My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Omar Blue, The Takeover and King Cat Sateer



Hello everyone.

I just finished checking on Ma and making sure my BiggSiss mascot assistants were doing okay. Ma says they are doing fine, spreading the word about our company, BiggSiss.

In June we'll be up and running so if you don't know what I'm talking about go over to our website, BiggSiss.com or our Facebook page with the same name. You need to know about us.

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In the meantime, I have to get back to my pack at K-9 Town. I told Ma what's been happening since you were last here. I knew she'd want to tell you and that will keep her busy.

She's still trying to get her mojo working so she can follow me but that's not going to happen. She's safe here, while I do what's needed at K-9 Town.

(When we left Omar and his pack, they were scurrying to make sure their friends would be safe from the dangerous timber wolves coming to take over K-9 Town. We couldn't stop there. That wouldn't be fair. So enjoy...)

THE TAKEOVER - Chapter Two


Evacuating Catdom was another story. Omar decided he would handle letting King Cat Sateer know about the intruders himself.
 

King Cat Sateer is leader of Catdom. He is wise and brave and Omar Blue respects him more than any animal outside of his pack. The cats had made this land their home long before K-9 Town came into existence.





Not long after Omar and his followers settled into K-9 Town, the wise cat leader came to Omar to secure peace between the dogs and cats. He came with sincerity and without fear, which let Omar know he would keep any agreements made between them, and he did.
The dogs and cats get along well, though sometimes the cats get overly friendly with the rubbing and all.
 

The puppies and kittens are a different story. They seem to relish playing tricks on each other, but the important thing is that they are growing up together and have formed relationships that can come in handy at any time.
As a matter of fact, when bored, they team up and go after the baby tree monsters. The little tree monsters are always up for the challenge and love the attention.

If the time ever comes, they'll protect each other against enemy intruders. Just like the adults. That's the plan.
 
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When Omar reached Catdom, King Cat Sateer seemed to be waiting for him. He was sitting up in the hills overlooking the beautiful wilderness.
“What is this I hear, Omar?” he asked. “I’m told we can expect intruders who want to do great harm.
How may we help? We cannot sit by while this is happening, though I know you have the situation well in hand.” At those words King Cat Sateer looked directly into Omar Blue’s eyes. As he expected, there was not a trace of weakness or vulnerability; he saw only strength and determination, as usual.
Sateer thought to himself, “Were I the timber wolf Shocka Din, I would certainly stay clear of Omar Blue and K-9 Town, USA. 
How I’d love to be around to witness the confrontation but I must stay put. If this Shocka Din strays into Catdom, we will be ready.”

Truth be told, King Cat Sateer was in his "offense" planning mode.
The familiar facial expressions between them, told all. After a brief conversation about what was to come, both knew what needed to be done and that it would be done. 
Omar never mentioned bringing the cats into K-9 Town. He knew his friend would not agree to it. He also knew King Cat Sateer was hoping Shocka Din would pass Catdom on the way to K-9 Town.
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Shocka Din is pretty confident. After all, he has with him the meanest, ferocious and most feared, next to him of course, pack of timber wolves he’s ever run across. The females are as dangerous as the males.
They are unbeatable, he tells himself. 
Soon he will have his own town. He and his pack will have those dogs worshipping them. After all, the only real threat was The Ghost and he would make sure The Ghost gets special attention.
As for leader Omar Blue, that Doberman won’t know what hit him. I’ll defeat him in front of his pack. They'll no longer respect him when I’m done, he thought.
Yes, Shocka Din has a plan and poor Omar Blue is in for big trouble, is his thinking, with a look of satisfaction on his face.
One would think Shocka would be wondering, however, knowing The Ghost, what kind of canine this was that could earn his respect and loyalty. The Ghost never formed alliances and he definitely wasn’t a follower. 
Shocka Din also has no idea that if he took The Ghost, and Omar Blue, out of the equation, Omar’s pack is still a mighty faction to reckon with.

To underestimate them as he's doing will surely mean his failure and possibly his death.


