My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Omar Blue - Fall Ball at K-9 Town

The K-9 Town Fall Ball Games have started. Babee is still a little young. The older dogs play too rough so he played in the puppy games this year. I went. I had a ball. (Pun intended)
Omar is out in the yard now. He's tired after playing his heart out. The K-9 Town team won, but not by much. That was some game. Omar said it was the best ever. Stretched out in the sun, bet he's dreaming about balls.
I'll tell you some of the highlights. But first.....There was a group of dogs who came to start trouble. They didn't bring a ball and they knew they needed at least one. Weren't allowed to play, so they sat on the sidelines. They ended up being good cheerleaders, even though they were rooting for the visiting teams.
That didn't matter. They had a good time. They'll bring their balls next time.
One of the teams were short and recruited the shepherd. Look at him go. He ended up with the ball after it slipped out of Jocko's mouth. What a play that was!
Omar Blue had some pretty smooth moves with one of the new black and red balls I bought the team. He said it had a nice bounce.
I was intently watching the game when I looked down and who had stretched out beside me but Bea Bea the Afghan Hound, looking more beautiful than ever.
I had seen Omar look over my way during his play with the ball, but thought he was showing off for "me." Now I wonder. I'll tease him about that later. Ha, ha.

She said Omar had told her I'd be there. And as usual, I somehow understood every word. She asked if we could watch the game together.
I was glad Bea Bea had come over. I told her, of course we could.
We sat for a while, enjoying the game, when I noticed Bea Bea looking across the playing field. I looked over and saw two afghans that looked like they had stepped out of a Doggie Vogue Magazine.
Look at that hair.
Where do these dogs come from I later asked Omar. "Here and there," he said, and I could tell I wasn't getting any more out of him.


Bea Bea said they saw her with her new ball earlier and challenged her. "They think they can take my ball, Ma O."
That was the first time I had been called Ma O. She said that's what they all call me.
I liked it! It had never crossed my mind that they might talk about me at K-9 Town.
"Their names are Maye and Faye and they are supposed to be the best female players around. At least that's what their teammates think," Bea Bea told me as she stood up and headed for the two.
She was neither nervous nor hesitant. She was ready! When she stood I also saw that she had her new ball with her. The one I had sent her.
Everything else had stopped. This play would win the game for The K-9 Towners.
The three stood shoulder to shoulder then they took off like shots. The other dogs were going crazy, and so was I.
Bea Bea took the lead and there was nothing Maye or Faye could do about it. Look at her!!


When she got to the end of the field, Omar Blue and her other teammates were there to welcome her. What a play to end the game!!
I was proud of Bea Bea and felt a fondness for her when she looked over at me, during the madness, and smiled. Even from across the field I could swear she said, "I'm glad you came."
It was time for me to leave. I had gotten more than I came for, by far. What a day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Omar Blue and the Worrying Ma

Hello everyone. We're happy to have you back with us.

Omar and Babee Blue are excited. Some of their friends are stopping by. The boys are taking them to K-9 Town to meet Omar's pack. They love it when Omar brings friends from the neighborhood to visit.
The females discuss the differences in their lifestyles. The males sit around and spin tall tales.
Babee is almost as large as Omar now. I thought I was literally seeing him grow from day to day.
He wants me to tell one of my stories from before he was born. He's asking about when I found out Omar was pack leader and often had to leave home to be with his pack.
Babee Blue is so funny.  He's picking out the best snacks to entice their guests. Not knowing, I'm known to Omar's buddies for telling the best "true tales" ever. No enticement needed, but I won't tell him. Lol.
They're here! What a handsome group they are. I'm going to ask Omar if their parent, Ju Sa, knows where they are.
He'll say, "Of course, Ma."
I don't put much faith in that answer and the look he'll give me while saying it, but I don't take it any further because everything about my Omar Blue is incredible. I'm happy to be a part of this canine world that only the humans I tell, know about.
I don't interfere. Not often, anyway.
Omar: "Come on in, you all. Ma says it's okay!"
They're all here now and finally settled in. Some of our frequent visitors, like Dr. Watson from next door, spend so much time here, he thinks he's at home. This is his favorite spot.

