Tag: pet humor

Bon Chew. That dog speaks French?

When I want to laugh I hop over to “Mischief Mo(a)nday” or “Trouble Tuesday, Bon Chew” post on the Easy Blog: All about our truly  best friend. I think that dog may speak French. Plenty of a clever dog has made me laugh. But only this dog makes me laugh every time I see him. He says the most darn things. He understands life as only a dog can, with his likes, dislikes, and doggie understanding. Also, he has an overflowing empathy for his Mom.

Oodles of fun, I love the reaction dog photos, and the lively banter works on me like a cartoon or graphic action comic book. Rarely, do I look at comics. When I do I like the twists and turns of “Calvin and Hobbes “and Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy, A.K.A. as “Peanuts.”

Plus the un-fine words of the dog mamma when life goes wrong, as it often does. Even the comments add to the humor. So this morning, I want to share the laughs, the twisted dog words, the doggie opinions, the daily life of a pet blogger I admire.

Hope you enjoy the ride on the Easy Blog.

Please tell them,

Deborah at DLM sent you.

BTW I like this definition of comic books via Wikipedia. “A comic book or comicbook, also called comic magazine or simply comic, is a publication that consists of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels …”

img_2034PS. What do you look at or read when you want to laugh?

We love our readers. We love our readers’ comments too.

P.P.S. Stay tuned tomorrow for our guest blogger, Cindy Grant. You will want to read her post and visit her website, too. Grant proves to be a hardworking writer with a rich site for pet lovers.

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

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Hell-o, I hope you all had a good howl-i-day weekend and you celebrated the Birthday of the USA with wonderful events… My weekend was a weird one… …it started that SHE! I will ignore now, said, that someone stinks to high heaven in my crib… … and instead to swing herself in that bathtub, she […]

via easyblog TORTURE TUESDAY — Easy Blog

Do not read.

Dear Dog Leader Mystery Reader,

For many years now I keep telling myself I need to learn to write funny. I don’t mean full of typos funny. Nor do I mean to make fun of the gains I have made in fiction, nonfiction and blogging. I just want some of my readers to howl, once an a while. A good belly laugh or a laugh until you cry is good for us.

Now I’ve never in all my days known a dog who could tell a joke. Not even take a joke, not one of my dogs liked being laughed at. But after years of feeding my dogs dinner (mostly on time) and watch Dawn and Nabisco go bonkers when I lifted their dishes. 

Literally, no not “literary” but a full Max’s Brothers film worthy show of high jinks. Their joyful JUMPS always got out of hand. Everyday. One dog or the other jumped, twirled, careened, until…both dogs were crashing head-on into the oven or our narrow kitchen walls.

I’m such a softy that I hated to see them hurt themselves. A single step into the kitchen had them doing the doggie equivalent of cartwheels.

Hahaha. “Oh, no. Stop.” I’d cry out.

“Dawn, sit. Nabisco, sit.” But by then our dogs had started their happy dance with not a thought in their doggie heads. Visions of kibble? Really? Going nuts for the same dinner, again? Noooooooooooooooo. Erase. Please rewind that mental video tape.

Yes. It’s true. All too true. So if I had been wise or wiser (no wisecracks, please) I would have tied each dog down then command “down-stay.” Needless to say, they didn’t even have doggie beds. Keeshonds get overheated and both liked to flop where ever we sat. They also love lying belly up, legs akimbo to vent off their excess body heat.

Of course, I should also began feeding them in different rooms (something I learned late in life, put one dog in one room and feed him). Actually I never tried to learn anything from my dogs, but they did a good job with me anyway.

Do female dogs run the show in your house?


First our dog, Dawn, would run Nabisco off his food. She’d eat both the dinners I served them. Poor boy, Nabisco had grown up in a household of twenty-five dog cousins. Nabisco happened to be a runt. Plus in the Keeshond breed the females are dominant. Really bossy babes. No kidding, somedays, she was a b*!@h. But not the day photographed below. She loved our kid. Loved kids. Other dogs too. Nabisco became her dog. She just wasn’t into sharing.

