Good News on the Headcount

We got word last week that our church attendance is good enough for the diocese to keep out parish open.  Yeah!  Of course the higher ups complained that we don’t give enough money.  (We could give infinity and it would not be enough.)

Peek-a-boo!

Hey, does this mean we can keep peeing on the statues?

We have sort of consolidated into a smaller group of people which makes things more personal.  It also makes you feel obligated to get involved and help out.  I’ve been doing a little of that lately.  Despite how recent posts might make it sound, I am not much of a church person, but I do like helping out.  I would help any church that needed something I could provide.

This month we are collecting for the Cradle of Love to provide support for women who have decided to keep their babies.  Although I don’t have much, I went to the store to stock up on baby supplies to bring this weekend.  Maybe I will be able to help a child have an easier start in his or her life.

In the meantime, my boys and I will enjoy meeting our friends on the grounds and patrolling for bear and coyotes.  We are really happy that we get to continue using the outside of the church for our special time.

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If you would like to visit the boys in their own world, pick up a copy of Poopiter.

Bitey Dog and Toby in POOPITER

Available at Amazon.

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Sign of the Times

 

Beware! Guard Cairn Terrier On Duty

For some reason, this makes me laugh.

(This was the work of the little one.)

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To read more of Bitey’s adventures before the sign-chewing Usurper came along, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.  It is available at Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

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Bitey and his new usurping little brother will soon be starring in the illustrated Poopiter.  I made some corrections to the manuscript this morning and sent it off this afternoon.  If the proof comes back OK, it will be ready for publishing possibly this week.  Stop by often for updates on the book’s progress!

Butterflies

 

I have a friend who says that puppies' souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

I have a friend who says that puppies’ souls come back to visit their mommies as butterflies.

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Perhaps that is why my boys enjoy chasing butterflies so much…they sense a kindred spirit.

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To read more of Bitey’s adventures, pick up a copy of A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy.   It is available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions.

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Coming Soon!  Bitey and his little brother Toby will have their own book.  I got a proof back from the printer yesterday, but there had been a problem with compression when the manuscript was sent.  I fixed that and resubmitted, so hopefully it will be good enough to approve next time!

A Tired Mommy Is a Good Mommy!

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Well, here is it!  Available at Amazon, if you would like to check it out.

Putting this book together was a tremendous amount of fun, and I am greatly looking forward to doing another.   I know a lot of bloggers out there would love to be discovered by a real publisher, but if there is any project that is dear to your heart – that you would love to be able to hold in your hands right now – then I encourage you to give this a try!   It is very satisfying to have creative control of everything from the dimensions of the book to the font(s) to the cover art.

Go ahead and publish!  What have you got to lose?

And Now We Wait….

Today we submitted our formatted book interior and our cover art.  They made it through the first review, and now we have to wait to be presented with a proof.  After that, we either approve the book or redo the work until it is right.  I am hoping that things are correct because after looking at this content over and over and for so long, I don’t really see it anymore.  I can say that the pups are much happier now that I am not at the computer so many hours each day.  This afternoon we got to play with one of their friends as well as chase tennis balls and flashlight beams.

And now we wait….

Peeing on each other.

How the boys celebrated our time outside today.

Still Alive

It has been way too long since poor Bitey got to tell a story.  Don’t worry, more are on the way.  We have been working together on creating a book based on The Adventures of Bitey Dog.  Since we started the project, we have had a number of obstacles, but it appears we are getting close to publishing.  Once the book is ready, we will post a link to it here so that you can check it out if you would like.

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(This is only hopeful thinking….our grass is still dead from winter.)

Wishing you all a great week of avoiding doing your taxes!