We hope you've enjoyed Chapter Two of THE TAKEN.  Stay tuned. The best is yet to come.

This book is not yet in print. Comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Omar Blue - A Lot's Going On



Hello everyone.
There’s a lot going on right now. I have to finish getting undressed.
I’ve told you how being a Mascot for our company, BiggSiss , is a pretty big job. I love every minute working with Ma and Sister Joy, but something has come up at K-9 Town and I won’t be around to help out as much for a while. Ma understands. I have to go be with my pack.
I’ll tell you this much...... There is a pack of vicious timber wolves, led by an old enemy of Wolf Bennie Ba. His name is Shocka Din and he has convinced his followers that they can take over  K-9 Town. They have no idea what they’re in for. We’re going to show them.  
In the meantime, I’ve been interviewing for BiggSiss Assistant Mascots. Some of my Facebook and neighborhood friends will be filling in when I’m not around. They would rather go with me but they know this is important too. We started early this morning. I told them to come in business casual. They didn’t let me down.
 Sorry I don’t have time for introductions right now. My good friend Spartacus Maximus came over from his popular Facebook page to take over the interviews for me. He's a good example and always with me when I need him. Look at him. Cool isn't he?

 
From the looks of things, BiggSiss is going to have pretty good representation. 
 
 
 
There are more, and they all want to spread the word about BiggSiss. I’ve explained how BiggSiss will do a great deal to keep our female humans safe. If you don’t know all about BiggSiss, just go to our website or our BiggSiss.com Facebook page. You’ll see.
I have to hurry now. Here comes Ma. She says she doesn’t worry about me, but she does. You’ve seen how she gets involved. Not this time. Gotta go!

 
Hi everyone. If Omar thinks I’m not going to follow him, he’s crazy. I’m waiting for my Mojo to kick in. It always does when I need it. Let’s find out what’s really going on at K-9 Town. Omar always sugar coats things.
(What you are about to read is the first chapter of the third book in the Omar Blue Saga. “THE TAKEOVER.”)
 
THE TAKEOVER - CHAPTER ONE
 
Wolf Bennie Ba stood alone in the forest, shocked by what he had stumbled upon.

He was looking down on a pack of timber wolves, led by his old enemy, Shocka Din. This was the same group that had pounced on him a while back, when he was running wild and known as "The Ghost."
 
It seemed so long ago.

They had left him for dead after the attack, as they dragged away the two pack members he had killed in the scuffle, and tended to a scar that Shocka Din would wear forever.

Why were they here, he wondered. But deep down he knew.

Shocka professed to being King of Canines. His followers worshipped him and were almost as deadly as he was. The only reason for his being here would be he had heard about Omar Blue.

Bennie Ba had to discover their plans. If they planned to do harm to Omar and the pack that had found and nursed him back to good health, it would be worth all he could give, including his life, to find out.

The K-9 Town pack was his family. They had brought out qualities that he never realized he possessed. In addition to that, he was feeling better than he ever had, thanks to the females’ nurturing ways.

This was his train of thought as he bravely walked into the camp of Shocka Din.

Wolf Bennie Ba was again, “The Ghost.”

If trouble started here, there would be a few less for Omar Blue to handle because he intended to leave his mark. He would start with Shocka Din.
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Big black timber wolf Shocka Din couldn't conceal his amazement when he saw The Ghost push his way through his followers to come face to face with him.
“Well, well,” he said. “We heard you were alive and in the area. I have to admit you look pretty good considering the way we left you.”

“Bet you can't say that about the two I saw you all drag away,” said The Ghost.

“Ha! What do you want here, and what makes you think you'll get away alive, Ghost?” asked Shocka with a deadly look on his face.

“I want to know why you're here, and you know I don't have a problem dying,” said The Ghost.

Shocka looked hard, remembering what a fierce warrior The Ghost had been. No, he didn't have a problem dying and no doubt would take more of his followers with him.

