My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Omar Blue and The Tale of Rasta Mama







After reading my book about timber wolf Shocka Din and his vicious followers, who wanted to take over K-9 Town and hurt me and my pack, some of our friends are curious about how the Seers, Great Dane Granny and Komondor Rasta Mama came to K-9 Town. Those two are really something. We never know what they'll do next.


Ma loves hearing about them too. She's putting Babee Blue to bed, then getting her snacks while I pick out mine. Babee's been playing all day so he'll be asleep in no time. Didn't even put up a fuss, haha.





Great Dane Granny and her family have been with me and my pack since the very beginning but how Komondor Rasta Mama, her son Rasta Kooley and his family came to us, is an entirely different story:




It was a beautiful sunny morning, at K-9 Town, USA
We were having a big outing, everyone was at play


The older males were fishing, the females making lunch
The puppies of course were playing, oh what a happy bunch


Now in the pack there did remain, a restless St. Bernard
He had to go for a little walk, staying put was just too hard
 
As he walked on, he came upon, a fascinating pack
Three Elders and three puppies, with strange hair on each back
He asked them where they came from, they said from far away
He’d take them to his leader, this was their lucky day


They were so very tired though, more walking would be hard
But they had met a new friend, in Sandy the St. Bernard.


When Sandy got them to the pack, the elders circled around
Said “Sandy, sit them down right here, until Omar Blue is found"


I was on my way to see them, I'd seen them walking up
Sandy weighed down but moving fast, carrying all three pups


"Sandy, where’d you find them? Put them in the females care”
Then poodle Sophie Jean spoke up, “And look at their beautiful hair”

THE MALE SPOKE
 “I’m Komondor Rasta Kooley, our breed’s from overseas
We settled here some time ago, a place called New Orleans
I know we may look strange to you, our hair, some call them dreds
I do admit our long tight locks, do turn a lot of heads

I travel with my wife and ma, my little puppies too
From what I see, how glad we’d be, to settle down with you”
The three little pups just stood there, as cute as they could be
Then one of them started talking, “This ain’t where I wanna be!


I left all my best friends back there, and this place ain’t so hot
if you think I’m gonna like it here, I can tell you now, I’m not.”


All I did was look at her, then over at Rottweiler Brady
The professor knowing this one was his said, “You look here young lady.





We have a slew of puppies here, I’m teacher to them all
Me and my schoolmarm Sophie Jean, we let them have a ball

There’ll be none of this attitude, I tell you that today
I’d advise you to start all over,” he said in his quiet way

“Your ma and pa have come too far, for you to act this way
So put your past behind you, and we’ll forget about this display”


The puppy couldn’t believe it, never been talked to like this
She settled down, then turned around, gave her ma a big kiss


“Thank you,” said Rasta Kooley’s wife, “She’s needed that for a while
Please do let her in your class, we really like your style


And this is Rasta Mama, she’s everyone’s delight
Her dreams sometimes will help us, her gift of second sight”


I looked each of them up and down, “I’ve heard of you before
I had a friend some time ago, Pow Wow Komondor


As strong as steel, from head to heel, and loyal as could be
We travelled together for a while, him, Major Diggs and me


Now Rasta Mama what is this gift, she’s calling second sight
We don’t believe in Voodoo, or creatures in the night”


Rasta Mama looked at me, “I wouldn’t lie to you
Sometimes I get a vision, of things that soon come true


I’d never tell you anything, I think would hurt the pack
I’ll use my gift to help you all, and always have your back


dreamed that we would be here, about a month ago
I saw a mighty leader, that I’d be glad to know


In my dream I also saw my Kooley at your side
With the others in your pack, all heads held high with pride”


It was Pit Bull Margie, who spoke up next, “You females come with us
Let’s leave the males, to tell their tales, sit around and fuss


We’ll take the puppies over there, under The Big Oak Tree
Where the other puppies are playing, they’ll be just fine, you'll see


 When they were gone the males went on, it was Major Diggs who said
“When our little puppies finish with them, they’ll be ready for nothing but bed”


It was then and there we heard a noise, from right across the bay
Half dozen coyotes getting close, what did they want today



I wouldn’t have given a second thought until I saw Coyote Red
He wasn’t the leader of the group but was talking and bobbing his head


