My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

K9 Town Christmas Party A Total Success!!



Omar Blue had his Christmas party
Dogs came from far and wide
I’d never seen so many
But I rushed them all inside.
 
When I took in some of Omar’s friends
Their people parents were suspicious
So I gave each one of my special rumcakes
A bit more than delicious.
 
After this, I went to K-9 Town
Please don’t ask how I did
But as soon as I got to the Christmas Party
I found a place and hid
 
 
What a party those canines were having
At K-9 Town, USA
When Santa and Omar finally appeared
With reindeers pulling the sleigh.
 
But the puppies were sleeping
 No fault of their own
They’d been running and playing all day.
 
So Santa went over
Left each a big treat
And was on his merry way.
 
Back to the party Santa Claus went
What a way to end his night
With Omar, his pack and their canine friends
He danced until first light.



 When Santa Claus was about depart
He took time out to say
“Ho, Ho, Ho! What A Merry Christmas”
Then Santa was on his way.
 
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
FROM OMAR BLUE, HIS PACK
AND THEIR MANY FRIENDS
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You probably didn't notice, Santa had only four reindeer on his trip home. Rudolph and another reindeer were having such a good time, they decided to stay until they were sure the party was over. Santa didn't mind. He knew they would be well taken care of.
As for me, I may have dosed off for a minute and that's all it took to find myself back at home with another fond memory of Omar Blue and K9 Town, USA

 
 
 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

K9 TOWN CHRISTMAS PARTY - ALL DOGS WELCOME

Ma said yes. Just left K9 Town. They're having fun getting things ready.
 
I decided to give in and help out with the Christmas Party at K9 Town. Especially since Santa Claus had already said he'd be there. Some of Omar's friends are already waiting impatiently.


Is it Christmas Eve yet? Is it Christmas Eve yet? Is it.....
 
This is Bulldog Homer Spero. His first time away from home. I had to make my "Don't Worry About A Thing Rum Cake" a little stronger for his people mom Carolee but she says she wants him to have friends, so he can spend the night with Omar. Homer is so happy. Isn't he cute.
 
Are these two ready or what?
 
Guiness Goheen and Lucy Grim. Couldn't be a party without those two. The female Elders can't wait for them to get to K9 Town.
 
"I'm going now while brother Casper is organizing the Show Dogs getting there."
 
We all know Scarlett. Between her and Lucy Grim, I think Omar has his hands full. Talk about "party animals." I don't worry because Omar and his pack are always watching over them, though from what Omar tells me they can pretty much take care of themselves.

 
I could go on and on but I'd better get back to my baking. Omar is still out making sure all his friends and any other canines he may meet, are coming to his Christmas Party.

 
OMG! I'm looking out my window. I don't know how he got here but he's looking for Omar. It's the K9 Town puppies' potbelly piglet best friend Dukie and he's on a mission.

 
Is the Christmas Party here?
 
 Luckily Omar was right behind him.  He talked to Dukie for a moment then off they went. Omar says mom and dad potbelly pigs Sookie and Mookie weren't far behind. They all want to come to the Christmas Party. I don't know how he's going to handle this one but as usual, he's not worried.
 
 
"Can we come, Omar?"

 

Again, back to my baking. I have a feeling I'm going to need lots of my special cakes  this year. I'll keep you posted.
 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

I'm back. Where's Ma?

Ma gave me my own Facebook page for Christmas. Visit me at http://www.facebook.com/cynthia.luhrs#!/Omarblue2 I've been over there making lots of new friends. My Christmas party at K9 Town is going to be pretty big. Hope Ma has a plan for the people parents. She usually gets them with her "Don't Worry About a Thing Rum Cake." She'll think of something. She loves meeting my friends.

Ummm, this feels good. Think I'll lay right here til she comessss....

 
 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop


 

I was recently tagged by author of horror, fantasy and fiction Pam Kinney to participate in The Next Big Thing, where authors answer ten questions about their works in progress. If you aren't familiar, visit her at Fantastic Dreams of Pamela K. Kinney. Browse her site to see what she's up to and see some really fantastic/weird/unique photos.