There would be plenty of time to avenge those he had savagely put to rest. He decided there was no reason not to tell The Ghost his plans.
 



He began, but was interrupted. “By the way, I'm called Bennie Ba now. You can call me Bennie.”

Shocka's fierce eyes betrayed the coolness in his voice. “I'll do that ‘Bennie,’ if you tell me where I can find Omar Blue. I heard you had joined his pack. That was hard to believe, being you were always a loner.”

“Things change,” said Bennie Ba. “What do you want him for?”

“I'm going to make him understand that his leadership is about to come to an end. As a matter of fact, I hear K-9 Town might need new leadership. Maybe me and my friends here are ready to settle down.”

Bennie Ba couldn't understand what he was feeling at that moment. Something was holding him back. Instead of exploding, though he was on the edge, he was thinking of what Omar Blue and the rest of his friends would want him to do now.

They would want him to escape danger and get back to K-9 Town, where plans would be made to handle whatever situation might arise.

He had to leave now, while he was still able to contain himself.
It took no time at all to decide what he would do.
“Don’t change direction,” he said. “You’ll meet him soon enough!”
With those words The Ghost dashed through the circle of timber wolves, using his speed and strength to collapse the bodies he came in contact with.   

That's how he had gotten his name and reputation. The Ghost, so fast, you’d hardly see him before he was on you, and as mean as they come.
Wolf Bennie Ba had found only one animal in his adult lifetime that could keep up with him in a dead run, that was Omar Blue. This had amazed him at first, but as he learned more about the mysterious Doberman pack leader, it became just another reason to admire and respect his dear friend.

Shocka Din thought about what had just happened. He hadn't expected to see The Ghost this soon. He had changed. There was something about him now. He would never leave when there was a chance to fight, and the way he acted regarding Omar Blue. He was protecting him!
“This is going to be easier than I thought. Destroy the leader and takeover the pack,” he said to himself.

“We'll take care of Mr. Bennie Ba too. He's gonna pay for this scar I'm wearing.”
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Wolf Bennie Ba had gone a ways when he came across the search party. Several of his buddies from K-9 Town were out looking for him.
 They hadn’t understood why Omar Blue was concerned because Bennie Ba always took it upon himself to patrol their perimeters, as did Omar, and some of the others. They would sometimes be gone for long periods.
 
But they never questioned their leader. If he asked them to do something, they knew from past experiences that there was a reason. And furthermore, there was usually some sort of excitement attached to the request. The type they all looked forward to.
After Bennie Ba gave them a brief summary, they insisted on going back to Shocka Din, but after a brief discussion, like Bennie, they knew it would be best to get back to K-9 Town and leader Omar.
The mood changed to jovial as they traveled on.
The searchers told Bennie Ba how the females had told them not to come home without him and teased him while making him aware that Wolfhound Winnie was leading the females.
He liked hearing that. Wolfhound Winnie had helped him through some hard decisions. The main one was whether he would stay with the pack after he was well enough to leave.
Obviously, he had made the right decision because he was happier than he’d ever been. He had a family. In addition, soon the pack would be celebrating Bennie Ba and Wolfhound Winnie’s togetherness. The K-9 Town, version of a wedding.
He knew Omar, Winnie and the rest of the pack would be waiting to make sure he was safe and unharmed. This was the way of the K-9 Town pack, and all were treated equally.
This is why he didn’t stay and fight. He was a member of the pack, and proud of it.
When they got back, even the puppies were excited to see them but that wasn’t unusual. The puppies always greeted the adults returning from anywhere.
It was so nice coming home to them. They were so happy, with little tails wagging, while taking a moment from their naughtiness.
Upon seeing Omar Blue, the incoming group became serious and eager to let him know what had happened. After all were seated and calm, Bennie Ba went over his meeting with Shocka Din and his followers. They all knew about the ferocious fight that had brought Bennie to them and each wanted a chance to avenge their friend, even the females.
After hearing what was said, all eyes were on their leader.



