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Sammy Story 21: God’s Object Lesson

November 9, 2020 | News | 1 Comment

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…

Sammy Story 20: Daddy’s Gone!

November 9, 2020 | News | No Comments

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 | News | No Comments

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 | News, Sammy Stories | No Comments

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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 | Books, News | No Comments

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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…

Sammy Story 18: Sleeping Arrangements

November 2, 2020 | News, Sammy Stories | No Comments

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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 | News | No Comments

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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 | News | No Comments

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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.

New web address and Link!

October 27, 2020 | News | No Comments

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It's getting closer! I've been working so hard behind the scenes with my publishing team from Miriam Laundry Publishing to get the book put together. We're nearing the finish line! You may notice my website address is now lourider.ca instead of marylouderidder.com. Either address will get you here. Most important, is the new link you…

The Dance

October 27, 2020 | Spiritual | 1 Comment

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I was thinking about my life so far. Living with God, and following Him, is like learning to dance. The music starts, and He extends His hand for you to take. You place your small one trustingly in His, not knowing how this will turn out. You’ve seen others dance, and you wonder, having never…