Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tail waggers and yappers

If I hadn't known better, I'd have thought it was Bark in the Park day instead of a craft fair around the lake.

That is the one thing I sort of miss about living in the inner city; every household had a dog or two. When I lived in the city, I could walk down the block and be greeted by several tail waggers and yappers. Now that I live in the suburbs, I never hear a dog barking.

There were almost as many dogs as people at the craft fair today which featured local artists, a band and food booths. Every kind of dog you can imagine from great Pyrenes, to a two pound (if that) pomeranian puppy. When the bassett hound saw a sheltie, he arrhooed, which made the standard poodle yap and the beagle bark and the great dane leap. Well, you get the pciture. It was a sight to behold.

I received an acceptance from Not Your Mother's Books...On Dogs. My story, My Fowl Little Puppy is about my first pooch having a fling with our feather pillows.

When I submitted her photo, dated 1968, I almost cried remembering that little stinker.

10 comments:

Val said...

Congratulations on your acceptance. Dogs do the darnedest things.

Mevely317 said...

Congrats on the acceptance, Linda!!! I can't wait to read it!

I'm an unashamed, over-the-top dog lover, and would've so enjoyed the lakeside spectacle you've described. My own fur-baby/brat would probably have stroked out.

Have a sweet evening!
Myra

Bookie said...

Good for you, another publishment...not a word but should be, don't you think?

Your dog "tails" make me sad for our past dogs too. We are almost ready to face another one and then we back off a bit longer...it is big responsibility!

Chatty Crone said...

He was cute. I am surprised that there were more dogs in the city then in the country.

Joanne Noragon said...

Congratulations; good writing.
About the art fair dogs: this is what my sister and I did for twenty years. Weavers. A couple came around the corner of our booth once, holding a rug. "Our dog just peed on this rug; we should buy it."

Sioux said...

Congratulations, Linda. Yet another notch in your publication belt.

Susan said...

So glad to hear about the pooch acceptance, Linda. Keep up the good work. Have a good Monday! Susan p.s. Thanks for all your visits and comments to my blog, too. I so appreciate your stopping by!

Carol said...

Congrats, Linda.
What a cutie!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Wow, another acceptance! That's fabulous!

An intriguing title always helps catch an editor's eye. I like yours a lot. :)

noexcuses said...

Congrats on the accetance! That's great news!

Would love to take our little princess out, but she just wants to play football with the other dogs...while wagging her tail!

Best wishes for many more acceptance awards to come!