Omar smiled as he looked around, already knowing the most important steps to take. The first being to make sure his pack didn’t get overly eager. He said, “I don’t see anything to be alarmed about. If the timber wolf Shocka Din thinks he can take over K-9 Town, let him try. We don’t have a problem with that now, do we?” he asked, with a chuckle in his voice.

The answers came in cheerful shout-outs. “Not at all!” “Hope they’re coming straight here!” “Did you tell them where we are Bennie?”
Omar then became serious. His voice was calm, yet commanding.
He had proven himself to be a worthy leader, among leaders. To his followers, there could be no other.  They knew Shocka Din had no idea what he was in for and they knew their brave, sometimes mysterious, leader was about to take them on a new adventure.
They would have liked to attack Shocka Din right away, but Omar Blue’s plans were always worth waiting for.
“My concern is that Shocka Din and his followers are brutal killers, so as long as they are in the area, and we’ll decide how long that’s going to be at another time, we have to keep our loved ones and friends safe.
Keep extra eyes on the puppies! They’ve been listening to all of this and no doubt will be making plans to find Shocka Din, pull him away from his followers and bite him up,” said Omar. They all laughed, but they would watch the puppies even closer than usual, if that was possible. The females would naturally handle that.
“Alert the tree monsters. They know everything that happens in and outside of K-9 Town. They may be mean and ornery but they don’t like anything upsetting the balance we have here.
Let’s bring Sookie, Mookie and the other potbelly pigs into K-9 Town. They’re no match for the meanness that’s coming our way. Keep them away from the tree monsters though. You know how they can’t resist fighting each other.” They all laughed out loud, remembering the last confrontation.   
It wasn’t long ago when the tree monsters kidnapped potbellied pig Leo. When Omar and some of the others went to rescue him, the tree monsters were glad to get rid of him. They hadn’t gotten any rest since the kidnapping. Leo wouldn’t stop fighting and he wouldn’t go home.
The puppies had heard more than they needed to. They had gone over to the side and were planning when, where and how they were going to catch Shocka Din.

“When we catch him, first we’ll bite him until he says he’s sorry, then we’ll bite him some more. He’ll be afraid, but we don’t care,” said the triplet Chihuahua puppy leaders, Le, Li and Lu. The other puppies agreed excitedly.
Potbelly pigs Sookie and Mookie and the other Pigtowners were watching intently as members of K-9 Town came towards them, running fast.             
Rottweiler Brady, Pitt Bull Sammy and Rhodesian Ridgebacks Koffee and Tee had been assigned the task, along with several others who were standing guard on the outskirts.
They would make sure their little friends reached K-9 Town safely.



After telling the pigs about the timber wolves and the possible danger, they had no trouble evacuating Pigtown in record time.
Not that the potbellies wouldn’t fight to defend their homes, they just knew they would have nothing to worry about, if they went to K-9 Town. There they would band with their friends.
Truth be told, they loved being at K-9 Town.
If the danger was as bad as they thought it was, they would go down fighting.
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Hope you've enjoyed Chapter One. There's a lot more to come. My mojo didn't work this time. I think Omar Blue had something to do with that.

 










 

 






 






Saturday, April 9, 2016

Omar Blue And Our Beloved Guiness Goheen - In Peace



When I told Omar Blue that one of his very best friends, Guinness Goheen, had passed away, and could no longer be with us, the look he gave me was one I hadn’t seen before.
 
He turned to the door then said, in the way I've grown to understand, “I have to go Ma.”
 
It was as though he wasn’t surprised, and there were actions already in place for this occurrence. I didn’t say another word. I opened the door and off he went. Down the road you’ve seen before. The one leading to K-9 Town.
I haven't seen him since but I can find him for you.... There he is!

 
"I’m waiting here at the edge of K-9 Town. She should be here any time now.
I’m talking about our little princess, Guinness Goheen who has passed on from the human way of life and will now spend forever more at K-9 Town with her canine family, that love her very much. Some of them passed on to us the same way, but are now equal to those that didn't.

