Saturday, April 9, 2011

"H" is for Hurricane...

A to Z Challenge..
ABC's of My Life~

....was there any doubt in your mind it would be?


Below is a portion of one of the stories titled, Hurricanes in my book about our loveable, endearing golden retriever: Life through the Eyes of a Hurricane: Doggie Dog!

Click here to go the website to purchase your copy!

Life through the Eyes of a Hurricane: Doggie-Dog!
and Hurricanes... 

I know, I know . . . I haven’t been on the computer for well, in like forever, because it has taken me quite awhile to recover from our vacation to Emerald Isle and I’ll tell you why. The beach was exquisite with all the opportunities to play chase the birds and lope with Little Daddy, search for crabbies in the sand, all my walks, and games of tag with the waves and WOW, what gigantic waves they were!

There was something about this expedition to the big blue bathtub I don’t understand though. When we got to the ocean someone called “Hurricane Danielle” had been there so these scarlet flags hung on poles, blowing in the brisk breeze. Big Daddy said the streamers were there to tell us not to swim in the ocean. Well, what fun is that?

Besides, no one told me I could have met and played with Danielle, someone who shares MY name! If I had been there a couple days early, I could have joined in the fun with her. I bet she was pretty just like her name, but evidently I missed meeting her, DARN!

Anyway, I was amused from sun up ’till sundown. I took daybreak strolls on the beach with Big Daddy because he wakes up really early. I wonder if it has anything with me giving him licky-lickies on the face when just a hint of light peeks in the window? UMMMMM, anyway, he gets out of bed mumbling something about “Devil-Dog” . . . there he goes using that word again when I know my name is Hurricane.. . .


. . .But just when I was having so much fun with the waves and the birds and all the strolls, on Thursday my family started to put all our things in bags and boxes and place them all in our van.

What was going on? We can’t leave yet because I’m still having fun!”

Little Daddy said, “Hurricane Earl is coming.” Well, I know I didn’t invite Hurricane Earl so why is he coming? I just don’t understand all this use of my name. And if we didn’t invite Earl, why does he have to be so mean and make us leave?

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I won't give the ending away but if you'd like to read another tid-bit about Hurricane, go to my friend's blog who shared her experience with our beloved pup. Who knew he'd be a bra stealer?  Her blog is entitled Quitting my Day Job...

Happy 'H' weekend~

46 comments:

Madeleine said...

Cute! I hope Hurricane Earl' decides to forego his visit and not reek any devastation on them :O)

Pk Hrezo said...

Aw, sounds like a wonderful trip! :)

Rita said...

Love your post this morning. Hope Earl turned around.

Siv Maria said...

Fun post to read. Didn't they used to call hurricanes only after women? Just thinking outloud, have to check that out. Lovely picture of Hurrican on the beach.

From the Kitchen said...

Our Oliver says he's happy to be in the midwest!! He can chase the waves in Lake Michigan with no fear of a hurricane!!

Best,
Bonnie

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Looks like one fun-loving pooch! Glad to hear he can chase the waves without having the threat of a hurricane looming over him.

Eliza said...

Sounds great. A friend went to the coast with her two dogs yesterday, they'd never seen the sea but loved it.

Teresa Evangeline said...

Tracy, I love hearing Hurricane's stories. There's nothing like a golden. I'm thinking of getting a dog, and they are at the very top of my short list.

texwisgirl said...

cute boy!

Bish Denham said...

Water and a retriever go together like hugs and kisses.

Daisy said...

Cute story, and I love the pictures too, Tracy! I can see how much fun Hurricane is having by the water. :D

Arkansas Patti said...

What a grand dog and I love how he is so anxious to meet Danielle but not so much Earl.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful dog! And, yes, Retrievers and water do go together! Lovely capture of the beach and a really cute story! Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Bossy Betty said...

Loved all the images here. Glad you are back.

The Words Crafter said...

Sounds like Hurricane had a wonderful time. Sorry he had to leave because of Earl.....

Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

Patty Ann said...

sounds like a totally memorable day!

Mamma has spoken said...

I'm so out of touch woth the real world, I didn't know there was a hurricane your way. Hope all is well. Oh and I love you furry Hurricane! I'm sure I know how you got your name...

