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.