In turn I tagged an excellent author for next week's post. Angie Merriam. Always busy, she is a writer of the Neveah fantasy trilogy which has been described as having the magic of J.K. Rowling and the sexual tension of Nora Roberts. I had the honor of being featured in an anthology she compiled, "Intertwine." I've told you about it. You can visit her @ http://angiemerriam.webs.com/apps/blog/show/20855806.

Thank you Pam for asking what I'm up to. I'll tell you:

What is the working title of my book?

It's already published and the name of my most recent work is "Led By An Eagle."

Where did the idea come from for my book?

It's a continuation of my saga about my doberman Omar Blue and his fictitious (can't say that too loud) pack. After writing the first book, different situations to put Omar and his pack in, come very easy to me. They're lifestyles are in tune with human lifestyles and their feelings for each other are what we all wish for in our true world. I can look at a picture or hear someone talking about something they did with friends or family and ideas for my canine's stories pop into my head.

What genre does "Led By An Eagle" fall under?

I call it family fantasy for all ages. Eight to ninety-four are the ages I've covered, taking into consideration the readings to children, adults and senior citizens in hospitals and assisted living communities. They don't like us because we're available, they geniunely love my story and most even pick out favorite characters. I could go on and on about these events but I'll save that for another time. What a good time my daughter Joy and I have reading about Omar Blue and his pack.

What actors would I choose to play my characters in a movie rendition?

I think we'd better make it one of those "Shek" type movies so we can let the imagination run wild.

What is a one sentence synopsis of "Led By An Eagle?"

Family love, the strongest bond, is what prevails in Omar Blue's pack and strenghtens them against all odds.

Where did I submit for publication?

I am self-published in paperback and e-book form. This book can be purchased through Amazon.com, Kindle e-books and other popular distributors.

How long did it take to write the first draft of my manuscript?

A few months. I really never stopped thinking about add ons to my Omar Blue saga.

What other books would I compare my story to?

I've read, and liked, other books about animals but they are not enough like mine to compare. I think my saga and my characters are unique. Those who have read it agree.

What else about your book might pique the readers interest?

My stories, Led By An Eagle, and Omar Blue and K-9 Town, USA, are told in rhymes.
The smooth flow of my poetry enhances the readers enjoyment whether reading alone or to others.

Who or what inspired me to write this book?

My inspiration comes from the need to be creative and my love for writing. I love writing fantasy. In fantasy you have to explain "why things happen" but you don't have to explain "how things happen." Thank goodness, because I'd be in big trouble, ha, ha.




Sunday, October 28, 2012

Omar and Puppy Beauregard

 
Me and Omar had a talk
As we sometimes do
About the laws in K-9 town
How they affect me too.
 
Beauregard was the first puppy born
 in K-9 Town, USA
I'll never forget their celebration
The excitement of that day.


Hooray! Hooray! The puppy's born!
Proud Papa Rottweiler Brady has never been happier.

They partied hardy all night long
Brought the puppy in just right
Though I'll never understand what I saw
From my hiding place that night.
 

They're glowing. Celebration or ritual? 

Some time has passed and Beauregard
Has proven himself to be
Ready for what's in store for him
A people family.

 Spokes-puppy after being caught, telling mama/schoolmarm Sophie they played hookie by mistake.
 
Omar says its been decreed
That one pup goes to see
What life is like out in the world
Of people just like me.

Now the catch that I knew was coming!
How does this involve me
He'd somehow arranged for Beau to stay
With a neighboring family.

"This way we can watch him Ma
This place was an excellent find
He's getting much love and learning a lot
About people being kind.


Beau loves the little people best. Big people have rules.

 
And don't worry I'll be looking out
I visit him every day
Those three are having so much fun
They miss him when he's away."
 
As usual what was left to say
K-9 Town is doing so well
In fact I'm very proud of them
Which is why I had to tell.
 
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I have a feeling Beauregard's people parents, the Mitchells, will be visiting us soon. How they know about me, I'll never know but pack members are constantly appearing to check on Beau. You know how Rottie Brady and Poodle Sophie Jean are about their baby boy. The K-9 Town puppies don't get to miss him too much because he's traveling back and forth with Omar and always has a wonderful tale of what he calls "experiences." Children Gabby and Joseph above, love all of this. Their new playmate is just what they've always wanted. 
 
