My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Omar Blue, The Takeover, and his Iron Dog Kin

 
 
Hi everyone. It's such a lovely day, I'm relaxing and checking in with Ma, before I head back to K-9 Town. My oldest brother, Thor, and the eagle McZen, who helped raise me, are on their way.
 
I haven't seen Thor since he came with Saifon and Nitro (my canine Ma and Pa) to visit. I miss him.
 
Here they are. As usual, Thor was telling more than he intended to and getting into trouble. He stays in trouble.
 
 
I don't know how, but Nitro and Saifon always know when something is happening out of the ordinary with me. It's like they feel something. Luckily they try not to interfere, because they know I can take care of myself, but sometimes.......
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(Following is an 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, and they were alone.
King and Queen of Iron Dog Land, the two rule the land of Dobermans with love and affection, but sternness when needed.  There is never a question of leadership as Nitro and Saifon have proven themselves time and time again.
They looked at each other and said at the same time, “Omar!”

Nitro had foreseen this moment and was ready for it.
“My baby boy is in trouble,” she said. “We must go to him. Wake the others!”

“Calm down, Saifon,” he said, “and accept what you really feel.”
Saifon took a slow deep breath, and seemed to go into a trance. When she came out of it, she was somewhat relaxed. She said, "He’s okay, but there is a threat."

Nitro looked into Saifon’s beautiful eyes. “There will always be a threat in the life he has chosen, Saifon.  We have taught Omar to handle threats and he has exceeded our expectations. To go to his K-9 Town now, would not be the thing to do.

If the danger grows to a point beyond his capabilities, 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 as vicious as his father, she proudly thought to herself.  She had also seen first-hand, that his pack was brave and loyal and would follow their leader without hesitation no matter what the circumstances.

Though she wasn’t worried to the extent that they would travel to Omar, she still wanted to know exactly what was going on at K-9 Town. She decided this was a job for the giant eagle, McZen.
There was an unexplainable connection between Saifon and McZen. The eagle was a good friend and a great warrior. The two had more than once fought their way out of the arms of danger.

That was some time ago.

Nitro wasn’t worried about Omar, but happened to remember his oldest son Thor was planning on visiting K-9 Town soon, to run with Wolf Bennie Ba. This might be a good time for that visit.

If there were any type of trouble, and he’d better not start it himself, Thor would be the one to have with Omar and his pack.

A fighter of unbeaten stature though as fun loving as can be, Thor and Wolf Bennie Ba had hit it off right away when the pack came to meet Omar’s kin. He had promised Bennie that he would visit.

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

That afternoon as Nitro and Saifon Blue stood 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 early sunset. Each knew what the other had done.
  
They avoided each other’s eyes but offered smiles that they knew were for each other.
The two travelers, Thor and the eagle McZen, were more than happy about the task ahead of them. Both loved Omar Blue dearly and would make sure no harm would come to him, at any cost, no matter what the circumstances. Neither was worried, realizing Omar had special talents that even his pack was yet to witness.

McZen would stay a short while; just long enough to give Saifon the true picture and confirm that there was no need to worry. If there was cause to worry, he would join Omar, Thor and the others in doing away with the threat, for good.

One way or another, it would be a “one time” threat. These were the thoughts of the magnificent warrior eagle, McZen.

On the other hand, Thor would stay as long as the possible threat lingered, no matter how small.

In the meantime, he would keep his promise and visit with Wolf Bennie Ba. That would keep him out of trouble and obedient to Nitro’s parting orders.

He had planned to come for Bennie and  Wolfhound Winnie's togetherness celebration anyway, and, more than one K-9 Town female had caught his eye when Omar had brought them to visit Iron Dog Land.




Saturday, June 4, 2016

Omar Blue and King Cat Sateer - The Beginning

Seems so long ago, considering all that has happened since.

We've devoted a chapter of "THE TAKEN" to King Cat Sateer, so we thought it only right to tell you how Omar and Sateer first met face to face.

I'll never forget that night......




Omar and I were relaxing with our snacks, when a scratching sound came from the direction of the door. I got up to see what had made it. Omar at my side, I opened the door and was surprised to see a large Sphinx Cat gazing up at me.

“I’m King Cat Sateer, he said. I would like to talk to Omar Blue of K-9 Town.”

I somehow understood every word. Omar has many visitors now, but then, it was very unusual.

The hairless Sphinx Cat was standing 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. A habit I still have today, because if I didn’t give you pictures, you probably wouldn’t believe a word I tell you.

They weren’t gone long but when they came down I could see that something big had just happened.

Omar later told me why King Cat Sateer had come……

My name is Sateer

I’m the Elder 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.

 

The two wise leaders have become more to each other than they dared to imagine at that first meeting.


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 has.
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 King Cat Sateer, he could tell his friend had been waiting for him, while he sat 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!!!!!