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This is the fourth 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. These 8 sentences are a continuation from my story of Luke, the White Shepherd:

This routine went on for years. Luke also enjoyed many vacations at my house; we were forever bonded. He started deteriorating around the age of 10. First, there was a problem with his spleen and it had to be removed. There were stomach issues too. I remember once, he had a bad case of diarrhea, all over my car. What a mess! The poor boy was so mortified!

Read the entire story HERE.

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Debbie D.
Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as "The Doglady". Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal "hippie/rockchick". Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!
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40 thoughts on “#8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; FEB. 24/13

  1. You are SUCH A GOOD DOGLADY. Luke is so fortunate to have you with him. I feel so sorry for him. It is hard to have a dog get older. He is not that old but his life just seems to be progressing downward.

    1. Thank you, Carol. Yes, dogs are my life! 🙂 Having a pet age and then pass away is the most difficult thing, but, definitely worth it. Thanks for coming back to this older post.

    1. Hi Kathy; I still mourn my Dalmatian, who passed away in 2007. No matter how often we go through this, it never gets any easier, but, the joys and love are well worth it. Hope your babies are doing well. 🙂 Thanks for visiting.

  2. Aawww….poor Luke. It’s so hard watching age set in on those we love. You’ve done such a great job of bonding us (readers) with him. I’m really enjoying his story.

  3. I just left a comment on the continuation of Luke’s story and I’m loving him 🙂 and I love how much you care about these pets as if they’re your own.

    It’s such a touching story 🙂 and I love how you tell it!

  4. Poor Luke. It says a lot about you that your immediate reaction to the mess was concern his own feelings rather than concern for the car. That’s what sets animal lovers apart.

    1. Thank you, Botanist. 🙂 My first concern was definitely for Luke, but it sure took awhile to clean up the car and air it out. :-p My vehicle, a Taurus station wagon, was dubbed the “dirty old dogmobile” for a reason. 😉 Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

  5. Poor Luke–and we’ve all pretty much had the same reaction. The most incredible thing about dogs is that they are incapable of self-pity. They just get on with life, you know?

    Nice snippet, Debbie. I hope you’re going to add photos to your book. 🙂

    1. What a great insight, Teresa! You are so right; dogs just go with whatever situation they find themselves in and rarely complain. Glad you enjoyed it and yes, pictures are certainly part of book plan.

  6. Poor boy.. I hate it when mine are ill and they have no understanding do they? And they ask for so little..

  7. This excerpt gives a sense of time passing because of the details, without feeling like you’re rushing through it. I feel all sad for Luke as his health deteriorated! I’ve seen that “oh I’m so sorry I did that!” look on a pet’s face and it just melts you 😉
    Thanks for sharing this bit.

      1. Hiya Debbie, … I’ve just left a voice comment… hope it sounds ok… I played it back but I hate to hear my own voice.. Yucky!! 🙂 … I think your books a great idea, so many dogs and so much love , there’s so much to be remembered and written down. .. Take care my friend. xPenx

        1. Well isn’t that cool. Thanks Pen! 🙂 You are the first person to use this app. I haven’t used it either, yet, so I hope my response came through to you. You have a lovely voice. Cheers!