Dog stories

Many of you will remember my Ready to Read stories about Skipper the Border Collie dog. I had two stories published and four rejected. The published ones were “No, Skipper” and “Skipper’s Happy Tail”. The rejected ones were about Skipper digging holes, licking people to say hello, dressing up for a competition and nearly going through the carwash on the back of the ute. Sometimes it can be hard for an author to tell why a story has been rejected. I would like to submit another Skipper story and, now that we have a dog, perhaps I will use an example of that in one of my stories.

For example, today our dog Kelsey came to our son’s soccer game. There were other dogs there who were all adult dogs and very well behaved. But our dog is a 9 month old puppy who is very excitable. So a game of soccer is quite something to her! I might write something about her funny (and annoying) antics during the game and see if it can become a new Skipper book. I wonder if any of the readers of this blog have some funny dog stories that might be good for a Skipper story. If you do, make a comment on the blog and tell us all about them.

Bye for now.


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    zackids said,

    Hi Sharon. We used to have a Springer Spaniel called Biggles who was a bit crazy. He always loved to chase ducks down by the river but didn’t like water. One day when we were walking him along the Avon River he ran up to a group of ducks who immediately took off. Unfortunately he wasn’t fast enough putting on his brakes and slid over the bank and into the river. I managed to grab hold of his collar and pull him out. We had a good laugh about it for ages afterwards šŸ™‚

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    starauthor said,

    That is a very funny story. Perhaps I can work that into a story about Skipper. Thanks for telling it. I love the name Biggles for a dog. Perhaps it can be a dog character in my next book!

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      zackids said,

      We called him Biggles because he was black and white and looked like he had flying goggles around his eyes. Sadly he got Epilepsy when he was 6 and had to be put down so we only had a short time with him. We have lots of good memories of him though šŸ™‚

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