Now back to Babee's question. How did I feel when I first found out about K-9 Town and Omar Blue's independent obligations.
I remember so well. When Omar opened up to me about his responsibilities as leader and his love for his pack and the town they started I worried day and night. But the more I learned about the love, friendships, loyalties and strength that made up the K-9 Town population, my sole purpose was to become involved. 
Babee has asked about my initial feelings.  I'll stick to the subject.
This is just one aspect of life at K-9 Town. I'll keep it short.
Omar often told me
Of walks he'd take alone
While at his beloved K-9 Town
I wished his pack had known.

He said he'd walk for hours
Sometimes be gone all day
To see what threats await his pack
To handle them his own way.

He said these were mainly thoughtful strolls
But I knew that wasn't quite true
He was looking for signs of danger
How I wished the others knew.

His pack would have been right by his side
Rain, sleet, sun or snow
It wouldn't have been that thoughtful stroll
But at least the others would know.
I'm happy to say that didn't last long. Once the others found out what Omar was doing, they started patrolling the outskirts too. Just like Omar, they would go alone and sometimes be gone for long periods.
Omar told me in the beginning that from smallest to tallest, his pack is the bravest, when needed most vicious, canines I could ever imagine. You'll agree, they've proven themselves many times.
All they want is to be left alone to live the wonderful lifestyle they've created for themselves and each other.
They've made the other creatures of the wilderness aware of this. Sometimes the hard way.
Omar, Babee and their friends are on their way now. I see some of the pack were waiting outside to escort them back to K-9 Town. Omar doesn't take any chances with his neighborhood friends.
Who knows what excitement and adventure awaits them.
Might be another "true tale" in the making. I hope so.





Monday, September 10, 2018

Omar Blue and the Missing Pup


Hello everyone.

You came just in time. I'm about to tell Ma and Babee what happened over the weekend, after Pitbull Sammy came to get me.

As soon as I saw him, I knew something was wrong. My pack needed me. Ma knew it too, so she didn't try to stop me. "Go take care of your pack, Omar," she said.

I love my Ma.

Babee Blue wanted to come with me, but this wasn't the time. He's not ready for some of the things I encounter. Soon, but not yet.

I won't keep anything from him. That's why I'm telling him now. Glad you're here to be a part of this:


You know about my town

so there's not much to say

about K-9 Town, USA.

Where different breeds frolic

work hard to keep peace

then came this terrible day.


A puppy had gone missing

didn't know where could it be

not a canine had seen it

not a clue!


They held a town meeting

a decision was made

they had to go get

“Omar Blue”.

I'm the K-9 Town leader

I'm pretty smart

And they say I'm as brave as can be.


I lead by example

no space could be spared

but the puppy

we still did not see.


Then a thought came to me

the one missing piece

I hadn’t talked with its kin!


So I went to the mommy

who suddenly recalled

her litter was nine

and not ten!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Omar Blue - Coming to you

Can't come to us, we'll come to you!
Me, Babee and my pack are on the way. Ma's bringing us.
We'll transport you to K-9 Town to enjoy and become a part of our world of canine adventure, mystery, loyalties and love.
You'll get away and become a private guest in the land of "true tales." Our-home-away-from-home.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Omar and Babee Blue - Catdom Curiosity

We're just getting back from K-9 Town. Can't wait to see Ma. We missed her. Babee had a ball. Him and some of the other youngsters spent time at Catdom with King Cat Sateer and getting into mischief with the younger cats.
He wants to know how K-9 Town and Catdom became such good friends. I told him we'd let Ma tell him. It's one of her best stories. He's going to ask her.
Ma, Omar said you would tell me about being friends with Catdom. Okay?
Of course I will. Get your snacks, I'll be right back.

Maaaa! Did you see my good bone?...….Never mind. I found it. We're ready.
Okay boys, this is how the friendship started. Remember, Omar...….
One night, as I sat watching TV, I noticed Omar Blue wasn’t really concentrating on the giant bone in front of him. At least not as much as usual.