“You all wait here,” Rasta Kooley said, “I know they are looking for me
I’ll be right back but just in case, take care of my family”





He shot off like a bullet, but we ran just as fast
I took my place in front of my pack, the smallest pulled up last

A few shepherds ran to the puppies, herded them to the side
And there they’d stay if it took all day but there was no need to hide

Rasta Kooley spoke to me first “Omar you shouldn’t have brought them here
Just something I got to straighten out, and I’ll be back over there”


He looked around surprised to find, the females had joined them too
But they didn’t look like females now, just canines with a job to do

Rasta Kooley turned to face the group, that had followed him all this way
Asked “What you scoundrels doing here? I know you didn’t come to play”
The leader said, “You stole from us, that’s why we’re following you
The furs you took are ours, so you know what you better do”

“I have the furs you right about that, I’m gonna keep them too
We all gonna be real warm this winter, can’t say the same about you

I won those furs fair and square, wasn’t planning on no trouble
It was dumb of you to raise that bet, then worst when you bet double.

I think you all should leave now, you really shouldn’t wanna stay
But if you do I promise you, you won’t forget this day

The coyotes were looking at Rasta Kooley, but more so at his back
They’d never seen anything like us, me with my whole pack

Was Coyote Red as usual, talking from behind
“You know Kooley stole those furs of yours, why you being so doggone kind”

While Coyote Red was moving up his pals were moving on
When he turned to see them heading out he knew he’d better be gone

Rasta Kooley, the Komondor, turned to face me and my pack
“I’m sorry I spoiled your outing, we’ll leave and never come back.”

I looked this brave dog in his eyes, “You spoiled nothing that way
In fact we found out more about you, then if we’d talked all day”

He joined the pack and started back, so happy they could stay
He eyed his wife with the females and knew she felt the same way

It was late that night we were packing up, to get back to the den
The females were waking the puppies, they’d been knocked out since 10

Then Rasta Mama came over, "May I speak to you Omar Blue
I see you’re as great a leader as rumors say of you

You knew what you were doing, following my Kooley today
You knew those coyotes would take one look then want to get away

And remember the dream I spoke about, you all heads high with pride
I saw it in each face today, when your pack was at your side”

“Thank you Rasta Mama it’s been a pretty good day
Nice to have you here with us, I'm glad you found the way

What you saw was nothing special, that’s just how we react
We face our troubles together, that’s why we’re a mighty pack”

With all the elders now listening, Rasta Mama turned to say
“Thank you all we love it here, we found a home today"







Sunday, July 23, 2017

What Makes Omar Blue and K-9 Town Special?


 


 

Ma loves being asked that question. Take a look below at her answer.  Those were hard times for me and my pack but we knew what we had to do and we did it......
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"From a fierce, wild and wary pack of dogs, Omar Blue has transformed his pack into a sophisticated group of animals with one pursuit; build K9 Town  into a place where love, friendship and respect for each other rule, and all canines are welcomed.

Omar Blue’s pack, consisting of many breeds, has developed an admiration for their leader beyond reproach. He has proven to be wise, and brave beyond their imagination and has led them into adventures that quench their need for excitement.
There is a mystique surrounding Omar Blue and other characters have special gifts that they share for the benefit of the pack and their leader.

The K9 Town puppies are the most highly valued result of the new way of life. They are given time to be naughty, but much of their time is spent being taught the rules of the wilderness.
This Pack fears nothing and until danger is evident will go on with their daily routine of mostly fun and frolicking. It never takes long for their enemies to realize that interfering with this pack is not a wise thing to do.

Omar Blue and K9 Town, USA and Led By An Eagle are told in smooth rhymes, that carry you right into the fantasy. But, to continue the adventure, The Takeover is told in detailed non-poetic language that keeps its readers on the edge of their seats."  

 

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Ma's right about everything she said. Here we are, under the big Oak Tree where we hold all of our meetings. We make our laws and vow not to break them.  We don't break our rules for anything.


Look around here. Ma has plenty "true tales" about me and my pack. She thinks I don't know it but she even visits K9 Town sometimes.


Don't forget to check out what's happening about those vicious timber wolves who are at K-9 Town now, building their strategy to take over. I'm not telling. You'll have to see for yourselves how we handle them.


You're in for a big surprise!









 

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.