Another NaNoWoofMo Chapter!

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Me working on my chapter.

Woooooooowooooooooooo! I’m a lucky pup because I get to write another chapter fur Rocco’s NaNoWoofMo where pet bloggers collaborate (Mama had to help me with that word!) to write our furry own novel! Woooowooooo! There are still spots open. So grab your Mama or Papa by the leash and head on over to Rocco’s House here to sign up!

If you need to catch up on the story, here’s where you can find previous sections:

1) Rocco
2) Ku
3) Hailey and Zaphod
4) Bongo
5) SwamiZoe (my sisfur!)
6) Easy

7) Daisy

And here’s today’s chapter…

There were eight look-a-likes in all! Who were they and what were they all doing in the forest? Before I could bark, the alpha dog stepped right up to my nose and growled. My instinct took over and I growled back, the fiercest, deepest growl I’ve ever growled!

This frightened all of them and they cowered back a few feet. “Who are you?” the alpha dog asked.

“My name is Marvin,” I said, “and I want to live free like my ancestors! I am part Siberian Husky so I think I can figure out how to hunt and make a cozy den in the ground.”

One of the others, a cute female, spoke up, “We all are out here on our own too. We’ve formed our own pack and I’d be delighted if you joined us. My name is Bella and I’m the real Alpha, just like our ancestors had a female as the alpha of their packs. Grumpy here is my little brother. He’s only two and doesn’t know how to behave yet.” As she gave a piercing look towards Grumpy.

Oh pup, my very own pack! We decided to call ourselves the K9 Gang since there were now 9 of us. It was getting late, and we all fell fast asleep. I was in the middle of a dream about me and Bella romping through a field of wildflowers when I was shaken awake. Efurrybuddy jumped up startled, but the shaking didn’t stop. It was an EARTHQUAKE! Terrified we all scattered into the forest and when everything settled I was once again alone.

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo” I howled out like my ancestors, and I waited fur a response…

Next chapter will be by Kari!

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NaNoWoofMo is Here Again!

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I’m not just a poet and author, I’m a novelist tooowoowooooo!

Wooohoooowooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s November and that means it’s NaNoWoofMo – National Novel Wooofing (or Woooo-ing if you’re a snow pup like me!) Month! And just like last year I am pawticipating in Rocco’s round robin bloggy a novel around the bloggy world. WOL! That means any pet blogger (you don’t have to be a pup) can pawticipate by writing a chapter/post fur one day of the month. He still needs lots of sign-ups so clicky on over to Rocco’s House here to add yourself to the list and to read the first entry into our pet novel!

Here is the next chapter…

I missed my master, but I was also happy to be away from his son. A dog is a pawesome people-energy detector. Now as I detect my way around my new strange surroundings with my nose…sniffs the air…BACON! The drool-inducing scent was wafting around in the breeze which made it hard to figure out what direction it was coming from. Oh pup, was I getting hungry!

Off in the distance I could see a little red farm house. I knew bacon came from frying pans in kitchens, so that had to be the source. I headed towards the house leaving a trail of pee-mail just in case I needed to find my way back. It didn’t take long to reach the farmhouse, but as I approached I saw that it was surrounded by a wire fence. “What should I do?” I thought.

Next chapter will be by Hailey and Zaphod! All entries will be listed over at Rocco’s House here!

The Liebster Award!

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By my sweet blogger furriend

Thank you Kolytyi!

 

 

 

Woooohoooowooooooo! Another pawesome bloggy award, The Liebster Award! Thank you Kolytyi fur the award and your beauwoowoooootiful photography bloggy Trifles! Be sure to check out Trifles here!

Fur this award I have to answer 11 questions and nominate 11 bloggies. From Mamaclickyfingers’ research many of our fellow pet bloggers have already gotten this award, so I will just answer the questions this time since I need to take my afternoon nap soon! 🙂

1. What is your favorite piece of music? I like to do my own singing, often in duets with my sisfur Nalle: Woooooowoooooowooooo… wooooo…woooo…woooooooooooo!

2. Who is your favorite actor/actress? I like to watch wolfie documentaries, so my cousins in the wild!

3. Has your life ever been in danger? YES! When I was a baby pup, I lived on a 4-foot chain fur almost 2 years and was in severe danger of dying of starvation and dehydration like some of my pack did. 😦  If you want to know more, check out my About Kuruk page and my bookie about my rescue: Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could, One Rescue Pup’s Journey of Healing.

4. What is your favorite plant? I like to sniff and brush against the rosemary and lavender bushes all over here. Mama says it makes me smell dewishus! WOL!

5. If you were a pet, would you like to be a dog or a cat, or something else? I am a doggie! WOL!

6. Which profession did you want to choose as a child? I never thought I would be a famous author and poet. I never thought there was life beyond the puppy mill either.