 
The females are impatient for her arrival. They won’t be satisfied until they make sure for themselves that there is no more pain or sorrow, before the others get to her. They’re glad she’s finally coming to stay. They were always over-protective towards Guinness during her visits to K-9 Town because for the outside world, she was getting on in age.
That never stopped her from being the life of the party here, where age is no barrier.

 
I just want her humans, Pam and Mike, to know that she’s in a wonderful place, running with my pack and doing all that dogs love to do. She won’t want them to worry about her.

'She’ll always love you, Pam and Mike.'

This is the Guinness we want them to remember, along with all the love they gave and got in return."

Feeling good. Here I come Omar!!!!!






Thursday, March 31, 2016

Omar Blue, Sunshine and the visit from kin

 

Hello everyone. Me and Ma have a lot going on today. I'm about to leave for K9 Town. My canine family is visiting from Iron Dog Land.  That's where I was born. My big brother Thor and a few of my pack are outside waiting for me.
 
  
I'm taking my extra bones for the puppies to play with. Those little stinkers love them.
 
I'll be picking up a few of my neighborhood buddies too, but before I leave I promised Ma I'd tell you all about our new friend, Sunshine. She's a truck driver.
 
Our company, BiggSiss, is going to be up and ready in June and Sunshine says she's going to be our first member. A few ladies have said that, so we'll just wait and see whose first. Hehe. They've already signed up at our BiggSiss.com Landing Page, hope you have too.
 
Sunshine is also going to be our "eyes on the road of women truck drivers." During good days and bad. She's already started and this day wasn't a good one, but she's okay. You can see what happened to her over at our BiggSiss Facebook page.
 
I have to go now. Oh boy!! My brother Thor is going to wake up the whole neighborhood. He's so impatient, but I want to see him too. I've missed him.
 
 


First I have to go get my friends Barney and Yoshi. They've been waiting a long time. Their humans, Josh and Jarett will be looking for them soon. Ma will think of something.
 
This is the first time they're going to K9 Town. Gonna have a ball.
 
 
One more stop. Kingston. He's family, from my people side. Cousins Pepper and Lala know he's coming. They say he's been sitting at the door all morning, waiting for me. 
 
 

"I'm ready. I always have fun at K9 Town. Omar will be here any minute now."
 
 

I finally got everyone together and we're on our way. Just in time because more of my Iron Dog  siblings have arrived and are getting plenty noisey.
 
 

I decided not to take my suitcase with the puppies' bones in it. Instead I'm trusting each of us to carry some and have enough left for the puppies when we get to K9 Town. By the sound of the crunching, that may not have been a good idea. We'll see, crunch, crunch.
 
Love to all. I'll be back soon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Monday, February 15, 2016

Can women save the trucking industry? Yes. The cost? Safety. A small price to pay.


 
I'm falling asleep on my feet again. Being our company's mascot isn't easy. There are so many ways BiggSiss can help women. Me, Ma and Sister Joy are working hard to let you know all about us.

I'm undressing and calling it a night but Ma wants to talk to you.

 
Such a good boy. He certainly does his share to get the word out about BiggSiss. We're so proud of him.
 
I do want to tell you about a campaign we starting.
 
Daughter Joy and I come from a long line of law enforcement officers and truck drivers so our objectives are not surprising, though our overall goal is to make a safer environment for women in general.

 
The lifeblood of our country, the trucking industry, is in serious trouble. The shortage of professional drivers is starting to take it's toll. The need for women truck drivers is critical. Think WWII. Women saved the country then; we can do it again.



An obvious deterrent to women filling these positions, when discussing this grave situation, is of course, "safety."

BiggSiss.com intends to let women know that a safety mechanism is in place and available.

With the partnering of organizational forces BiggSiss can't fail and the atmosphere for women in trucking will change immensely.

The key to a happy and healthy trucking career for women is right around the corner. Take a moment to understand how this will work. Tell those who may be interested in our cause.

Read about what's happening to this great industry and what will happen if we don't do something to save it.