I'm ready for the Mitchells now. I just finished baking them one of my Don't Worry, Everything's Okay, Rum Cakes." I've told you about them. They work every time.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Omar Blue - The Papa Sitter



Ma is out

And Papa’s sleeping

He isn’t feeling well.

 

I’m Papa sitting

Taking good care of him

Napping, but he won’t tell.

 

I just woke up from a wonderful dream

About K-9 Town, USA

Dogs running and playing

With me in the lead

My dreams always happen that way.

 

Oh no! I hear Ma

She’s coming upstairs

She’ll catch me

Nothing I can do.

 

Even if I get up

She’ll know I was up here

May as well stay put

Would you?

 

I’ll close my eyes

Pretend I’m asleep

She’ll think we’re such a cute sight.

 

After all I’m on duty

Papa sitting

This is where I should be all night.

 

Omar Blue get down!

Was the first thing she said

How did she know I was faking.

 

I was doing my job

Papa had my attention

Though the “off the bed” rule I was breaking

 

We were about to go out

But here she comes

Carrying my favorite bone

 

“Omar Blue

I’m proud of you

For not leaving your Papa alone.

 

I’m taking my bone

Got a real good place

To go handle this special treat.

 

If you ever need a sitter

And have a soft bed

I’d love for us to meet.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Omar Blue And ReinaThe No Nonsense Trainer


You may recall a while ago I mentioned Omar has to start special training so he can become a therapy dog and go to readings with daughter Joy and I. He didn't like the idea. Omar says he doesn't need training because he knows how to be nice to seniors and children. I told him he's a little rough around the edges and we finally came to an agreement. He said he would do it if the trainer was a dog, who understood him. He was trying to be slick but I outsmarted him.

Remember Omar's good friend Freedom? He's down below a bit relaxing under a tree with his gal, waiting for the pack to leave, but definitely in no rush. He's on vacation from his rescues and hunting abusers.

Anyway, I found out that one of Freedom's siblings was a canine trainer. Her name is Reina and boy is she something. Big and tough like her brother. And, she knows Omar and how stubborn he is.

Omar tried every tactic he could to get out of training. Here Reina is letting him have his say. "I don't belong here," he says. That one didn't work.

Asking me if this is really necessary. That didn't work.

Just being plain bad. That didn't work at all. Reina went into socialization training mode.
 
 
Omar finally decided he might as well do the right thing or this would never be over. So he started listening and following instructions.
 
It's all over and Omar's telling Reina it wasn't has bad as he thought it would be. He later admitted it was actually fun. Reina had shown him that maybe he should calm down a little when around people and pets away from K-9 Town. They also discussed when she'd be arriving at K-9 Town to go along on the trip to meet his kin. After all, one thing has nothing to do with the other....

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I'd like to give a serious thanks to Virginia Broitman, Reina's people parent and super trainer for all she is doing to help me realize my goal of reading to children and adults with special needs, with Omar Blue at my side to enhance the entertainment.
 
For a much better look at Omar and Reina running, romping and doing what dogs do, see them on YouTube @
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Omar Blue and the Mountain Lions


 
After telling me about the Mountain Lions

And what they intended to do

I was more worried than I’d ever been

And thought Omar should be too.

 

Maybe you should postpone the trip

You can wait until next Fall

They are all very happy at K-9 Town

All your friends are having a ball.

 

Omar turned and looked at me

I had seen that look before

He didn’t want to hurt my feelings

But my words he would ignore.







And what about the Show Dogs

They don’t know how to fight

Don’t put them in harm’s way

 Let’s send them home tonight.


Omar started to laugh out loud

Said Ma I tell you true

The show dogs are as tough as nails

Don’t let their beauty fool you.
 

When they are with us

They’re a part of the pack

We all behave the same

They’ve proven themselves many times


They give courage a new name.
 






Lets not tell them they can't go

Do me a favor and change your mind

They’d only follow anyway

So why leave them behind.

 
Okay Omar I guess you’re right

If all you say is true

I was just worried if trouble came

They wouldn’t know what to do.

 
Later as I was helping out

Omar Blue came back to me

To ease my mind is what he said

I’m still wondering how that could be.







Would you look at what he showed me

Booby talking to some of his Pride

Then said, “See Ma no need to worry

Sure ain’t no need to hide.