7. What do you do if you are out of temper? I say WOO! and then maybe pace a bit to burn off steam.

8. How does the house/flat of your dreams look like? Where ever my Mama is!

9. What would you choose: to be a renowned scientist or to be a famous artist? Why? A famous artist because it’s much more fun to be creative! Wooooooowooooo! Maybe I will pick up paw-painting now! 😀

10. Have you ever tried some arts (literature, music, acting, fine arts, etc.)? Yes! I was in a video (click here), was a model as Mister August 2012 (click here to see!), am an author, blogger, and poet!

11. What is your favorite sport? Wrestling! Woooooowoooooooooooo!

Off to the Ball!

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Click to go to the Ball!

To the Ball I go

I’m smitten with a kitten

Lovely Nylablue

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Smitten

Wooooohooooowooooo Efurrybuddy! Today is Valentine’s Day and the whole pack is off to Madi’s Queen of Hearts Ball! My Nylabluewoooowooo sent me this loverly Valentine, and I am smitten!

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Nylablue lives way up in snowy snowy Canada, so I was going to pick her up in this:

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Not Me. No snow where I live. 😦

But she has not been feeling well, and she deserves to be picked up in style:

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In case you hadn’t heard, Brofur Apollo went all the way Down Unda to propose to his most divine Dinnermintz. Click here to find out how he surprised her! Apollo and Dinnermintz, and sisfur Zoe and her date Maurice, Dinnermintz’ cousin, and the whole Fozziegang and dates all flew Quantas to the Ball in style:

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Efurryone got all dolled up fur the Ball!

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The newly engaged couple, Apollo and Dinnermintz! Wooohooowoooo!

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Maurice and Zoe

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Me and my most beauwooowooootiful Nylabluewooowooooo!

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Nalle showing off her long elegant legs fur her date Jack. Jack lives Down Unda too, but missed the flight with the Fozziegang. We will meet him at the Ball!

Happy Happy Valentine’s Day Efurrybuddy! Wooooohooooowoooooooo!

p.s. and lots and lots of wuvwuvwuv to my Mama and thank you fur rushing all over the globe fur us! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox, Ku, Nalle, Zoe, and Apollo ❤

Impawtant Guest Post by Brofur Apollo!

Hewwooo Efurrybuddy! Dis is handsum bwooo eyes Apowwo, Koowoook’s big bwuder even dough I am widdow. I have been doing wots of tinking watewee and I have decided dat I must go see da wuv of my wife, my most boootifuwl and divinewee pwuxouweeus Dinnermintz who wives down unda.

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Me tinking deepwee abouts my Dinnermintz

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Dinnermintz tinking deepwee abouts me – Isn’t she Divine?!

Now I know dat I will sees her at da Queen of Hearts Valentine’s Ball next Fwyday, buts I want to sees her befowe dat. Mama says down unda is veweee fa away, so I am going to pack meself up now so I gets dere in time.

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Yous see, wez are meant to bees togeder. Wes are star-cwosst wuvers, soul mates, and twin fwames.

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Ok, so efurrybuddy please wish me wucks becuz I am going to pops the big question!!! I ams a widdow nervous too and have neveh twavelled wifout my Mama, but I knows in my hearts I must do dis!

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Woooohooowoooooo! Four Pawesome Awards!

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I must be a good poet to get these awards!

Four awards for me

A pup with his own bloggy

Mama helps me lots

 

 

 

 

Wooohooowoooo efurrybuddy! Today I am celebrating with Mama and sisfur Zoe. All together we’ve received eight bloggy awards! Click on over to Mama’s Bloggy to read about all the awards and see the nomination list, which includes pet bloggers! Here’s what Mama wrote about my awards:

My puppy’s blog, Haiku By Ku, has received 4 awards! Wooooowooooooo! says Ku. From Living with Izzy, the Shichon with Sass, The Liebster Award! From trifles, a blog of beautiful photography, The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award and The Opposites Attract Award! From Ku’s kitty girlfurriend Nylablue, who is fighting bravely against pancreatic disease and other illnesses, another The Cracking Chrispmouse Bloggywog Award! 

It’s My re-Birthday!

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Me and sisfur Nalle celebrating my re-Birthday!

If I picked a day

To celebrate life and love

Fast forward to now!