He kept looking over at the door. I knew something was up.  Then, there was a scratch at the door. I got up to see what had made the strange noise. Omar at my side, I opened the door. It was for him!
An elderly Sphinx Cat was standing there as proud and regal as could be. Not a trace of fear. He and Omar looked each other in the eyes. Then Omar looked at me. I knew they needed privacy so I pointed upstairs and off they went. I went running for the camera. They weren’t gone long but when they came down I could see that something important had just happened.

Omar told me later what happened upstairs.....
My name is Sateer
I’m the eldest cat there
In the land we both hold so dear.

I come to you
There are things we must do
As my loved ones are living in fear.

I’ve heard as the leader of K-9 Town
You’re as wise
And as fair as can be.

We both know we’ll never
Call ourselves friends
But allies, why not, you and me.

Omar looked in his eyes
He could see no disguise
Sateer was both brave and wise too.

So he made it quite clear
There’d be nothing to fear
But start trouble
I’m coming for you.

This was the beginning
Though neither knew
Of a friendship forever strong.

In the years to come
They would form a bond
In a land where they both belong.

That was the beginning of the wonderful friendship, Babee. Babee…Omar...

I knew neither of them would last the whole story.

My boys.

So glad they're home.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Omar Blue - Storytime for his canine kin

Hi everyone.


Guess what! My canine Ma (SaiFon) and Pa (Nitro) are visiting for the holiday weekend. They came all the way from Iron Dog Land.

The rest of my family were here too but they went on to K-9 Town. This place isn't big enough for all of them. They mean well but they're pretty wild. They'll have a ball with my pack. We're one big family.

SaiFon hadn't met Babee even though we gave him our last name, Blue. Her and Nitro love him already.

We're having story night. Babee wants to know what happened when the mountain lions followed me and my pack to Iron Dog Land. He's a year old now, so it's okay to tell him about it.

It all started one day when my good friends Rottweiler Brady and Pittbull Sammy were out walking and met up with mountain lion Booby and a few of his followers. Booby started a fight with Brady and got beat down. Pittbull Sammy wanted the others to jump in but they wouldn't. They knew better. Lucky for them, we don't start trouble. We finish it.

Here's Brady and Sammy, always the happy duo. They came to say hello to Nitro and SaiFon.

We're not telling the whole thing, but this will give Babee an idea of what happened and how we handled it. SaiFon and Nitro like this part best anyway.
Mountain Lion Booby was filled with joy

He thought he had a plan

But why spend any time on that

They’d catch them as they ran.


We know Booby wasn’t very smart

But he should have noticed too

The higher they went into the hills

The smaller their numbers grew.


There was no explanation

For the others didn’t know

By then their numbers were so large

Who cared, let um go.


The only thing

He asked the pride

And he was speaking mighty low

“Save that professor Brady for me

Gonna beat him nice and slow.


You should have seen

The way he snuck me

And I didn’t fall, I slipped

Just so happens I hit my head

Made it look like I’d been clipped."


The others had heard the story

Quite different from what he said

If the Rottweiler was that easy

Booby would have taken his head.


They were far up in the hills now

A place they’d never been

It seemed so dark and desolate

Though the sun was shining in.

There was something wrong about this place

They all felt this was true

But what it was

 they didn’t know

Didn’t even have a clue.


They went to talk to Booby

We’ve waited long enough

Tonight we’re gonna show them

Omar’s pack don’t look that tough.


Meanwhile down below the hill

Omar sat back with his pack

They could feel the tension rising

The lions would soon attack.


They gathered in a circle

Each knowing what to do

A tougher pack you’ll never see

Led by Omar Blue.


Bennie Ba the big white wolf

Walked over to Omar’s side

Then Diggs, Brady, Sammy, Kooley and Jim

Made the front line seem quite wide.


The others were behind them

Too numerous to call

Shepherds, Ridgebacks, Pittbulls, Hounds

No way to name them all.


Then Paco the angry Chihuahua

Yelled out from the back

“Lets get those mountain lions

We’ll teach them to follow our pack”.


Somehow the whole pack heard him

And they rallied to the sound

Gonna take the fight to the lions

No way to settle down.


Omar yelled “LET’S DO IT!”

With a deadly look on his face

“And don’t worry any one of you

Cause we all gonna leave this place”.


