My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Omar Blue - A K9 Town Christmas 2014

Omar Blue is his name. A 110 lb. blue Doberman. He lives at home with me, part of the time. Other times he goes off to a town he and his fierce pack of canine followers have founded and named K-9 Town, USA.
There was a Christmas Party at K-9 Town last night.

Omar Blue got home this morning. To my surprise, he started telling me all about Christmas Eve at K9 Town, USA. He was still excited.

He had puppy Dexter Payne with him; I knew he would be.

I was puppy sitting little seven month old Dexter for a couple of days, so my friends Mike and Meagan could get away for Christmas. He's their adopted baby boy.

You should have seen the list of do's and don'ts they gave me. I didn't let on, but that was very funny. Obviously, rules don't apply here. Lol.

When Dexter came in, he went right over to his favorite corner and laid down. He'd been hanging out with the K9 Town puppies who had, as we recall, vowed to stay awake all day and night, no naps, until Santa came, so they could play with him.

I take this opportunity to introduce puppy Baron Brock. He's with his mom, schoolmarm Sophie Jean. The puppies sent him to tell leader Omar their plans for Christmas and to meet me for the first time. His dad, Rottweiler Brady doesn't venture outside of K-9 Town often. Looks just like his daddy, doesn't he? So cute.

Omar says after all of their planning, the puppies fell asleep as he and Santa were arriving.

Dexter and the other puppies were up early playing with the new giant bones Santa brought. He'd had little sleep but it was a night to remember.

Of course Santa Claus stayed for the Elders' Christmas party. He loves to end Christmas Eve with Omar and his other furry friends at K-9 Town, USA.

Here's Santa dancing with poodle Sophie Jean, while listening to that big crooning bloodhound, Lufa.

All in all, Christmas at K9 Town was delightful.
The puppies didn't miss not playing with Santa, when they woke up to their new bones.
The Elders were happy because all was well and they were together, with leader Omar Blue, at K9 Town.
Santa couldn't have been happier as he boarded his sleigh and said, "Merry Christmas and Good Night," to all. 

Two of Santa's reindeers stayed at the party. Omar says he saw them off before coming home this morning.
We hope your Christmas was as wonderful as ours and wish you a Happy New Year.
New Year's Day is Omar Blue's birthday. I'm sure there will be something going on at K-9 Town so please drop by.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

The K9 Town Puppies Christmas Eve Strategy

With Christmas only days away, I’d been expecting to hear from Omar Blue, about plans being made at K9 Town.
Last year Omar and his pack threw a big party. Santa Claus came after making his rounds and danced the night away. You may not remember, but I brought back pictures last year.

Santa and Omar took time out to take one before leaving for K9 Town on Christmas Eve. Aren’t they cute?

Look at Santa and Omar arriving at K9 Town. Talk about a spectacular entrance. I almost gave away my hiding place to get this one.
Now as I was saying, it was about time for Omar to let me in on this year’s festivities.

He had been pacing awhile. There was something on his mind.  I can always tell. Then he let it out.

“Ma we’re going to have a little company, okay?
I promise you’ll really enjoy this.”

My curiosity overruled everything. “What’s this about Omar?” I asked.
He told me the puppies want to stay up until Santa Claus comes this year. They think they were tricked into falling asleep last Christmas Eve and didn’t get to play with Santa.
Chihuahua puppy leaders Le, Li and Lu asked if they could send one of their own to speak with leader Omar at his other place. Omar and the other Elders agreed it would be okay under strict supervision/ bodyguards.

As usual, the whole pack was enjoying the puppy attitudes.
I was upstairs peeping down when they arrived. Sophie and Diggs had brought little Polo in. Omar said the puppies had chosen well. Polo always has lots to say. Lol.

Sophie is giving Polo his “be a good boy” sermon.
After I said hello and fussed over the cutest puppy I’d ever seen, Omar settled down and asked Polo, “What brought you here little fellow?” with a big smile on his face.

As you can see, Major Diggs found a ring side seat. So did Poodle Sophie.
“Leader Omar, we want to see Santa Claus and play with him.

 After we eat and play all day on Christmas Eve, we’re gonna stay up all night until he comes. We need to skip our naps too. Or it may not work.