The meanest cats I’ve ever seen
I fainted!! You see why
I woke up twenty minutes later
Under Omar’s watchful eye.

I must have determined during my sleep
That all would be okay
Because something had come over me
My fears left me that day.
 
Now here I am and all is well
Still helping where I can
But Mountain Lion Booby better watch out
Cause my Omar has a plan.
 






Sunday, September 23, 2012

Omar Blue and Friends in the Hood

I woke up just in time the other morning to see Omar Blue on his way out the door. If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't believe it. I knew you'd feel the same so take a look for yourself. My Omar is "blinged down."

I asked where he was going. "I've got some friends down in the hood that haven't gotten to K-9 Town yet. I'm going to see what's keeping them. I'll be back soon," he said. "We're almost ready to leave." I've never seen you dressed up like this, I told him. He just looked at me and gave me that mysterious cute smile of his and off he went. He's such a charmer!

Going to the Hood

A while later I had a visitor. I could hear her bark ever so low but I knew there was something and considering the company we'd been having lately, it had to be one of Omar Blue's friends.
 
Her name was Delta Cole, Brock and Sarah's adopted baby girl and Pit Bull Margie's kin. They were waiting for her at K-9 Town. Omar had told her to come here and wait. She was just as cute and well mannered as could be. Look at her. I hope her people parents don't put two and two together about her whereabouts but I have to tell them something so they don't worry while she's gone. I know, I'll tell it while I serve my "stop the worry, rum cake." Gets them every time.
  
 It was starting to get late and I was getting worried that Omar hadn't returned. We were cooking out in the backyard when to my utter amazement who should come running up but Major Diggs, Omar's second-in-charge and Poodle Sophie Jean, his sister (don't ask) and K-9 Town schoolmarm. It was so good to see them. Aren't they something.
 
 


Omar had sent them to tell me he was fine and to get Delta Cole who was out cold after eating enough for two. He was getting his homies settled in, making sure all their "bling" was left outside of K-9 Town.

I asked how things were going at K-9 Town with all the excitement. Sophie took a moment to let us know how proud she was of the puppies. They were all doing their share. Have you ever seen anything as cute as this. Here's her and Rottie Brady's baby boy Beauregard, remember when he was born, and his best friend Presley going to get fresh water for some of the newcomers. (I told Omar my bucket would come in handy.)  Sophie said the bucket is usually almost empty by the time they get back but it sure keeps them busy, then off they went, the three of them.


I was no longer worried about Omar, knowing he was back at K-9 Town with his Pack. They'll be leaving on their trip soon. Don't worry I think I have a way of keeping up with them.

We won't miss a thing, he, he, he.

Friday, September 7, 2012

LED BY AN EAGLE FIRST REVIEW FIVE STARS *****



The Kindle e-book has been out a couple of weeks, the paperback is now available through Amazon.com and other distributors.  Take a look at this wonderful review. It's the first for the new book and I'm very happy about it.

Reviews Written by Susan Keefe (France)
 *****A brilliant sequel for all dog lovers., September 6, 2012
This is the sequel to Omar Blue and K-9 Town U.S.A., and continues the adventures of Omar Blue a magnificent Blue Doberman and his canine pack.

Having set up home in K-9 Town, Omar decides to take his pack to visit his clan. Despite reports of Booby's Mountain Lion pack being about, everyone is excited especially the puppies, and led by an eagle they set off.

The journey is filled with excitement and danger but even with the aid of the Seers can they stay safe with Booby and his Mountain Lion gang tailing them? Find out in this exciting rhyming story told by a very gifted new writer.

O. Warfield has a dream; to be able to get the `real' Omar Blue, Major Diggs and Sophie-Jean Therapy Dog training and certification. She and her daughter Joy will be taking them to adult and children special needs facilities, hospitals and senior assisted living communities where they will form part of a special event, with readings and surprises.

I for one hope her dream comes true!

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Thank you wherever you are Susan Keefe!!

To locate this review go to http://www.amazon.com/Eagle-Omar-Blue-Saga-ebook/dp/B008S2H7IU/ref=cm_cr-mr-title

To locate Paperback go to https://www.createspace.com/3955511