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Prompt: Fast Forward

Woooooohoooooowoooooooo Efurrybuddy! It’s my re-Birthday! In case you don’t know my story, here’s the lovely tribute sisfur Zoe at Swami Zoe’s Yoga and Zen wrote fur me:

Me-Ommmmm Efurryone! I’m so excited to tell efurryone that Saturday the 11th is my little brofur Kuruk’s re-Birthday! Yes, you read that right. You see, Ku was born at a puppy mill in Alaska and lived on a 4-foot chain his first couple of years of life. Luckily the puppy mill was shut down and Ku and his whole pack of nearly 160 snow pups went into rescue. That day was 1-11-11! When Mama brought Ku home, she decided that since no one knew Ku’s real birthday that 1-11-11 would be Ku’s first re-Birthday! So Ku is going to be 4!!! He’s come such a long long way in the past three years. Me and Mama and efurryone are so so proud of my little brofur Ku! We wuvwuvwuv you Ku!

Me and Nalle got pawesome new big big big beds!

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I like the red one!

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Nalle likes the green one!

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But when it’s beddyby-time at night, I have to sleep on my first red bed next to Mama!

I wish I got to sleep on my new beds more:

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Sisfur Zoe uses the beds fur her nearly constant yoga and meditation practice! She is a very dedicated great Swami!

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Brofur Apollo hogs the beds too!

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But Apollo and Nalle share sometimes! That’s how big big big these new beds are!

And we got more piggy ears! Buddy Bacon and Mini Piggy, please close your eyes for the next few pics!

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Yumwumwum piggy ear!

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This morning, after Mama turned into the Kissiemonster, we did our usual routine:

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Breakfast with extra treats on top!

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And our early morning walk. Can you see us? Mama gets up early!!!

It’s supposed to rain today even though California is having a drought. But if it doesn’t, Mama will take us on an extra long hike through pawesome parks and trails around the city. Time fur my morning nap, but before I go, here is the pawesome re-Birthday card I got from my kitty girlfurriend Nylabluewooowoooooo! xoxoxoxoxoxo!

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And from the Fozziegang Down Unda! Thank youwoooowooooooo!

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Open Hearts…

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My sisfur Nalle and me wuvwuvwuv each other very much!

Open up our hearts

True gratitude takes courage

Love squashes out fear

 

Daily Prompt: Courage

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo!

 

Happy happy Thanksgiving efurryone! Every day there are things to be thankful for, but most of all I am thankful for my Mama and sisfur Nalle and sisfur Zoe, and brofur Apollo! Oh, and bacon and sardines toooowooowooooo! 🙂

Petey’s Adventure Continues…

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I’m really liking this novel writing! Wooooowooooooo!

Here I go again

Writing another chapter

Of Petey the pup

 

Wooohooooowoooooo! I get to write another chapter with the writing club over at Rocco’s House! This is giving me lots of confidence in my fiction writing skills! This is a pawesome pet collaborative NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) effort. Petey the pup is trying to save his owner. Will he? Here are all the previous chapters of this most exciting adventure:

  1. Rocco 
  2. Bongo 
  3. Haley and Zaphod 
  4. Easy Rider 
  5. My Rotten Dogs 
  6. Sophie Doodle 
  7. Haiku by Ku  (Me!)
  8. Oh My Shih Tzu 
  9. Sparhawk Scotties 
  10. Critter Alley 
  11. (brief pause between installments)
  12. Bark and Lounge 
  13. Alasandra, The Cats & Dogs 
  14. Swami Zoe  (My Sisfur!)
  15. Tenacious Little Terrier 
  16.  Miro M 
  17.  Haiku by Ku  (Me!)
  18.  Miro 
  19.  Rocco’s House
  20. Swami Zoe (My Sisfur!)
  21. Sophie Doodle
  22. Haley and Zaphod 
  23. (Intermission for the sake of suspense!) 🙂

As I picked myself up and shook the slushy mud off of me and all over the lady and the inside of her open car, my fear and shock turned into excitement. It was Beast! He was just as excited and was standing on the lady licking her face. It turns out Beast knows her. She is his puppy sitter! Lucky Beast gets to be watched by the lady with the bottomless Mary Poppins purse. Was she really Mary Poppins?!

She was completely covered in mud, but happy to see Beast. Oh Dog, oh Dog! She opened up her purse and gave us some treats. Then she pulled out three large towels and a big water bottle to wipe us all off. But, ruh-roh, what happened to her phone? We all searched through the slush, and finally found it completely ruined by the mud!

Then the lady said, “Beast and Petey, you need to show me what is happening. I sense trouble, and now we can’t call for help.” Though completely exhausted we started to lead the lady back towards the ravine. As we did, she took out a flashlight and some string and scissors. She then tied bows on the tree branches so we could find our way back to the car. Wow, she’s a smart lady! Maybe if Beast’s mom becomes my mom this lady will be my puppy sitter too……..

My mind was drifting off into fantasy again, so before I knew it we were at the top of the ravine. Beast and I barked to let our owners know we were back, and the lady shined the flashlight too. They had all fallen into a deep sleep in the icy cold ravine. They all finally woke up, even my owner. Whew! no concussion after that third knock-out!

