This is the second instalment of Weekend Writing Warriors’

8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop.


 Currently, I am writing a multi-part series about the dogs in my care, which will be turned into a book.  So far, there are four chapters.   These 8 sentences are a continuation from last week’s first chapter:

Luke bounded at me, then stopped to sniff.   He looked up, as if to say “oh yes, I remember you” and started to wag his tail.  Big sigh of relief from my end.

I grabbed the leash from the wall and he started “talking” to me. “Rawr, rawr, rawr , rawr” [~Let's go, let's go, let's go, let's go~].  This made me smile.  So impatient!  We got in the car and headed for the park.

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The “Doglady”. Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada. Writer/blogger, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature & cinema buff. Eternal hippie/rockchick. Bi-national, German/Canadian and multilingual. Currently working on a memoir of the dogs she has known during her years as a pet sitter, along with other memoirs and creative writing pieces.




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53 Responses to #8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; FEB. 10/13

  1. I thought this post had looked familiar and then I remember having read something similar before.

    I can’t imagine caring for others pets Debbie and then losing them too. I don’t doubt that you and Lorraine were just a boo hooing together over Luke’s passing. Dogs get me every darn time.

    You are a God send to love them so much and care for them like they’re your own.

    Loved your story Debbie!


  2. Sounds like an interesting series Debbie!

    Though I haven’t read the earlier series, but I am sure the book is going to be an awesome read. So, wishing you all the very best with it. :)
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  3. Well interpreted, this looks like a fun read!
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  4. I feel as if I am right there with you. What a fun time walking with you.
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  5. Dana

    Very visual, I can see (and hear!!) Luke in front of me, talking! Wonderful! I’d like to hear more about that dog-human language dictionary :))

  6. Our dog talks too. Mostly he says, “Let’s visit the big black box.” the refrigerator.

  7. Great snippet that speaks to the heart of any animal lover in whatever language it is that we all share! :-)
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  8. Terrific. Some of them communicate so clearly, others seem to ignore us. I wonder what goes on in their minds.
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  9. I’ve heard dogs who sounded as if they’d learned to imitate human speech. Not the vowels and consonants, but my Derry sure had the cadence and note right.
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  10. I’m adoring Luke. Sounds like a wonderful dog!

  11. Great writing. Can’t wait for the book!

  12. Debbie, I’ve done a lot of dogspeak, catspeak in my time. Recognized every word in your eight. A suggestion. You might say “from me” instead of “from my end.” Delightful. Thanks.
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  13. I like the dialogue from the dog. Seems like an interesting storyline too.

  14. well done! A friend of mine writes complicated mysteries entirely from the dog’s (don’t call him that so he can hear you, he’s the hero) POV. and have you read merle’s door – interesting book

    • Thank you so much, Sue! Appreciate your kind words and yes, I have a prized copy of Merle’s Door in my library; given to me by a client. The back story on that is, her beloved dog passed away a month before mine and they were both “Freethinking Dogs”, just like Merle. Bittersweet tale. (I cried and cried at the end….)

  15. I like the rawr, rawr, rawr. It captures the way the dog would ‘talk’ to the narrator. This also seems like an interesting story line.

  16. I’m enjoying this. I think you did a great job of bringing this moment to words!
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  17. I already tried commenting, I think it got swallowed by the website but at risk of repeating myself…this reminds me a lot of my own dog, whenever I pick up a leash. Crazy animal :)

  18. Another fun excerpt – I think you definitely understand the mind of a Dog inagoodway!
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  19. I like how you translate Luke’s vocalizations, but you keep him very doggy-like too. It’s a good feeling when you see that recognition in an animal’s eyes, followed by acceptance. Interested to find out more :)
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  20. I love the description of Luke and the way he “talks” to the narrator. Nice job.

  21. You captured both sides of the conversation. So much fun. You made me smile, thank you. :-)

  22. Hi Debbie! Thanks for stopping by Drama Mama.
    I love the concept for this book and think you have landed on a great idea (speaking as someone who bought dog-related books as Christmas gifts for both her mother and mother-in-law). By the side widget “BlogPaws Community” it looks like you are building a platform for this as well. Great!

    Maybe instead of translating everything the dog does/says, let it “speak” on its own? For example – after the “rawr rawr rawr” maybe something like: “His impatience made me smile – always so ready to go!”

  23. Luke’s dialouge is great. This is a very visually pleasing snippet. Nicely done
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  24. I love this, Debbie! It is so sweet that you translated what Luke was saying. I’m so glad you’re writing this. All that experience put into a book! :-)
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  25. I’m following your journey and would love to proof the book for you if you need volunteers…Just let me know

  26. I will be looking forward to the book!!
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