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Sammy Story 23: Stay!

November 9, 2020

M had said they had been starting to teach him to “stay” when he was with them, but it was a hit or miss affair. I decided to pick up where they left off.Since Sammy the shadow was used to being glued to my side, this was going to be a major change for him…

How was I going to train this scared little rescue dog? If I would be too firm with him, he would interpret it as bullying him. He would be scared and retreat and I might lose his trust that I was a safe place for him. On the other hand, M had told us he…

Sammy is a wonderful gift. His very presence is a complete object lesson for me.He came to us so wounded, so scared, so unable to trust. Gradually he has bonded to me so tightly and we are now at a point of being able to train. I didn’t want to be too firm or hard…

Daddy’s gone! Daddy’s gone! The Ogre is no more! Theo now had to go away for work for two weeks at a time. Sammy kept looking around for him, concerned that he could pop up from anywhere. But after a few days, he stopped looking for him and began to relax. He still started at…

Sammy Story 19: Getting up

November 9, 2020

So, not surprisingly, Sammy knows how things ought to go when it is time to get up in the morning. He will stay in bed, watching The Ogre get up and move to the bathroom or get dressed. He will even let him pet him.But if Mom gets up, it’s hop down and follow me…

Sammy Stories Update

November 9, 2020


Because of the imminent Book Launch of Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum, I am swamped with stuff to do. I don't want you to miss your Sammy Story fix, so... I am posting FIVE Sammy Stories today. You will have to survive on those for a bit, until things settle down a bit!…

Call to Action!

November 5, 2020


Greetings from the land of "Biting my Nails till my book is launched"! It looks like I will be launching Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum around the end of the month. Woohoo!My goal is to reach Best Seller Status on Amazon on my launch day, and I need your help! I’m asking all…


Bedtime. After Sammy got used to us more, and we had fewer peeing accidents in the morning, I began to leave his kennel door open. I wanted him to be able to sleep in the plush bed we put out for him between the kennel and my bed if he wanted. He quickly learned he…

Contest Draw!

November 2, 2020


Quick! Register on the "Be the first to know when "Jake Knight and the Tale of Vindicatum" is released!" section on the home page on the right. You will be entered for a draw to receive something no one else will ever have: your very own short story, starring. . . YOU! I will create…

Book Launch Alert

October 31, 2020


I'm working on an email to be sent to everyone, to be able to have my news get out to you all at the same time. AND, there is an exciting contest draw to enter—details coming soon! So stay tuned and make sure you sign up so you don't miss anything.

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