“Does anyone have a cell phone or radio?” the lady asked. Everyone started fumbling around, trying to find one that was still charged. Maybe the lady has a spare battery in that magical purse? I hope we get help soon. We were all so, so, so tired…

Tomorrow’s Chapter will be by My Mini Pet Pig. There are a couple of spots still left if you want to join in the pawesome fun!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku Catchoo!

Scary Adventure…

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I wonder what will happen next? I hope those scary coyotes don’t come back and attack Petey!

It’s been frightening

The tale of Petey the pup

Looking for his dad

 

He fell into a ravine

Will Petey find and save him?

 

Daily Prompt: Frightening

The excitement and suspense continues…even a little romance…in Petey’s adventure to find and save his lost owner. Head over to Rocco’s House to read the chapters in this pawesome pet collaborative novel writing effort. There are still a few spots left too if you want to join in the fun! Tomorrow’s chapter will be by my beauwoowooootiful kitty sisfur Swami Zoe! Wooooowooooooooooo!

I Love to Write!

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Me working hard at being a writer!

Time to write again

A chapter of the novel

Written by us pets!

 

 

Wooooohoooooo! I love that I am an author and poet, and now a fiction writer! I am especially excited that I get to write another chapter to the exciting adventure of a pup named Petey, who is on a mission to find and save his owner. This a pawesome pet collaborative NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) effort, and there are spots still open, so pop on over to Rocco’s House to sign up! Here are the previous chapters:

  1.  Rocco
  2.  Bongo
  3.  Haley and Zaphod
  4.  Easy Rider
  5.  My Rotten Dogs
  6.  Sophie Doodle
  7.  Haiku by Ku (Me!)
  8.  Oh My Shih Tzu
  9.  Sparhawk Scotties
  10.  Critter Alley
  11. Intersession
  12.  Bark and Lunge
  13.  Alasandra, the cats & dogs
  14.  Swami Zoe (My kitty sisfur!)
  15.  Tenacious Little Terrier
  16.  Miro

Chapter 17:

I wiggled and giggled, but that only made the choke collar choke me. There was nothing I could do and it was getting cold sitting there in the snow. For once I wished I were a big fluffy Alaskan Malamute! Just as I was about to give up hope, I heard the officers shouting in the distance. The snow had disoriented Beast only temporarily, and he was now leading the officers and Hissie’s mom back towards the east, and to me!

I barked as loud as I could so they could find me. Oh Dog, was I glad to see them! They took the nasty collar off of me, freeing me from the tree. The smart lady officer picked me up and wrapped me in her jacket to warm me up. Once I stopped shivering, she asked me to lead us to my owner, and off I dashed!

But we were not alone! The silly human officers seemed unaware that running alongside us through the trees were the coyotes with chicken feathers all over their faces. Were they looking for another meal? I stayed close to Beast this time. He could protect me. Then the wise owl returned with two rats in its talons, and distracting them lead the coyotes off in the opposite direction. Whew! Thank you wise owl!

Back in the ravine, Beast’s mom tried to clean off the blood from Petey’s owner’s face using some tissues she had in her pocket and saliva. (Moms!) She could see that it was just a few cuts above his eye and on his chin. It was a strong manly chin with a movie star dimple in the middle. The man began to gain consciousness, and when he opened his eyes, Beast’s mom was met with the most radiant emerald green eyes she had ever seen, besides her own of course. After a few moments of mutually being mesmerized in each other’s eyes, they heard rustling and what sounded like large creatures trashing through the forest. They hugged each other close shivering in fear!

Check out tomorrow’s chapter at Miro’s again!

Raccoons!

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Not the actual raccoons that ate all the kitty food, ripped a hole in my food bag, and left their prints everywhere. Wooo!

I chase them away

Out the kitty door they go

Bellies full of food

Sneaking in before the dawn

It’s time to break their habit

 

Daily Prompt: Breakdown

 

Addicted…

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This is a hole I dug at the office garden

I try to resist

But I think I’m addicted

To digging up holes

 

 

Daily Prompt: Can’t Get Enough

 

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But Mama, I can’t help it sometimes! It’s in my nature! I’m sorry I dug up your strawberry garden. 😦

Anniversary Pawty!

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Pups hoping to be adopted

The SPCA

One hundred forty-five years

Thousands of lives saved

 

 

 

 

 

Wooooowoooooo! It was a toasty day (close to 80°!) but me and Nalle just had to go to the San Francisco SPCA – Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – 145th Anniversary Celebration! We had lots of fun, met lots of pups, and told lots of people about my book to support animal rescue and welfare!

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There were even horses there! They are big!

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Nalle was very intrigued!

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We met this big doggy too.

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He and Nalle hit it off right away!

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We got pawesome new bandanas!

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And after a long morning of pawtying I needed a good long nap!

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