The females gathered the puppies

Who did what they were taught to do

The Professor and Sophie

Had trained them well

To stay out of the enemies view.


The females would protect them

Their number one thing to do

But the Elder Seers spoke up then

We’ll protect them

You go too.


The females looked suspiciously

It was Great Dane Jennie who spoke

“Grandma what have you two done

You know this ain’t no joke”.


“Jennie don’t you sass me

And Rasta Mama here

We made a special potion

When we knew the battle was near.


Together we’re stronger than 20 of you

We’ll keep our pups real calm

If the mountain lions make it over here

We’ll inflict plenty harm."


Rasta Mama spoke up then

“I’ll prove what we can do”

She ran and kicked a big fat tree

Her foot went right on through.


The females looked at each other

The Seers had done it again!

They’d protect the pups no matter what

They’d be with them til the end.


They ran to their male Elders

They left the Seers behind

Not worried about the puppies now

They knew they’d be just fine.

Meanwhile at the top of the hill
Booby’s pride was looking down
They were thinking maybe this wouldn’t work
Their numbers weren’t that sound.
The dogs were outnumbered
Three to one
And they knew but didn’t care
They completely turned the attack around
Only Omar’s pack would dare.
We’ll do what we came here for
Gonna wipe out Omar’s pack
But when we leave this mysterious place
We don’t ever wanna come back.
The mountain lions headed down the hill
Gonna meet them face to face
Each had an erie feeling
There was something about this place.
As they went further down the hill
Omar’s pack was coming up
They were about to meet in the middle
When something else came…
Came a mighty roar
That nearly shook the ground
Every animal on the hill
Stopped and looked around.
To the lions amazement
What they saw
They might not live to tell
They’d never been this afraid before
And they all could fight quite well.
Up the hill behind them
Circling for all to see
Were the biggest, meanest looking Dobermans
That there could ever be.

Each weighed at least 200 lbs.
All muscle easy to see
All were focusing on the lions
Who had no place to flee.
They moved apart
To make a space
Why, only Omar knew
Cause through that space
Baddest of them all
Came Nitro and SaiFon Blue.

They looked around
Didn’t need no crown
They were the leaders
 Of Iron Dog Land.
Omar turned
 To face his pack
Said “Get ready to meet my clan”.
Nitro looked at the lions
SaiFon looked at her baby boy
If she saw one nick
On Omar’s body
She’d command the clan to destroy.
Nitro spoke to the lions
“We know you were looking to fight
So we’re gonna make sure
You’ve had your chance
If we let you leave here tonight.”
Omar walked up to them both
“I brought my pack
To meet you all
We had put aside the lions
And were really having a ball.
We were about to put an end to this
I planned to do it before you came. 
Was gonna show those lions

A thing or two

Then send them home in shame”.
“We’ve been watching you, said Nitro
You’ve quite an amazing pack
We liked the way they stood by you
And had each others backs.
I know you’d like to finish this
But you all have done enough
We’re taking the lions off your hands
Gonna show them how to be tough."
Omar looked at Booby
He could swear he saw a tear
“Pa let’s just send them all back home
We might do this again next year”.
All the K-9s started laughing
Omar’s pack and his kin too
Then SaiFon spoke to the lions
"Tell you what I’m gonna do.
I’ll follow my boys advice this time
But you better get this clear
Omar don’t need no watching
But if he needs us we’ll be there."
The lions showed a spark of life

Could this really be true
They’re not even gonna beat us down 
Thank you Omar Blue!

Omar’s kin opened up the circle

But only a little space
For the lions to walk through one by one
As they looked in each one’s face.

Booby and his pride had gone a ways

Then stopped to take a rest
They wanted to talk about what just happened
Booby told it best.
“I’ve never been scared
Like that before
What made us come up here.
Did you see the looks they gave us
When they let us out of there.
They called that place Iron Dog Land
And they all were Omar’s kin
No wonder he’s so big and bold
Look what he grew up in!
And I have to admit that Omar’s pack
Fit in that place just right
Their the bravest bunch of K-9s
I ever met until tonight."

The above excerpt was taken from book two of the Omar Blue Saga, "Led By An Eagle." Hope you enjoyed it.