Happy campers
Keeshond Smiling Dancing Bear Dawn + our girl

Your turn to weigh in.

Please visit Easy Blog. But only if you want to laugh. Visit the bathroom before you read the Easy Blog. Accidents do happen with dogs and people. How do you spell peeeeeople? Ask Easy if you need help. He loves comments. His readers like to write funny too. Be sure and read the comments. Best of all, tell Easy we sent you. He gave me his permission to reblog his TORTURE TUESDAY-EasyBlog.

Smiling Dutchmen Dogs
Nabisco, Alex and Dawn, our adopted Keeshond dogs
This is my last few months blogging here at Dog Leader Mysteries. Why? Because we are moving to our new site, author site for Deborah Taylor-French. If you have any suggestions for giveaways I would love them. I want to give away some tips on keeping your dog healthy, which looks like a favorite topic with our readers and one on how to “Save your dog’s life” by paying attention to safety details few dog lovers know. So please chime in soon, so we can take your ideas in and come out with some great short books. Yes, free books. One’s you don’t have to review or buy.

All our best to you,

Deborah Taylor-French


Sun lover dogs

Senior dogs’ sunbaths

All of our dogs were sunbathers, even my keeshonds! Keeshonds that have a double coat to keep them warm in snow and ice. Dawn and Nabisco loved to go outside and lay in the sun. How odd that they loved a short naps and feeling overheated. Their two-layered coats grown for chilly Dutch barges and cool winters did not stop them from stretching out in a patch of sunshine until they were panting hot.

Happy campers
Keeshond smiling Dawn + Kid
 Nabisco tiny +cropped
Girl hugs her keeshond dog

This senior dog, Babe, lowered her ears to let the rays warm another section of her forehead.

Babe smiles
Senior dog has a sunbath

I believe Babe’s pet parents adopted her. She has become the neighborhood favorite, naturally mellow and happy to hang with guys or gals. She even tolerates little barky dogs like our Sydney  (Please, don’t tell Syd that! He thinks of himself as a king, and believes he is the all time favorite of everyone in the world).

Some like it hot, some like it cold, me I like it whichever way I like it.
Senior dogs rock, Sydney knows!
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Senior Dogs Rock

A sneaky dog?

Seriously, your dog is not sneaky?

What do you do when you think no one’s looking? Dogs have learned a great deal from our behavior, they know what’s fair and what is not (there is research to prove that). Another research study tested to find out if dogs would eat food they were told not too, under two similar conditions.

  1. First the dog parent sat in a room with his or her dog. Each parent instructed each dog not to eat the food. None of the dogs ate the food they were told not to.
  2. The second time, the dog parent told the same dog not to eat the food but researchers turned out the lights.
  3. Yep, all the dogs ate the food.
  4. This proves dogs get our point of view. They know we can’t see in the dark!

1 corn dog

Photo   credit: Marc Hoffman

What funny things dogs do when they think their people are not watching.

  • What does your dog do to break the rules?
  • What has your dog taught him or herself that frustrates you?

My number one bone to pick with other dog parents:

Yanking a dog’s throat by a collarollar.

Repeated yanking with force is not humane. It does not qualify as training. Excellent trainers do not need to manhandle a dog. The best trainers rarely even raise their voices. They don’t have to do all that creepy Cesar Millan kicking. Humane trainers show the dog what they want the dog to do. They set dogs up for success. They emphasis and reward good behavior every time.

Basic canine good citizen training for dog parent and dog teaches how to reward (or mark) the exact instant a dog or puppy does the wanted behavior. Dog’s breathing, water drinking and eating anatomies in their throats get damaged by this type of mistreatment.

Please read my page “No More Death By Collar.”

Reward dogs for doing the right thing!

Please answer any or all of the questions in your comments. Thanks for reading, Deborah Taylor-French