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This is the third 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 last week’s story of Luke, the White Shepherd:

There was fur flying everywhere and as the years passed, the old “dogmobile” would house a permanent Lukehair blanket, (others’ too, of course, but not so obvious).

Apparently, I wasn’t driving fast enough. From the back seat, Luke leaned into my right ear . “Rawr, rawr, rawr, rawr” [~Are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet, are we there yet?~]. This continued until we arrived at our destination; quite the distraction!

The dog park wasn’t ideal for Luke. He had a habit of trying to mount other males, some of whom took exception, so I opted to search for a safer venue. Found a lovely, mostly deserted green space a few miles away, where Luke could play Frisbee to his heart’s content.

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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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44 thoughts on “#8sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS; FEB. 17/13

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  2. They accuse me of leaving hair everywhere. I don’t bark when I’m in the car, but I usually sit up when they stop at a junction so that I can see where we are. The expressions on the faces of drivers behind us can be amusing!

  3. I like how your phrases offer a strong visual without being too wordy. Now in the book itself, I might like a couple more sentences with Luke playing Frisbee, but it would just be frosting. I can picture both of you in these scenes nicely with just a few sentences.

    Pets. So much love when we have them with us, so much heartache when they’re gone.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion Marcia. I will probably revisit every chapter before putting them all together and flesh them out a bit. Yes, pets are wonderful and it’s so heart breaking when we lose them. 🙁

  4. Hi Debbie,

    Wow… You are writing a book? 😉 That’s wonderful. HA… Now you gonna be an author, eh? 😉

    Well, honestly I don’t think I can visit everyone here as I’m yet pending with your last list of bloggers too dear 😉 Let’s see though. Woah… Keeping me busy all the way with regular blogs and list of blogs to visit.

    Wish you all the best for your book Debbie 🙂


    1. I know you’re busy Mayura and appreciate your taking the time to visit my blog and leave comments as well. 🙂 Yes, I am “blogging a book”, (or two). Other people have done this and it worked out for them, so, here’s hoping! Writing a book is something I’ve wanted to do since childhood. Cheers!

  5. I’m a sap for dog tales (and wagging dog tails). I read it all. Thirteen years old. He lived a good life. And I can’t imagine hwo many times you’ve cried over dogs passing away. When I lost my old (15 years) Pokey in 2011, I swore I’d never have another dog. We have two now, Rotty mix rescues. The little one (half Blue Heeler) is DC and Bobbi’s. The big one, half Lab is Dave’s. Both dogs lay beside my computer in the evenings. I didn’t want to love them (damnit anyway), but I do. It does hurt to lose them. Dogs are such amazing creatures. Have you ever thought of writing a fiction story in which you go first person–as the dog? Tell a tale about life through a dog’s eyes? I bet you’d be so good at it. 🙂

    1. Hi Teresa; Thanks for reading the whole story. So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 Your dogs sound lovely. Speaking in the first person as the dog…….what an intriguing idea! It’s something to consider and I really like that idea! Excellent suggestion. Have a great week.

    1. Hi Sue Anne; Shame about your sweater. it must have been nice and soft. Luke was a Shepherd; definitely an Alpha type, but, he could be a real sweetheart, too. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  6. Delicious the way you communicate with Luke. And he has a habit of mounting male dogs! A gay pooch. Trendy and wonderful. We love our furry friends- little kids needing care. Thanks, Debbie.

  7. Mom and I laughed about fur flying everywhere. I don’t shed at all but my Kuvasz sister sheds enough for an entire pack and where ever she goes there is always white fur flying around! Mom has not worn dark colors in the last 10 years since Katie came to live with her because of the fur!

    1. Hahaha! Yes, Emma; I can relate to not wearing dark colours. My Dalmatian shed like crazy too, but, not quite as much as Luke. Thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  8. I love the “permanent Lukehair blanket” comment. I’m continually amazed by how some dogs shed more hair than others.

    Personally, I think this snippet feels a little stronger than your previous snippets. It reads like you’ve really found a writing voice you’re comfortable with. Great snippet.