Tag: Dog Leader Mysteries

Sleeping pets, a reblog of Pet Chat

Pet Chat blog just followed Dog Leader Mysteries

Pet cuteness from a blog new to me. The writer, blogger, and pet advocate, not new to any of those three, shows wisdom, an understanding of dogs, and gives sound tips on pet care. So please visit her blog, Pet Chat- more on pets, dogs, cats, birds, and more.

So easy to follow bloggers on WordPress, that’s why I love it. 

BTW I found Pet Chat blog when she followed Dog Leader Mysteries on WordPress.

This is the one thing I will miss about WordPress.com, the wonderful world of WP blogs. To be able to quickly search for pet blogs or writing blogs to follow, plus being able to reblog a few seems to grow my community without trying too much. After all researching, editing, writing, revising, and copyediting then self-publishing takes loads of time. So I like anything that will connect me with other writers, bloggers, and animal lovers, fast.

"I'm the boss," said Paris.
Paris, our rabbit, wins over Sydney, our dog

Both our pets in the photograph above were adopted from local animal shelters. Paris lived with us for twelve years, an exceptionally long life for even a house rabbit. Rabbits in the wild probably live for about three years maximum (or so I’m told).

If you have a photograph of a sleeping pet, or a house rabbit you would like to share with Dog Leader Mysteries blog, please drop us a note in the comments.

We love your comments.

Thanks for reading,

Deborah Taylor-French

Pet Chat

An awww post of cuteness for today.

SamanthaSulpher, LA

And one on the move


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If your dog could talk, what would you hear?

If dogs could speak, what would be your pet’s favorite words?

In The Bark Magazine,  I read, “that if dogs would talk they would stand at the end of our beds and say, ‘More chicken.'”

Sydney would surely say, “Take me to the beach.”


Paris took no nonscense from our dog.

Make it happen for your pets

“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” Michael Jordan

What would your dog what you to make happen for him?

If you don’t know, go ask him?

Guest blogger on Saturday, September 30th, please stay tuned.

Those of us who have dogs, especially who have adopted a dog or rescued one, know each dog comes with challenges. A few unique dogs, like our Sydney, in the photograph above, pose extreme challenges. Have you ever adopted or rescued a dog with challenges?

Have you ever adopted or rescued a dog with challenges? If you have, please share your story with us. Share two or three specific issues, and how your dog and you adjusted to life together.

I believe that complex or challenging people and dogs teach us life lessons when

we are willing to love and learn.

In your comments, please mention issues you have had with your dog or dogs.

Any tips or hints on how to solve thing issues you describe would help other dog lovers, too.

Thanks for reading, Deborah Taylor-French

March Hares?

Bunny madness or March hares?

crop Tux stands pantry

Blog Paws blog hop “Wordless Wednesday”


Our house rabbit, Tuxedo, loving his litter box and fresh Timothy hay

Want more rescued house rabbit stories and photographs? Please visit our Dog Leader Mysteries “Save Easter Bunnies: adopt, don’t shop“or “Good Luck, Yoshi: Photo Friday.”

Thanks for visiting Dog Leader Mysteries and for hopping around Blog Paw’s pet bloggers sites today (or any day).

Wild hares in art?

Wild Hares in contemporary art? Sure, why not. Check out this Sonoma County, California painter’s site. I loved this artist who noticed how wild hares freeze when facing their fears. Inspiring the artist to try the same approach to her fears.

Yvette Buigues

Yvette Buigues sitting-hare“200 Hares series. The hare has a rich history in folklore around the world. There are stories that tell of it’s courage and fear, its relationship to and use by the moon as a messenger to earth; the hare is associated with the Sun, fertility, the dawn, and even seen as a trickster.”

For more visit Wild Hare Studio Shows

Hey, come hop around
Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop


5 years at Dog Leader Mysteries

Happy Anniversary on WordPress.com

I registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago.

Blogging enthralled me.

Merriam-Webster gives the following definition. Depending upon the day, I’m either a slave to blogging or I’m charmed and spellbound. Pick a day and spin the wheel. Have no idea which blog posts feel easy to write, flow into developed and publishable points of view.

Full Definition of ENTHRALL

transitive verb
1: to hold in or reduce to slavery
2: to hold spellbound : charm

Celebrating five years on WordPress (a few grumbles & bumpy days) I find my questions increasing  and my patience decreasing.

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Questions for WordPress  

1. In themes, how do I add show comments?

2. Which themes offer this feature?

3. Why did I lose Mail Chimp when I changed themes?

4. Bloggers hate the new WordPress editor, why did you trash what worked for us so well?

I happen to be fond of my screen saver, which has nothing to do with Dog Leader Mysteries. Or does it, and I haven’t figured it out yet?
Time for a self protrait? The whole truth or a fabricated story, which do you like better?

A tall tale or a slow burning personal story?

Leave clues!

So long, the mystery was missing

  • What is the mystery here?

I admit it. I have held back Dog Leader Mystery fiction. One of my new readers asked me in an email, “What’s the mystery in Dog Leader Mysteries?”


Yes, I’m afraid so. 

Having written at least a million words in my first nine drafts of book one, I should stop being so secretive about my characters and setting, right?

So here goes, now that I have published over 500 posts on this blog, testing what brings new readers and keeps them I promise to keep pPosting a thread of Dog Leader Mysteries fiction, posting no less than once a week. 

Okay, Paul, Debra and other frequent commenters, I am asking you to complain if I miss a week. This way I will know to make it up iti you with two posts the following week! 😜😜

First paragraph in an ACT I chapter 

Nevada pressed her knuckle to her lips. Something’s wrong and Dad won’t tell me the truth. But I can’t accuse him of lying because he changes the subject when I ask about the investigation. 

She bent over and whispered in her dog’s ear. “You’ll help me. It’s not my fault I’m only twelve.”

She stood up after snapping a leash on the harness of her black and silver Keeshond dog. 

“Dad, we’re going for a walk before it gets dark.” 

But to be honest with myself, I can’t wait another minute for news. Luckily, the very best town news guy is just three minutes away. Once outside we leave at a run, setting both my dog and me, panting.

Thanks for reading and sharing, Deborah