When he comes we’ll play with him. Maybe we’ll let him play with the big new bones he always brings us.
Every time, we fall asleep right after we see you riding in the sky. We’re not doing that this time. If we don’t stop playing, we won’t fall asleep, right leader Omar?”

Omar said, “That sounds about right Polo and me and the other Elders won’t interfere. No tricks to make you all fall asleep. Promise.
I must say, this sounds familiar, Polo."

“Yes,” said Polo. “But we made a mistake and got tired so we took our naps in the afternoon. That’s why it didn’t work. Someone should have told us but this time we know for ourselves.”

“Ohhh!” said Omar, almost unable to hold the laugher in. “Now I understand.”

The little messenger had done what he came to do. He was ready to go back where he’d report to the others who were waiting impatiently.
Omar didn’t leave with the others this time. He went out for a few minutes to talk to Rottweiler Brady, Ridgebacks Koffee and Tee, Pittbull Sammy and a few others but decided he’d follow later.


I watched as they headed down the road to K9 Town, USA. This is becoming a familiar sight, I admit I like a lot. I couldn’t’ see little Polo. No doubt he was in front where all eyes would stay on him until they arrived home. Poodle Sophie would make sure of that.
When Omar came in he said, “Those puppies do more planning than we do. I’ll let Santa in on the fun when I see him. He’s said he’ll stay for the Christmas Party again. That Santa knows how to party.”

Look at him dancing to the howls of Lufa the crooning Bloodhound.

Visit again soon to see how the K9 Town puppies’ fun-filled plans work out.

A Christmas wish from Omar Blue

"I wish all of my friends could come to my Christmas Party."
"No Omar!!  You were supposed to wish everyone a "Merry Christmas."

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Omar Blue - The Mountain Lion's Ambush

My Omar Blue looks different here. Pack leader. Strong, brave and ready for what's to come. You'll recall the confrontation was about to occur, when we were interrupted.

Omar continued.....

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

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 eerie 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

They all could fight quite well.


Up the hill behind them

Sitting 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

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

Meanest of them all

Came Nitro and Sai Fon Blue.


They looked around

Didn’t need no crowns

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

Sai Fon 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 other’s 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 Sai Fon spoke to the lions

“Tell you what I’m gonna do.


I’ll follow my boy’s advice this time

But you better get this clear

Omar don’t need no watching

But if he needs us

We’ll be there.


It was then that Omar Blue looked up

To see his old friend again

Perched in a tree above Sai Fon Blue

Was the giant eagle



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 the circle

But only a little space

For the lions to walk through

One by one

And 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

That’s the bravest bunch of K-9s
I ever met until last night.”
I didn't know Omar and his pack were in such danger. He never said a word about how bad it got. I don't think they ever believed the mountain lions could overtake them. They were ready to fight. What a Pack! What a leader!
I'm glad Omar's kin arrived. Why didn't they intervene sooner? I guess it's the way of the wilderness.
Hope you enjoyed this chapter of "Led By An Eagle."
There is a lot more to my "true tale" of family, friendship and loyalty.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Omar Blue - The Mountain Lions Cometh

I was on my way back with our snacks, when out of the blue Omar Blue asked, in that way I have of understanding, "Wanna hear some, about our trip to see my canine kin? I was so proud of my pack, Ma. Not one of us were afraid when those mountain lions came down that hill at us.
Here's what happened."
(Remember, just before they left for their trip, Mountain Lion Booby picked a fight with Rottweiler Brady and got more than he bargained for. He and his pride followed Omar and his pack into the mountains seeking revenge.)
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.


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

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, pit bulls, hounds

No way to name them all.


It was Paco the angry chihuahua

Who yelled out from the back

“Let’s 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

 Brady 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 until the end.


They ran to their male partners

They left the Seers behind

Not worried about the puppies now

They knew they’d be just fine.
I couldn't believe it! Just then, the doorbell rang!  An unexpected friend.
Omar promised he would finish telling me later, but he hasn't. I have to catch him in the right mood. I will, and when I do, I'll let you know what happened too.
Or, it's all in my latest paperback and ebook, "Led By An Eagle." which can be purchased through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other popular distributors.
You're probably thinking I know but won't tell.... How could you think that?