Join BiggSiss, Online Confidant at http://www.biggsiss.com

Monday, January 25, 2016

Omar Blue - Ode to my friends the Labradors

 

Today I’m going to talk about Labradors, because my best friend, Major Diggs, was a Lab.

Well, mostly.


 

He passed away last year and everyone still misses him, very much.

Actually, he’s now living forever at K9 Town, doing what he does best, being second in charge. How this happens is another "true tale" but I’ll tell you this, there are many at K9 Town that decided not to go further on, to Rainbow Bridge. They have all the love and respect we can give and they love being a part of our adventures. 

Very happy, as you can see and always up to something.

They're waiting for me. I'll be joining the fun shortly.

 
To continue…. I’ve made new friends but some of them are very unfortunate. They don’t have homes and people to love and care for them. These are the ones I want to tell you about.  

In many ways they’re all the same. They are outgoing and friendly, even tempered, gentle, agile, kind and smart.  Those are all traits of the Labrador, and things that make them wonderful companions and family pets. Sounds like the Doberman, I might add, if I were talking about us.


Here are a few of my friends but there are many more, younger and older, needing homes and people to love.
While waiting to be adopted, they are staying at the Lab Rescue LRCP and in foster homes, in Virginia.
The smiling faces below belong to just a few of the kind, caring volunteers who work hard at the Rescue, and beyond, to find the perfect homes for my friends.
 

If you have room in your heart, and in your life, think about giving a dog a home. You won’t regret it.

Contact the Lab Rescue LRCP at  info@lab-rescue.org or coordinator Angie Turner by phone, 301-299-6756.
Gotta go now. Thanks for stopping by. Come back soon.

Love youuuu!
 
 
 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Omar Blue - Birthday Boy

 
HAPPY NEW YEARS, EVERYONE!
 
New Year's Day was also my 7th Birthday. I had a good time. Ma made me meatloaf, my favorite food.
 
I also spent some time with my pack at K9 Town. We had a ball. They love celebrating, especially since we started celebrating human holidays. The older ones keep busy planning and the puppies always have something to look forward to.
 
I gathered some of my marrow bones for the puppy games. They love them. 
 
 
 
I didn't stay as long as usual this time. Me and Ma had a pretty good year but we still miss Papa, who passed away last year. I wanted to be with her.
 
We'll be okay. We keep busy.
 
Ma and sister Joy are working very hard to get our company, BiggSiss.com up and running. They had a big setback when they found glitches in the site. They took it down completely because they say it has to be 100% functional, not 95%, not 90%.
 
They are now working with developers who can do what's needed and they are happy because it's going to be better than they originally planned.
 
We want to thank all of you who have inquired about BiggSiss and indicated your support.
 
The need for BiggSiss is everlasting and we are close to making it happen.  Women need the extra protection of the online confidant and law enforcement needs an information repository to assist them in crisis situations.
 
COMING SOON - BIGGSISS.COM.
 
In the meantime, Ma said I could invite two of my friends to dinner for my birthday. Ronnie and Rudi came prepared. I had told all my friends that we have to be ready to protect women against violence and that's what they came to do, after dinner of course.
 
 
As it happened, they ate so much that all they were able to do afterwards was lay around until they were ready to go home to rest some more. Their hearts were in the right place but their stomachs may have slowed them down. Lol.
 
Ma thought they were very funny. So did I.
 
My friends were traveling through Facebook so I knew they would be safe but I decided to go along too, for the exercise, since I had ate too much also. 
 
As we strode along we talked about how we were going to help BiggSiss. We're going to keep spreading the word to our friends to keep looking out for our female humans and be ready to protect them from those who mean them harm.
 
When I got back home, Ma was laid out looking at TV. I think she had eaten too much too.  We decided to call it a night.
 
It was another fantastic birthday and a great way to bring in the New Year. I dreamed I was running with my pack at my wonderful second home, K9 Town. But I was glad to be at my first home with Ma.
 
 
HAPPY NEW YEARS
 
from Omar Blue and his Mama