Sunday, February 28, 2010

OH NUTS with Flickertail & Paint

Paint, the Horse snuck up on Flickertail, the llama. “Boo.”

Flickertail jumped.

“What are you so engrossed in? A herd of elephants could have snuck up on you.”

“I’m watching the drama on the high wire.”

Paint shook her head. “I don’t understand.”

“Up there.” Flickertail pointed with his nose.

“What? All I see are squirrels on the telephone wires.”

“Right, it’s like a one lane racetrack up there. It started out with two squirrels trying to beat each other to get to who knows where for who knows why. They are like some people I know. They are always in such a hurry for no apparent reason.”

Paint laughed. ‘Wonder what happens if they meet another squirrel head on who is in just as much of a hurry.”

“Oops!” Flickertail chuckled. ‘It’s not like they can pull over. It reminds me of the Death Road we traveled in Bolivia.”

“Oh, look! Question answered. Someone jumps into the trees or onto a roof.”

“Hmmm, wonder what they do if there is no safe place to jump.”

“Maybe that’s why flying squirrels were created.”

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Animal Slideshow

This slideshow features the stars of my new children's book, "Flickertail & Paint, Barnyard Sleuths," scheduled for release this summer.

Monday, February 15, 2010

A Valentine’s Gift for Paint

It was almost Valentine’s Day. “What can I give Paint to show her how much her friendship means to me?” Flickertail, the llama wondered.

He thought about all of the beautiful times they had shared together in the past few years they had been partners in their detective firm. Not only did they work together well as a team in solving cases but they had become good friends. She had even helped him find his mother in time to celebrate last Mother’s Day.

He remembered the times Paint had come to visit. The horse always brightened the old barn up when she was there. What was it that made their times together so special? He just couldn’t put his two-toed foot on it.

He went out to the pasture where they had spent many hours relaxing and discussing cases. He closed his eyes, picturing them kicking back under the apple tree. Was it the fresh air? No, they had fresh air every where. It was something more than that. As he watched the two of them in his mind, it suddenly occurred to him. He saw himself reaching up, choosing two of the best looking apples and offering her one. Of course, it was the apples! Good food always adds to any occasion when great friends get together.

He would send Paint apples, he decided. He called an orchard close to her home and made arrangements to have apples delivered for Valentine’s Day. But he still wasn’t satisfied. That will only make her think of our friendship for a few days. What can I give her that will last longer? Perhaps a lifetime. Ah, I have it. She has no apple tree in her pasture. He picked up the phone once again to order a tree from the garden center near her.

Now when he visited her they could enjoy an apple tree in both places and they could nurture this one together.

Monday, February 8, 2010

The twins | Pets Adored Contest

Cookie and Coco would love to win this contest. Please vote for them. You can also upload your pet's pic for a chance to win. Thank you in advance. Woof, woof. The twins | Pets Adored Contest

Friday, February 5, 2010

Some of my articles recently published on Associated Content

The articles directly below contain links to some of my recently published articles on AC. They include articles for dog lovers and one for senior citizens on reverse mortgages. I hope you will enjoy reading them. I'd love to read your comments either here or there.

How to Treat Dog Dandruff - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Treat Dog Dandruff - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Choose a Pet Boarding Facility - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Choose a Pet Boarding Facility - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Choose a Dog That's Right for Your Lifestyle - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

How to Choose a Dog That's Right for Your Lifestyle - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Five Possible Pitfalls to Consider with Reverse Mortgages - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Five Possible Pitfalls to Consider with Reverse Mortgages - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Kong Dog Toys Really Are Indestructible and Fun - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

Kong Dog Toys Really Are Indestructible and Fun - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com

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