My Dog Leads Two Lives

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Omar Blue - The Takeover and Shocka Din's Quest

Omar and I have been pretty busy with our company, BiggSiss and the Thanksgiving Holiday but I got an update from him regarding the Timber Wolves that are at K-9 Town, planning to take over.

I asked if he should be spending more time with his pack at a time like this? He said there was no concern, especially since they like bringing him updates every day when he's away. He says I can't imagine how fast he can get to K-9 Town if there is trouble. I know that's true.

I hear low barking at the back door right now.

OMG! it's Bulldogs Betty and Jim. Aren't they a cute couple?


I listened and took notes so I wouldn't forget anything.

Now I'm ready. Here goes.....

It seems Shocka Din couldn’t decide how he was going to handle this situation. He was by no means afraid, but all of this was so new to him. His curiosity was overwhelming. 

Besides the confrontation with Omar Blue, he thought about his followers.

In the short time they had been in this strange land an obvious change had come over them, especially the females, and above all, his beloved Hannah.

They were starting to spend most of their time with the K-9 Town females. They talked to each other a lot now and he often heard them laughing, which was something they rarely did before.

There was also something about the way they looked. The only word he could think of was ”beautiful.”

Things like this never mattered to him before, but this, he decided, made him proud.

He had also noticed the males looking at the females differently and using softer tones when communicating with them.

Shocka wondered if any of this had to do with Hannah’s asking him about settling down. He knew something was up. He’d find out what it was soon enough.

In the meantime he decided he’d take a walk. He would have loved to have Hannah with him but his plan might lead to danger, so he went alone.

Between the aggressive trees and cats and the mountain lions Hannah had told him about, this may not have been the best idea, but being alone enabled him to concentrate on his surroundings. He intended to find the answers to several questions he’d been mulling over.

He would start at the beginning, their arrival.

As he walked, though he couldn’t shake the feeling that he was being watched, a feeling of tranquility came over him. This land that held so many untold mysteries, actually gave him a feeling of peace.

He hadn’t felt this way in a long, long time, if ever.

He had to be mistaking these feelings, but he felt like he belonged in this strange place.

He put the thought aside. What could be better than wandering and seeking new adventures.

He thought about The Ghost, or as he now called himself, Wolf Bennie Ba. He remembered what had caused the mutual hate they had for each other. For the first time, he admitted to himself that they were alike in some ways and possibly could have grown to be friends. They were so young when fate turned them against each other.
 Shocka held no remorse except for the realization that his leading adversary was now taking a different path and the excitement of their encounters would now be a thing of the past.

Over the years they’d had many scuffles, the last one leaving each other close to death. The Ghost was the bravest animal he’d ever come across. He was fearless, and the worse the odds against him the more vicious he became.
There were those that would follow The Ghost just to be in his presence, yet he chose to follow Omar Blue and be one of many. Shocka’s curiosity was overwhelming. He had to find out more about Omar Blue, his followers and this strange land, where nothing was as it seemed.

This brought him back to his initial belief that The Ghost was trying to protect Omar Blue. There was something about that dog, but the one thing he had gathered from their introduction was that Omar Blue didn’t need protection.

The fact that he was the much loved and respected leader of a pack such as Shocka had never seen before said much about Omar, but the look in his eyes when he spoke to Shocka said much more.

When it came to “never afraid and always feared,” he had thought he and The Ghost stood alone. Equal, maybe, but above all others. Since arriving here and watching Omar and his followers, he decided there were many that would consider themselves equals and would fight to the death to prove it. Even the females, that Hannah and the others had gained respect and good feelings for.

The difference here was that none of them cared about such things. From the smallest to the largest, all were treated with utmost respect. It went even further. They considered themselves a large family. He had learned this from his own observance.

As Shocka walked deeper into the woods, he had no idea where the answers to his many questions would be found. Maybe from whatever it was that had been keeping an eye on him since he started this walk. He was ever alert and on guard.

What you have just read is another unedited excerpt from the latest novelette in the Omar Blue saga "The Takeover," soon to be available.