Monday, April 28, 2008

Norwich Terrier

Hello, all you dog lovers out there. Let me introduce myself. I’m Macris Labelle Beaumont III. I know you’re saying that’s a mighty fancy name for a little dog that’s less than ten inches high and weighs about twelve pounds. You have to realize that I’m a show dog, and I have a fancy name on my registration papers. Of course I have a call name that friends use, and mine’s Astro, short for Asteroid. The reason my owner gave me that name is because she said there was about as much chance of an asteroid hitting the earth as a dog being born as close to its standard as I was.

I always blushed when I heard her say that because I think she exaggerated a little. Scientists tell us at the current rate of asteroids hitting the earth, we can expect one large impact about ever 100 million years. I doubt if I’m that rare, but at the risk of sounding conceited I am expected to set the dog show world on its ear. That’s me in the picture. How about that stack? Real cool, don’t you think? For those not familiar with dog show lingo, that’s how my handler poses me for the judges to get a good look at me.

I’ve been worried lately that I may not get the chance to strut my stuff in the show ring, because some bad things have been happening at Jordan’s Kennels where I live. Leigh Dennison is the new owner, and that girl knows nothing about dogs. To make matters worse, she has ADD. I heard her tell Blake Cameron that means Attention Deficit Disorder. I have no idea what that means, but I think it has something to do with all the disasters we’ve been having. I hope somebody can get things straightened out before the whole kennel goes to the dogs. (Sorry about that.)

Maybe Sandra Robbins, the author of my story Pedigreed Bloodlines which releases in May from
Heartsong Presents Mysteries, will come to the rescue before it’s too late. She seems like a nice lady—loves dogs. So she can’t be all bad. Sandra, who has four grown children, lives in Tennessee with her husband and dotes on her Yorkshire terrier Belle. . I have a sneaking suspicion that Belle’s living the good life in Tennessee. In fact Sandra used her pet’s name for my mother’s name in the book. That makes me want to roll over and howl with happiness

I know there has to be a lot of you dog lovers out there. I’d really like to hear from you and see if you cater to your pet’s every whim like you should. After all, we are your best friend. Who else gives you unconditional love and never holds a grudge? All we want is plenty to eat and drink, a warm place to sleep, and an occasional pat on the head. Ah, a dog’s life. How sweet it is!

Astro

14 comments:

Janelle said...

Cater to the dog's every whim? Let's see. That consists of scratching on the window screen, (he's already taken one off) digging holes, slamming against the gate in an attempt to make it open, and dragging all the bedding out of his doggy box and leaving it all over the yard. Hmmm. I think I have to disagree about this kind of catering. (g)

CHickey said...

What a great idea posting from the dog's pov. A fun post!

Jess said...

Sandra! what a wonderful post. I have no doubt Belle is living the good life in Tennessee. LOL Can't wait to read your book (again) and celebrate with you. I love watching dog shows on TV. Astro's got the perfect stack. :)

P.S. If Janelle brought "Who's It" inside to live, pamper him a little, he'd probably treat her better. LOL

Janelle said...

JESS! I can't believe you could suggest such a thing. Bring IT into my house?!?!? I can't even imagine. OY! LOL.

Sandra Robbins said...

Thanks for the comment, Chickey. Dogs are fun, but according to Janelle they can cause a lot of grief. LOL

Sandra

Sandra Robbins said...

Janelle, I think Jess is right. Bring that poor dog in the house and let him live with you. That's all he wants, just to be part of the family.

Sandra

Marcia Gruver said...

What a doggone good post! I love anything Sandra writes, so I can't wait to get my hands on Pedigreed Bloodlines.

Susan Page Davis said...

Now that is a cute dog, and I don't like small dogs. Sandra, can't wait to read it!
Susan

NancyMehl said...

I love dogs! In fact, mine is lying by my feet right this minute. Of course, sometimes he sleeps on top of my feet! It makes it hard to move.

Great post, Sandra. I'm really looking forward to your book!

Nancy

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

As someone who it totally UNOBSESSED with her itsy, bitsy, tiny, cute, adorable, lovable, sweet, baby dachshund, Max, I have to agree with you, Astro. Owners SHOULD dote on their pets! ;-)

Have I mentioned my online devotionals--Max'ims? They're based on everything I've learned from watching my dachshund. Who says I'm obsessed with my dog?

LOL!

Janelle said...

All right, Lisa. You've got a good indoor dog. I'll give you that. But what about your OUTDOOR dog? Hmmm? Tell us about NEWLY! And why HE isn't INDOORS.

Elizabeth Ludwig said...

LOLOL!! Okay...Newly is...he's...I give up. There are no words to describe what Newly is. Suffice it to say, the dog will probably live forever because he's got too much dumb luck to get hit by a car. Not that I want him to, mind you. I'm just saying...

Eileen said...

Pup lovers everywhere would love that little bit of doggie. Can't wait to read your book, Sandra!

Mary Connealy said...

I didn't know there was a new post up. I love this Sandra...or Astro or whoever I'm talking to. :)

I love books that give me a look into a different world and dogs is a great idea.