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, I love how Hurricane enjoyed his vacation! Very fun!

Wanda's Wings said...

Sounds like a wonderful vacation. It looks like Hurricane was enjoying himself too.

Talei said...

Definitely sounds like Hurricane had a fab time!

Have a lovely weekend. And great to meet you via the A to Z!

N. R. Williams said...

Good name to give a busy dog. Nice to meet you.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Betty Manousos@ CUT AND DRY said...

Sounds like you had a glorious day!
I love the photos, and welcome back!
Betty

septembermom said...

What a beautiful fun day! Great photos. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

Hurricane Earl through the eyes of a beautiful dog! Very clever Tracy!

Ginny said...

I'm loving those matching tie-dyed shirts in your first picture!! You are so lucky you made it right between two hurricanes!! Now about Hurricane's underwear thing, does he take your bras, too?

Old Kitty said...

Awww Doggie Dog sounds utterly adorable!! Darn these hurricanes for spoiling his fun!! :-)

Thanks for the lovely extract - good luck with you fun and fab book!!! Take care
x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

There's always a 'party-pooper' in every trip!!! :-)))

Munir said...

One of my coworkers "Katrina" was devastated when Hurricane Katrina brought so much distruction. She told us to call her Katy instead. She used to love her name Katrina, too bad for her.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Loved stoppying by here tonight. After being in bed all day trying to recover this was good for me.
I am on my way to purchase your book now. I am so excited for you.
Thanks honey for all the get well wishes too. I so appreciate you
Love
Maggie

Robyn Campbell said...

Great blog! Doggie Dog seems like my kinda guy. He'd love it here on our farm.

Super pics. I love looking at blogger pals photos. Love the story too.

I will ask hubby if I can make the purchase of your book this week. Lovely to know you. <3

Josh Hoyt said...

Great post and story. I look forward to following your blog.

sue said...

thanks for stopping by my blog and for your thoughtful comment about children with learning difficulties. You've encouraged me to continue with the theme when I can. Sue@JumpingAground (alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

sarah said...

great story....enjoyed reading this....

Brian said...

Some times you need to skip the hurricanes of life and hocus on Hope!

Out of My Mind said...

Well, with a name like Hurricane, he would probably love to experience one.
And, think of all the things he would be thinking while it was going on.

LV said...

What a great presentation on Hurricanes and Hurricane Dogie.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Tracy Sweetie...
I love this write. Aren't the photos just adorable. I love them. Looks like everyone had such a wonderful time. I can just imagine his mind as he ran in and out with the waves, and lapped at them as well. What joy I see in the photos.

Love those tie dye shirts in the photo. So fun looking. I have wanted one for the longest time. I may do that with the grands before Easter. What fun that would be. I'll keep you posted.

Thank you for the fun beautiful share, and I am off to read the post you suggested. Have a glorious Sunday sweet one. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Canyon Girl said...

I love it -- he is having so much fun, isn't he?--Inger

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You are such a great writer, Tracy... I'm sure you will sell TONS of books!!!!

Thanks for the little part of one of the chapters/stories in the book... I enjoy reading stories from the 'mouth' of Hurricane!!!!!!

Hope you are having a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

HI Tracy! I found you on Theresa's blog, Run Around Ranch. We had the same comment, everything's better, with Blue Bonnet on it", so I decided to look you up and see what you're all about. I just spent the last hour reading your blog. Love your writing. Yes, I'm going to check out your book. Way to go! I've signed up to Follow! I love dogs too. Mine are all Gordon Setters. Hope you'll visit!
~ Karen

Jules said...

Sorry been doing taxes. LOL, where did you go in 24 hours, you were just here yesterday?! Am I the only one who realizes, "YOU HAVE A BOOK FOR SALE!" :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Julie Musil said...

I think I'd like Hurricane very much! What great pictures.

Seams Inspired said...

I have a hunch Hurricane and my boxer, Dexter, would get along famously! :o) Here's hoping Earl turned and stayed out to sea. Great 'H' post! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sunday! :o)

LTM said...

precious! I love it. And yep, hurricanes. Part of life in our neck of the woods~ :o) <3

Niki said...

awww Hurricane is so beautiful :)

Ellie said...

I'm popping over to look at your book right now!

Ellie Garratt