himself. They were drawn to each other and had become good friends in a short time.

Bennie continued by telling Thor all he could about the situation at hand.

They agreed something had to be done to help Omar. Neither wanted to admit their desire for action was really because they were unable to stay idle. Both knew that Omar was a formidable opponent and could handle any situation that might arise.

Bennie and Thor were working on solving their dilemma when Major Diggs walked up and looked at each of them suspiciously.

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That's how the hate between Bennie Ba and Shocka Din started. It makes me know how lucky I am to have grown up with so much love from my Ma's and Pa's.
Babee Blue is going to know the same kind of love, between Ma, my K-9 Town pack and me of course.














Monday, May 8, 2017

Omar Blue, Babee Blue and the Naughty Puppies


I'm still waiting for my baby brother, Babee Blue. Ma keeps saying he'll be home soon. Does anyone know when "soon" is?
Look at him. Five weeks old, weighing in at 8 lbs., 14 oz. He's growing pretty fast. "Soon" can't be much longer.


Me and Ma have been doing a lot of talking about puppies lately. Of course, that brings to mind the K-9 Town puppies again. Babee Blue will have so much fun with them. He has so much to learn.
When we first started K-9 Town, the puppies were stubborn and didn't want to learn anything. Did we tell you about that?
Bet Ma wouldn't mind telling you.

No Omar, I wouldn't mind at all. Here goes....





Was a balmy dark September day, in K-9 Town, USA.
The Elders were hunting and harvesting food, while the puppies, of course, were at play.
Now what’s wrong with this picture? I said “September day.”
The puppies should be in training, but the teacher has gone away.

Boy, how the little tikes loved it, but the Elders could certainly see,
they were getting into more mischief, and wilder than they should be.

We have to find a new teacher, the last one won’t be back.
He left to help some kin folk, he had to leave the pack.


Omar Blue was thoughtful, remembering back a ways,
when Rottweiler Brady had told him, about his teaching days.




So he went to talk to Brady, who’d just married Sophie Jean.
He asked if he would help out, he and his poodle queen.

Brady was excited, because teaching was his second love.
He’d do the job, with Sophie’s help, and some from the Gods above.





Omar Blue called a meeting, everything was gonna be great.
Professor Brady and Sophie Jean, would keep those puppies straight.


Meanwhile at the edge of town, under The Big Oak Tree.
The puppies sat and talked about, how great it was to be free!


The Chihuahua triplet leaders, were never seen apart.
As soon as one would say a word, the other two would start.

They became the yipping leaders, since it was always three to one.
The others took to listening, cause nothing else could be done.

“Let’s get the other puppies,” said leaders Lee, Lii and Luu.
“Make them come quick as they can, we’ve got some news for you.”





When the other pups got to the tree, they told what they had heard.
Rottie Brady is gonna be the new teacher, now isn’t that absurd?

We’ll have a ball in training this fall, not gonna listen “neither!”
We’ll run and skip and play in class, he won’t do nothing “either!”

 

When the first day came for training, each puppy came in mad.
He asked them why? They didn't lie, "Cause being here makes us
sad."

Then Lee, Lii and Luu got busy, even had the nerve to stand.
Said, “We pups have had a meeting, we don’t need no teacher’s hand.”


Professor Brady gave a look they’d never seen before.
He said, “You three you come with me," as he headed for the door.

The three got up but slowly, showing fear the others could see.
As they watched, each puppy said under their breath, "It's better them than me."

Brady spoke to them real softly, “I know the leaders, you three.
But, don’t you come into my class, and think you’ll interrupt me.




We were put here for a reason, me and Ms. Sophie Jean.
Gonna teach you either way we can. Can be nice, or we can be mean.

 
Now Lee, Lii and Luu git in there, and show what smart leaders do.
Listen to us teachers, and we'll be good to you.”

Lee, Lii and Luu went back to class. Each quickly took their seat.
Sat up so nice and straight this time, couldn’t even see their feet.

“What happened, yipped Cocker puppy Joe. “What did he do out there?”
 “He gave a speech, about how they’d teach, said we’d better all beware.
 
He also made us leaders, so listen to what we say.
You don’t wanna go outside with him, cause Professor Brady don’t play!”

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Omar Blue - The Takeover - Nitro and Saifon Blue



Hi everyone. Just got in. Excuse me but I'm almost asleep on my feet. I started back to work today. If you recall, I had been a little under the weather. Don't worry, I'm okay and feeling good.

Remember, I'm our company's mascot. We're working hard to get people to know about BiggSiss. With all the violence going on around us, there is definitely a need for a cyber confidant to tell about your good, bad and unusual encounters. We call it,  "leaving a trail," just in case the unthinkable happens....If you haven't visited BiggSiss, see what we're about at http://biggsiss.com.

I'm going to get undressed and comfortable. Ma is going to update you on what's going on with my canine family.


Saifon and Nitro found out about the timber wolves coming to K-9 Town. Not good!



If you happen to wonder how I was at two places at one time, when I was a puppy, don't. You'll never figure it out.


Here comes Ma with our snacks.

"I'm ready, Ma."





Excerpt from The Takeover

Saifon Blue jumped up from a disturbing sleep. Her dangerous snarl and aggressive stance would have brought all around her into submission, all but her mate, Nitro Blue. But, they were alone.

The King and Queen of Iron Dog Land, Nitro and Saifon ruled the land of Dobermans with love and affection as well as sternness when needed.  There was never a question of leadership since Nitro and Saifon had proven, repeatedly, that they were superior.



They looked at each other and exclaimed at the same time, “Omar!”

Nitro had foreseen this moment and was ready for it.

 “My baby boy is in trouble,” Saifon exclaimed. “We must go to him. Wake the others,” she commanded.

“Calm down, Saifon,” Nitro said, “and accept what you really feel.” 

Saifon took a slow deep breath and seemed to go into a trance. She came out of it somewhat relaxed. She said, “He’s okay, but there’s a threat.”

Nitro looked into Saifon’s beautiful eyes.  They possessed a rare color shared by no other animal in the land and had taken control of him long ago. “There will always be a threat in the life Omar has chosen, Saifon. We have taught him to handle threats and he has exceeded our expectations,” Nitro said soothingly. “To go to his K-9 Town now would not be the thing to do. He won’t want us there.

“If the danger grows to a point beyond his capabilities,” Nitro continued, “we will know, and we will be there for him and for those who follow him.” 

As usual, Nitro was right. Omar was kind and loving, but when threatened he was as fierce and savage as his father, Saifon thought to herself with pride. She had also seen first-hand that his pack was brave and loyal and would follow their leader without hesitation no matter what the circumstance.

Though she wasn’t worried to the extent that she and Nitro needed to go to Omar, she still wanted to know what was going on at K-9 Town. She decided this was a job for the warrior eagle, McZen.

There was an unexplainable connection between Saifon and McZen. They had been together for a long time. She could see things through his eyes and understand his thoughts no matter how far away he might be. As a puppy, she used this gift to her advantage.

Eagle McZen was a good friend and a great warrior. The two of them had more than once battled their way out of danger.

That was some time ago.

Omar Blue grew up with McZen as his puppy sitter. As a youngster, Omar frequently managed to slip away from the other puppies. Saifon shuttered when she remembered some of the scuffles Omar and McZen had gotten into, or out of, by themselves in the wilderness.

It took all the restraint Saifon could muster not to interfere in Omar’s scuffles; but she never did. King Nitro would not hear of it and she knew he was right. Omar Blue had to learn how to survive under any circumstances. And he did.

Omar became a master of survival at a young age and because of this, too soon, it became obvious that Omar had grown restless. This was what led him to leave his home. She and Nitro had seen it coming. However, there was nothing they could do about it.

Saifon was happy now because Omar was no longer restless. That was evident. His new life, leadership, and friends had filled the void.

Nitro wasn’t worried about Omar but remembered their oldest son, Thor, talking about visiting K-9 Town to run with Wolf Bennie Ba. Thor and Bennie had kidded each other about who was fastest. This might be a good time for his son to visit Bennie.

If there was any trouble, and he’d better not start it, Thor would be the one to have with Omar and his pack. A fighter of unbeaten stature, but as fun loving as a dog could be, he and Wolf Bennie Ba had hit it off right away when the pack came to meet Omar’s kin. Thor had promised Bennie he would visit.

Whether or not Omar would like those two wild ones putting their heads together right now was something he wouldn’t worry about Nitro thought, with a sly smile covering his soft laughter.

That evening as Nitro and Saifon Blue sat with members of their canine family, enjoying the peace and comfort of Iron Dog Land, both looked out over the hills in time to see two tiny figures, one flying and one running at top speed, fade into the beautiful sunset. Each knew what the other had done.




They avoided each other’s eyes but offered smiles they knew were for each other.




THE TAKEOVER - COMING VERY SOON. STAY TUNED.